Google Pixel 4 devices to pack ‘Smooth Display,’ telephoto lens, and more

Google Pixel 4

Google has already revealed some key details about the upcoming Pixel 4. We know about the revolutionary Soli radar chip, new face unlock tech, and finally, the alignment of the primary camera(s).

Now, courtesy of 9to5Google, we have learned a bit more about Google’s upcoming flagship. According to the website, Google will launch a Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, packing an almost identical set of features. As expected, the Pixel 4 will be smaller in size and battery capacity, featuring a 5.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display and 2,800mAh battery. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, will come with a gorgeous 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED display and a significantly beefier 3,700mAh battery.

Last year, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL featured 2,915mAh and 3,430mAh batteries, respectively. And while it’s great to see a noticeable bump in Pixel 4’s battery this year, the regular Pixel 4 enthusiasts can feel hard done by Google’s decision of fitting it with a smaller battery.

Both phones will have 90 Hz panels, which Google is intending to brand as “Smooth Display.” After Samsung’s latest flagship, Galaxy Note 10, failed to break into the 90 Hz segment, Google Pixel 4 is set to have an unabashed advantage in the area with the Pixel 4.

9to5Google has also revealed a couple of tidbits about the devices’ cameras. Both phones will come with two cameras at the back — a PDAF-supported 12MP primary camera and a 16MP telephoto lens. Google is also reportedly developing a separate DSLResque camera module for the phones, which could be on sale after the phones hit the shelves.

Both Pixel devices will feature Snapdragon 855 and not the Plus variant. They’ll also have 6GB RAM, 64GB and 128GB storage options, stereo speakers, the Titan M security module, and, of course, the latest version of Android with three years of guaranteed software support. Google could also unveil some exclusive Google Assistant features for the 4th-gen Pixel devices.

The phones are expected to be unveiled at Google’s 4th annual Made by Google event in October.

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