In a very unexpected turn of events, Google has embraced its reputation for some premature leaks and now officially confirmed the design of the upcoming Pixel 4 series.
The square camera module on the rear
Recently, Taking to Twitter through the official Made by Google account, the company recognized some recent “interest” that is surrounding its upcoming flagships because of some latest leaks. But rather than ignoring them as the most company usually does, this internet giant has closed all speculation quickly and published a render that shows the design of its upcoming flagships.
Incorporating all the latest information, the image that is published by Google confirms that both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will feature a rather large, square-shaped camera module on the rear and sits in the top-left corner. It is expected that there are a total number of three sensors that are paired with an LED flash that is positioned collectively in a diamond-like layout within the bump.
Still, Google didn’t confirm the exact specifications for the camera and instead suggested fans should wait until they “see what it can do.” Nonetheless, recently an important leak revealed Google was planning a primary camera to be accompanied by a secondary snapper that’ll boast either a telephoto or even a super-wide-angle lens. Incorporating both of these should then be a new ‘spectral sensor,’ something that has never been used on a smartphone before.
Currently, the clear benefits of this sensor remain still a mystery but it is quite possible that it’ll improve portrait images. As these sensors can usually measure the distance of objects for individual pixel and also differentiate materials and this is something that could result in a background blur that is more natural. As an additional bonus, typically spectral sensors capture information that isn’t accompanied by RGB sensors such as x-rays, infrared, and ultraviolet. This means that the camera software of Google will be able to recreate colors in Night Sight shots in a more accurate manner.
Similar to the previous-generation Pixel smartphones, Google is heading to retain the accented power key along with the frame this year. But the internet giant is interested to make a rather bold move by ditching its unique two-tone design that can be seen on previous-generation models to favor a more simple glass panel that matches the rear of most competing devices, Another feature that is no more there is the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as it will probably be replaced by a rival Face ID.
Sadly, Google hasn’t confirmed anything about the front panel design of the upcoming flagships. As per the recent leaks that suggest the company has a number of some rather drastic changes in the pipeline, though. More specifically, the bottom bezel appearing on both smartphones is expected to be gone entirely, while towards the top there should be some kind of ‘forehead’ bezel that’ll apparently accompany a total of 5 imaging sensors and an in-ear speaker.
If the Pixel 3 series is something to go by, the Pixel 4 will most likely to start with a standard selfie camera and an alternative wide-angle. It is expected that the remaining three sensors to be an infrared camera and a dot projector, a flood illuminator, three key components to help Google in creating a 3D facial recognition system.
Is Google joking?
The simple and straight answer to that question is “not.” Last year the company’s devices were catching headlines consistently throughout the time of summer because of the crazy number of leaks and rumors. But by confirming the design of Pixel 4 so early on this time around, sharing images and photos of the next-gen flagships is suddenly become less interesting. In fact, the only information that left to be confirmed is the design of the front panel.
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