The Google Pixel 4 leaks are coming faster and faster, and there is a new one for the larger Google Pixel 4 XL today allegedly showing the upcoming smartphone from the top, bottom and side to side – almost a complete picture of the device.
This leak comes courtesy of Twitter user Sudhanshu Ambhore (@ sudhanshu1414) and originally spotted by MSPowerUser. The tweets purport to show the Pixel 4 XL within and beside transparent cases.
Google Pixel 4 XL case renders.1 / 2 # Google # Pixel4XL pic.twitter.com/Kj60LQJfU8July 19, 2019
This leak lines up with previous ones … mostly. It does indeed show off a square triple camera housing in the upper left of the back – a serious departure for the single-rear lens Google Pixel line – and much thinner side bezels, as well as an apparent ditching of the notch by return to a simple blacked-out top bezel.
The differences? The previous Google Pixel 4 XL leak – our first potential look at the phone – showed off dual front-facing cameras clustered to the left of a central speaker. The new leak has either side or presumably where a central speaker would be (there is no visible in the render). Plus, there are extra small apertures to the right of the rear camera's flashlight, too small to a lens, which could be a "spectral sensor" for low-light photography, PhoneArena theorizes.
They 'intr intring divergences since we can only speculate which one is closer to the truth, especially since Google's own teasingly cropped reveal or the Google Pixel 4 doesn't help either case.
2/2 # Google # Pixel4XL pic.twitter.com/uy3K9CTSnTJuly 19, 2019
So, what does the new leak show?
Aside from supporting the overall shape and format we've seen in previous leaks, the new angles give us an idea of what features the Google Pixel 4 XL will – and will not include.
Obviously, Google's own reveal lacks a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, so we could safely predict that both versions of the new phone will include an in-screen fingerprint sensor; Samsung Galaxy S10 to the midrange Moto Z4 . The lack of a cutout on either side of the case render rules a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Sadly, we only see a USB-C port at the bottom, so there is not much hope for a 3.5mm headphone jack making a comeback after surprisingly appeared in the midrange Google Pixel 3a. The port is also flanked by two grille ports – ostensibly for speakers – which means the new flagship may not have forward-facing audio (though, it could come in stereo from the top earpiece, as the iPhone XS does ).
In any case, these are just preliminary renders, and a lot of details could be wrong in the final version. One thing for sure: your Google Pixel 4 cases are going to look funky with that big square cutout.
- Let's see how the iPhone 11 is shaping up, shall we?