Ever since Google released official images of the upcoming Google Pixel 4’s rear side, there has been a lot of hype building around how the Pixel 4 will look like on the front side. However, the latest renders leaked online via OnLeaks suggest that the Pixel 4 may not look so different from the Pixel 3. While other smartphone brands have been moving towards achieving the bigger and wider screen to body ratios with notches and pop-up cameras, apparently Google is going to stick with the same old wide top-bezel on its latest flagship model.
With the leak of these new renders showing the top-bezel on Pixel 4, rumor has it that users should expect the return of Google’s Project Soli with the new model. Project Soli allows users to control their device using elaborate gesture controls that work on radar-style sensors.
No more Fingerprint sensor
The leaked renders also show an iPhone XS like an array of front camera sensors, which indicates the possibility of a face ID unlock solution similar to that of the XS. Google seems to have bid farewell to the physical fingerprint scanner as well with the new Pixel, which means the flagship model will have a fingerprint scanning feature inbuilt within the display.
Moreover, the fingerprint scanner is not the only physical feature missing on the new Pixel – past renders also indicate that there will be no more 3.5 mm headphone jacks on the phone. It’s intriguing how Google seems to be catching up on the latest trends in smartphones with respect to headphone jacks and fingerprint scanners, but when it comes to screen-to-body ratio they have stuck with the old beefy top bezel.
The Pixel 4 will have a bigger bump on the rear side like the iPhone 11, making room for more sensors and dual camera lenses. The camera is also reported to have better low-light photography features, along with the unlimited Google photos storage that comes with all the Google Pixel phones. Unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, the Pixel 4 won’t sport the large chin below the screen that houses a front-facing speaker.
It goes without saying that most of the Pixel 4 leaks and renders floating online come with an added dash of salt, which makes their legitimacy questionable. Therefore as much as we’d like to see some of the new modifications shown in these renders (except the wide bezel), we still can’t guarantee that everything we’re seeing will come true; not unless there’s an official word from Google on the matter.
Unless that happens, all users can do is sit back and wait for the official launch of the Google Pixel 4 scheduled in October this year. Stay tuned for more updates on the Pixel 4 and let us know whether you’d prefer it to have a notch or you’d buy it even with the bezel in the comments section!