More Pixel 4 Leaks Reveal ‘Smooth Display’, Upgraded Cameras

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Google, Hardware with 10 Comments

Google has tried to take our attention away from the Pixel 4 leaks simply by announcing some of the headlining features of the product itself. And although that’s very cool, it hasn’t really stopped further leaks.

Google is reportedly planning to put a Smooth Display on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, according to 9to5Google. The 5.7-inch FHD+ display on the Pixel 4 and the 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display on the Pixel 4 XL will come with a refresh rate of 90Hz, allowing for the “smooth” display experience we have seen on devices like the OnePlus 7.

The company is also reportedly developing a “DSLR-like” attachment for the camera that will be sold separately, possibly allowing for more professional pictures. But as for the cameras themselves, both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will come with a 16MP telephoto lens and a 12MP lens with phase-detect auto-focus on the back.

The devices will both be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. The battery on the Pixel 4 will be a 2,800mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL will feature a 3,700mAh battery. Both the devices will also feature stereo speakers, and some new Assistant features exclusive to the new Pixel 4, too.

So far, we know quite a lot about the upcoming Pixel 4 devices. Google’s already showed off the design of the back of the device, and we also know about the face unlock and Motion Sense features on the devices. October isn’t too far away, so Google will likely share some more details on the devices before the actual launch of the Pixel 4.

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10 responses to “More Pixel 4 Leaks Reveal ‘Smooth Display’, Upgraded Cameras”

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    dcdevito

    History says there will be something massively wrong with it.

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    jchampeau

    It's funny to me that Google is reportedly developing a "DSLR-like" attachment for a phone/camera that cannot, by definition, be DSLR-like. Unless you'll have the option to take the stock lens out of the phone entirely--like you would unscrew the lens from a traditional DSLR camera--and replace it with this attachment. Which I doubt will be the case.

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    thisisdonovan

    Just a 2800mAh battery?

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    briantlewis

    I find the 90hz refresh rate curious. Android has big problems maintaining a consistent framerate anyway. I wonder how it will play out?

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    red.radar

    For the amount of money we spend on flagship phones, I have to wonder if the money is better spent on a serviceable phone and a dedicated camera. Or delaying/deferring the upgrade and just buying a camera instead.


    It’s been a while since I have looked at the state of the art for point and shoot, but I have to image if they are working wonders cramming image sensors into sheets of glass, that with a full dedicated mechanical structure they are working miracles in comparison.

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      wright_is

      In reply to red.radar:

      The problem is that the smartphones have more and more powerful processors built into them, whilst the cameras are built down to a price and use the weakest processor that will do the job.

      That means that, whilst the optics on the camera run rings around the smartphone, the interpolation software is minimalistic.

      Then you have the problem that most people don't "take photographs" these days, they "share images", straight away, with their friends and followers. The disconnect between the camera and the phone is then seen as a negative, because they have to wait until they can get the image off the camera, they can't share it straight away.

      I still take over 95% of my photographs with my Sony Alpha, with a variety of lenses, from 20mm through to 250mm (which is still too short, but still better than most phones can do). I'd like to get a 500mm+ lens, but just can't justify it at the current time.

      But, of the 95% of the photos, about 1% get shared.

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