Apparently, the company decided to seize the initiative in their hands.
Google has posted on Twitter the official image of the Pixel 4 smartphone, which should be presented only in October 2019. So the company reacted to the leaks of the device renders.
The main changes in the design of Pixel will be a new form of the camera. Now the module looks square and combines two cameras, a flash and two more sensors – one, perhaps, a depth sensor, and the second – a microphone.
Judging by the Pixel 4 cover, Google also removed the fingerprint sensor from the back for the first time. It was probably moved to the power button on the side or below the screen.
As noted at The Verge, information about the last few Pixel models appeared online long before the presentation. For example, in the case of Pixel 3, bloggers managed to photograph, test and forget the smartphone in a taxi. The media reported that a batch of devices was stolen from the Foxconn factory and resold on the black market in Ukraine.
According to journalists, this time Google decided to keep the initiative. The company told The Verge that they cannot yet confirm anything, except that it is indeed Pixel 4.
Judging by the renders and leaks, the size of Pixel 4 and 4 XL will not differ significantly from previous models. The older version will get a screen without a “bang”: instead, Google will return to a more traditional framework, in which a face recognition system like Face ID in iPhones will fit.
Journalists also believe that Project Soli technology can be embedded in Pixel 4. It is a small radar that recognizes small finger movements in the space in front of the device. The technology will allow owners of smartphones to interact with them in a new way when devices are on the table or charged at a wireless station.