Google’s not even trying to hide the Pixel 4 anymore.
Following a summer of teasing images and pre-announcing new features for the Pixel 4, which is expected to launch in October, alleged photos of the Android phone in the wild have now surfaced.
According to XDA-Developers, the two photos of the Pixel 4 were reportedly shared via their Telegram group and seemingly confirm what we already know about the device: it’ll have a bezel above the screen for a shrunken version of Google’s Soli radar sensor and a large-ish square-shaped bump on the rear that houses two cameras.
— XDA Developers (@xdadevelopers) August 28, 2019
The images of the alleged new model also suggest the Pixel 4’s being tested on Sprint (but don’t expect it to support 5G), won’t come with the Pixel’s signature two-tone rear design, and the black version might come with a white shaded power button.
The Pixel 4’s expected to be Google’s most notable premium Pixel release yet.
Rumors suggest the rear bump will house two cameras — a main camera and a telephoto camera — and, possibly, a spectral sensor similar to the Pixel 3.
The fingerprint reader on the back is also going to be replaced by a Face ID-like face unlock feature.
Google announced in July the Pixel 4’s face unlock works in almost any orientation and uses a Soli radar sensor to detect when you’re near the phone and then unlocks “in one motion.”
The Soli radar sensor also has another trick: hand gestures.
Called “Motion Sense,” you’ll be able to wave your hand in front of the Pixel 4 to do things like “skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls.”
And that’s about all we know about the Pixel 4 so far.
If Google follows previous releases, the phone will come in two sizes and likely come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, Android 10, hopefully more RAM (the Pixel 3’s performance has tanked with new updates because it has so little RAM), and larger batteries.
In previous years, Google released the original Pixel on Oct. 20, 2016; the Pixel 2 on Oct. 19, 2017; and Pixel 3 on Oct. 18, 2018. Unless Google bucks tradition, expect the Pixel 4 to launch in late October 2019.