It looks like tech giant Google has learned from past experiences. Rather than wait for someone else to leak information on its upcoming Pixel 4, like what happened with last year’s Pixel 3 leaks, the company is leaking its own information with a teaser image of the Pixel 4 on the company’s Twitter account. Of course, that doesn’t mean all the leaks will stop. IndiaShopps has also leaked some renderings of the flagship phone.
Google’s images don’t give much to go on. The IndiaShopps leak suggests that there will be three colors—black, white, and mint green. Unfortunately, all we really have to go off of is one official photo and a lot of speculation. Google may actually have released the image to stem the tide of speculation, but that tactic may actually have backfired as the image only whets the appetite for Pixel fans. The phone is expected to be officially released in October. Until then, all we have is speculation.
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For starters, the smartphone is expected to be priced around $1000, with multiple storage capacities being offered at different prices. Google’s posted image shows what the back of the phone will look like, which confirms rumors of a large, square camera bump. That bump looks like it will hold two cameras. That would be a change for the Pixel as Google has always relied on just one camera in the rear. The bump also features a flash and two sensors.
It also looks like the Pixel 4 won’t have a fingerprint scanner on the rear like every other Pixel that has come out. Instead, that scanner will most likely be on the front as an in-display scanner. Of course, it’s also possible that the Pixel 4 just won’t have a scanner. Other images suggest that the front will have a notch or bezel as well as bottom-firing speakers.
The list for wished-for characteristics of the new Pixel 4 is quite expansive, and it looks like we’ll have to wait until closer to the official launch date to really get an idea of what this smartphone will actually be.