Although there’s still a lot of confusion over the next stock Android smartphones developed by Google and a number of questions not even the most well-connected insiders can answer with certainty, more and more puzzle pieces are falling into place, hinting at a major change in design.
The latest details to be revealed by serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @OnLeaks, may appear insignificant at first place, but with images rendered by the same source (and essentially confirmed by Google itself), they help paint the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL a very interesting picture.
Would you rather go for Taller bodies and thicker profiles?
The interesting thing to be noted here is that the screen sizes of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are not etched in stone, Steve H. suggested their overall dimensions have been decided. The smaller model is expected to feature a display between 5.6 and 5.8 inches while measuring 147 mm in height, 68.9 mm in width, and 8.2 mm in thickness. In turn, the larger variant should come with 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2 mm physical measurements and a display of 6.2 to 6.4 inches.
The thing that stands out about these numbers is the purported profile of the Pixel 4 and pixel 4 XL, which would be slightly thicker than the 7.9 mm waist of the previous handsets (Pixel 3 and 3 XL). That indicates there’s a good chance of upgrade in the battery capacity from 2,915 and 3,430mAh respectively, although there are no accurate rumors regarding how big of improvement might be in the pipeline. Obviously, we’ll take anything we can get, especially to consider the decent but not particularly remarkable battery life of the Pixel 3 lineup.
Another detail that needs to note down here is the small height increase of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL compared to the previous models. That suggests the relatively large bezel size of the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 will not be drastically reduced, while the forehead expected on the Pixel 4 XL could more or less cover the same surface as the notch and chin of the 3 XL. The noticeable thing is that the Pixel 4 XL should also be significantly narrower than of its predecessor, with the Pixel 4 tipped as slightly wider than the pixel 3 which is normal sized.
The design may not be finalized yet
Conclusively, the above-mentioned dimensions are largely in line with the expectation of no-notch Pixel 4 and 4 XL designs featuring a big forehead, thin side bezels, and small chins. It is also important to point out that the thickness of the two devices is tipped to grow to 9.3 mm when taking the rear camera bump into consideration as well. All this sounds like a pretty bulky protrusion, but before making the final decision whether or not you dig into this new high-end trend, you’ll want to keep in mind the Pixel 4 line could still end up looking like a different beast altogether.
We know, it is quite difficult to imagine official teaser by Google last week was part of an elaborate act of misdirection, but there is still a possibility of anything. Apparently, three prototypes were considered in the early stages in the development of phone, and while one concept has most likely been scrapped, one more may well be on the table along with the one Google recently “confirmed.”
The problem here is that no one has actually seen that particular design, so it is not possible to say if it’s better or worse than this large forehead, no-physical fingerprint scanner, no-notch, massive camera module approach. We cannot do anything now, just have to wait and see what are the things that Google might be hiding up its sleeve for its October launch of the Pixel 4.
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