The other day there was an intense emotion among those who have already decided to buy Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL when a list on Geekbench revealed that a compared Pixel 4 model was equipped with 8 GB of RAM. That is, twice, we repeat, twice the memory found in every other Pixel phone that has traveled the face of the earth since prehistoric times. Well, 2016 anyway. Subsequent leaks are back to the previous rumors that 6 GB of RAM is found in the new Pixel models. But it turns out that Pixel 4 XL may have variants with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM. But there is much, much more behind this.
Geekbench lists another reference test for a device called Pixel 4 XL 5G. Yes, there seems to be a version of the new Pixel phones that support the next generation of wireless connectivity and this model has 8 GB of memory. It also has the Snapdragon 855 under the hood, although perhaps for this model we can see the overclocking “Plus” version of the chip. The phone scored 761 in the single-core test and 2326 in the multi-core test in Geekbench 5.
Will Google launch a 5G Pixel model this year?
It will be interesting to see if Google releases a 5G version of Pixel 4 XL this year. While the four major carriers offer 5G services in small areas across the country, the first nationwide 5G network will not be operational until the middle of next year. In the US, 5G phones already available include Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. But Apple has postponed the launch of an iPhone 5G to next year.
With 5G, the data download speed will be 10 to 15 times the current 4G rates; Movies that require 20 minutes to download will be uploaded in seconds. More importantly, 5G will pave the way for a new economic boom as many new services and industries will be created at higher wireless speeds. This will not happen overnight and it may take three to five years or more before 5G phones make up the majority of phones purchased in the US. In other words, there is time for Google to wait if this year it decides not to launch a 5G version of the new Pixels.
The normal 4G LTE version of the Pixel 4 series will be interesting thanks to some new features that Google has confirmed. Motion Sense uses Google’s Soli-based radar chip to allow hand gestures to skip songs, reject phone calls, turn off the alarm, view notifications and more. This feature will not be available in all regions but will be offered in the US. And if you’re not satisfied, you can disable it. And although it is not clear if there is a fingerprint sensor for the new pixels on the screen, there will be a secure version of Face Unlock that will use a 3D mapping system similar to the Face ID system used by Apple’s iPhone. An enhancement of the Night Sight feature, which allows users to take visible photos in low light conditions, will help conduct an astrophotography setup. This will give Pixel owners the technology to take pictures of the stars.
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL should perform during the next Made by Google event which will take place on October 15th. We were able to see the new phones launched on October 25, although a 5G variant could be launched later.
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