Google’s Pixel 4 XL Leaks in All Its Glory

Google has never really been able to control leaks of its upcoming phones. And that was especially apparent with the launch of the Pixel 3 last year. With the Pixel 4 launch, the company tried to tackle the leaks by announcing some of the major features by itself. That didn’t really help, though. We have had a couple of leaks of the Pixel 4 this month, and we are getting a full-blown look at the Pixel 4 XL this week.

Two different YouTube channels have managed to get their hands on a fully functional Pixel 4 XL device. The first video, which is almost 7 minutes long, shows off the Pixel 4 XL in all its glory. The video shows off features like Smooth Display, which will allow the Pixel 4 to dynamically adjust the refresh rate of the 6.23-inch display between 60hz and 90hz. Another display feature on the Pixel 4 is Ambient EQ, which seemingly adjusts the display based on your environment’s lighting.

The video also confirms the main specs of the device, including the 6GB RAM, storage of 128GB, and the Snapdragon 855 processor. We also get a closer look at the Pixel 4 XL’s camera setup, which is surprisingly way more elegant than the one on the iPhone 11 Pro.

And then another video of the Pixel 4 XL leaked, showing off not one, but all three different colors of the phone. The quality of the video isn’t as good as the one before, but it features all the three different variants of the Pixel 4 XL, and even shares some early camera samples from the device. And as Droid Life notes, the video also confirms some of the specs of the camera setup at the back, consisting of the Sony IMX481 (16MP) telephoto shooter and a Sony IMX363 (12.2, f1.7) wide-angle lens:

So yes, that’s about it for the Pixel 4 leaks this week so far. I’d imagine we are going to see a lot more of this before the actual launch, which could happen sometime around mid-October.

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  • wocowboy

    Premium Member
    12 September, 2019 - 5:43 am

    <p>OK, I expect to hear all the online tech pundits and tech YouTubers complain about how horrible and ugly the square camera array is on this new Pixel 4, every one of them who has been griping about how ugly and horrible the square camera array is on the new iPhone 11 models, which is pretty much all of them. These camera arrays are exactly the same shape and size on these two phones, so the scorn for each should be equal. </p>

    • per

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2019 - 7:10 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464757">In reply to wocowboy:</a></em></blockquote><p>Except for the fact that the iPhone somehow manages to look much uglier to most people's eye.</p>

    • Chris_Kez

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2019 - 9:29 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464757">In reply to wocowboy:</a></em></blockquote><p>iPhone missteps will garner more scorn because iPhone is infinitely more popular and visible than Pixel. And in this case the iPhone will have come first, so by the time the Pixel 4 comes along a lot of people will have gotten the ranting out of their system. </p>

      • red.radar

        Premium Member
        13 September, 2019 - 10:12 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#464882">In reply to Chris_Kez:</a></em></blockquote><p>These camera array critiques are really petty. No consumer is going to care because they will put a case on the device and put in their pocket. I doubt anyone is going to care and I doubt it affects sales in any measurable way </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • wosully

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2019 - 11:16 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464757">In reply to wocowboy:</a></em></blockquote><p>I don't care how the cameras look, as long as they take gorgeous images when I'm on vacation and traveling, etc. We're fortunate to be able to carry such powerful devices in our pockets taking such great images. I just hope the price of the Pixel 4 XL is just below obscene. </p>

  • Stooks

    12 September, 2019 - 8:04 am

    <p>But it runs Android. Nuff said. </p>

    • Dan

      12 September, 2019 - 6:53 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464808">In reply to Stooks:</a></em></blockquote><p>True dat</p>

  • dbonds

    Premium Member
    12 September, 2019 - 9:52 am

    <p>Definitely leaked "in all it's glory" – not much left uncovered here (except perhaps the hand gesture support). For those of you whose Vietnamese is a bit rusty, be aware you can turn on CC (in English) for the first video. Not enabled/supported for some reason on the 2nd video that I can see.</p>

    • wosully

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2019 - 2:28 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#464888">In reply to dbonds:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you! </p>

  • duncanator

    12 September, 2019 - 2:13 pm

    <p>I'm sure it's just me, but all I focused on was how large that shirt was on that guy. It seemed like two sizes too big. Regarding the camera(s) and the square cutout, I wish they were flush with the body of the phone. If so, maybe these wouldn't look so goofy.</p>

  • Winner

    12 September, 2019 - 3:49 pm

    <p>Way better looking than the new iPhone camera cluster.</p>

  • Jorge Garcia

    12 September, 2019 - 6:55 pm

    <p>I agree with both the reviewers' comments 🙂 When the guy on the left said the off-axis viewing angles were crap, I nodded my head.</p>

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