Google's Pixel 4 To Headline Blockbuster Hardware Event On October 15 In NYC
Google doesn't give away any new details on the smartphones, only stating via its invite, "Come see a few new things Made by Google". The event will be held in New York City, and for those that won't be able to attend, Google will of course be live-streaming the event. In addition to the Pixel 4 family, it's likely that we'll see a line of new accessories (perhaps new Pixel Buds) along with new first-party Chrome OS hardware. It might also be time for a new Chromecast 4K streamer and new Google Assistant speakers if we're lucky.
The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are widely expected to include 6GB of RAM, which is finally creeping into the "acceptable" level for Android flagships. For comparison, the current-generation Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have just 4GB of RAM, which is decidedly on the low-end for a flagship Android smartphone. That memory will be paired with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC, which has been used in just about every new flagship smartphone announced so far this year. We're not expecting for Google to adopt the Snapdragon 855+, as that is a faster, more power-hungry chip that is geared almost exclusively towards gaming smartphones.
The Pixel 4 will reportedly come with a 5.7-inch Full HD+, while the Pixel 4 XL display will feature a 6.3 inches QHD+ panel; both of which come in at 90Hz (although the panel can reportedly automatically adjust between 60Hz or 90Hz on-demand). Rather than sticking with just a single rear camera for a fourth generation, the Pixel 4 phones will finally jump to dual cameras. We're especially excited to see what Google has in store here, as the company has arguably been the leader in photo quality in the smartphone space with just one camera. Imagine what the company could do with dual sensors and year-over-year improvements to its computational photography efforts.
All will be revealed in roughly a month's time; that is if more juicy leaks don't spring up between now and then.