Whether by design or through an actually inability to keep things under wraps, the upcoming Pixel 4 series has been extensively leaked over the past several weeks and months. The latest leak comes from a familiar source—Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) posted what look to be official press renders of the Pixel 4, as shown above.
Coming from Blass, we have a high level of confidence that these images are the real deal. And assuming they are, the renders confirm Google is eschewing modern trends like a notch or punch-hole design in favor of traditional bezels on the top, bottom, and sides.
The top bezel is the thickest of the bunch on the Pixel 4. It houses the front-facing camera for taking selfies, and also a 3D sensing Soli camera for facial recognition—it's already been confirmed the Pixel 4 will support a face unlock feature. We see a pill-shaped speaker grill up top as well.
Looking at the render of the rear, we see a large square camera cutout. Past leaks suggest the Pixel 4 will debut with a 12.2-megapixel main sensor (f/1.73 aperture) paired with a 16-megapixel telephoto lens with an 8X zoom.
If the past leaks are accurate, the Pixel 4 will have a 5.7-inch OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 4 XL will bump that up to a 6.3-inch display. Both are to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM.
One of the more recent rumors is that the Pixel 4 series will feature a Personal Safety app to assist users who have been in an automobile accident. Here is the description as noted at XDA-Developers...
Personal Safety is an app for Pixel phones that helps you stay safe and connected to first responders and your emergency contacts.
- If your phone detects that you’ve been in a car crash, it can help reach 911 for you. Car crash detection is available in the United States.
- Enter medical information and choose your emergency contacts. By default, this info is available when your phone is locked to help first responders.
- With emergency sharing, you can quickly share a short message and your current location with all of your emergency contacts.
Having a phone automatically dial 911 following a car crash would be potentially handy, especially if the app leverages location data.
There might not be a whole lot of surprises left, but whatever has not already been leaked will be revealed by Google in a couple of weeks, on October 15.