Google’s Pixel event may be on October 15, Pixel 4 XL chipset and display confirmed
The Pixel 4 leaks just can’t stop, especially around Apple’s big event. After all, you shouldn’t forget about Google’s big announcement, but when will that be?
According to a new leaked image of the Pixel 4 (below on the left), shared by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), the grand unveiling could happen on October 15. That would be later in the month than last year, but then again Google’s already launched Android 10 a month later in 2019 than Pie in 2018, so it doesn’t seem implausible.
Pixel 4 promo image (left), Pixel 4 XL hardware details (right)
The image seems to come from a screen protector maker, and it once again confirms the small bezels on three sides, as well as the big ‘forehead’. The shot on the right is said to be an image of the Pixel 4 XL running the DevCheck Hardware and Software Info app.
As you can see this reveals that the Pixel 4 XL is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, and not the 855+. Additionally, it says the screen size is 6.23″, which is smaller than the much-rumored 6.3″ number, but that might just be down to Google choosing to round up, in order for the new phone not to feel like a downgrade in size compared to its predecessor. The screen resolution is confirmed to be 3040×1440.
Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been rumored to sport 90Hz displays, 6GB of RAM, and two rear cameras (with a telephoto alongside the main one). The Pixel 4 XL was said to get a 3,700 mAh battery, while the 5.7″ Pixel 4 would have to make do with 2,800 mAh. Obviously both phones will run Android 10 from day one.
The big forehead is there to house an Apple-like Face ID system, and Soli radar sensors that enable motion sensing. Don’t expect to see a fingerprint sensor anywhere, as it looks like Google is going all in with facial recognition, just like Apple.