Earlier this week, Google took the highly unusual move of responding to numerous leaks regarding its upcoming Pixel 4 flagship by posting an actual image of the smartphone. Google's actions left many enthusiasts with mouth agape, as most companies are reticent to acknowledge leaks pertaining to a major product release.
Now that that cat is at least partially out of the bag, we now have a better idea of what the Pixel 4 will look like in its final form. The official Google pictures coupled with previously leaked information have prompted @PhoneDesigner to create some new renders of the device.
The back of the device, as confirmed by the Google image release, is the most dramatic departure for the Pixel family design wise. Gone is the two-tone upper/lower design aesthetic and the dominant feature is the square camera pod that houses a couple of cameras, an LED flash and an unidentified sensor at the top.
We had previously heard that the Pixel 4 would feature a hole-punch display for the selfie camera, while the Pixel 4 XL would feature a more pill-shaped cutout for dual cameras. The latest rumors suggest that the Pixel 4 family will instead revert to a rather large bezel at the top of the display to house as many as 5 sensors. While this might be somewhat of a disappointment to people that wished to have a seen an unblemished display as found on the OnePlus 7 Pro, it's definitely more preferable to the huge notch found on the Pixel 3 XL.
Powering the Pixel 4 family will likely be Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is the new hotness in the smartphone realm. The current Pixel 3 family debuted with a rather meager 4GB of RAM, so we're hoping for at least 6GB this time around and preferably 8GB to better help when it comes to managing open apps. We also expect to see maximum available storage increase to 256GB, which would be a nice move considering that the Pixel family has failed to embrace the microSD slot for expansion.