It’s no secret that the Google Pixel is the most leaked smartphone series. The Google Pixel 4 is no exception as we’ve seen numerous leaks, not just on paper but actual hands-on videos. Leaks regarding the CPU choice and the 90Hz AMOLED screen hit the jackpot, but Google still had some cards in their sleeves.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Specs:
|Specifications||Pixel 4||Pixel 4 XL|
|CPU||Snapdragon 855+||Snapdragon 855+|
|GPU||Adreno 640||Adreno 640|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB||64GB / 128GB|
|Display||5.7″ FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED Display||6.3″ QHD+ 90Hz AMOLED Display|
|Rear Camera||16MP + 12MP 2X Telephoto||16MP + 12MP 2X Telephoto|
|Battery||2,800 mAh with Quick and Wireless Charge Support||3,700 mAh with Quick and Wireless Charge Support|
|Audio||Stereo Speakers||Stereo Speakers|
|Price||64GB $799 | 128GB $899||64GB $899 | 128GB $999|
The most sought off feature in gaming is a high refresh-rate display and has been exclusive to gaming-centric smartphones such as the ROG Phone, Razer Phone, and Xiaomi Blackshark – All of which now has a II successor. OnePlus is the first brand to release a high refresh-rate display on a non-gamer smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro. Google is second to the market with the Pixel 4 Series. What’s unique about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL’s high refresh-rate display is its ability to go down to 60Hz(from 90Hz) on an app that wouldn’t benefit from the increased refresh rate, thus the “Smooth” Display naming scheme.
The bathtub shaped notch on the previous Google Pixel 3 series is arguably one of the worst notch implementations of ever released. Instead of implementing a punch hole dewdrop notch and a notch-less design(via motorized selfie camera), Google went a step back in time with a top bezel on its 2019 flagship smartphone. A Radar sensor hides inside the top bezel of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which enables the smartphone to support motion gestures. As of writing, motion sense only supports back/next in songs, snoozing alarms, smart wake, and saying hi to your live pokémon wallpaper.
There’s a new Recorder app that’s exclusive to the Pixel 4 series. This app allows recording with real-time transcribe function saved on Google Keep. It allows searching for recordings using specific sentences or phrases found on the audio file.
The Google Pixel series is known for taking the best photos despite only having a single lens as it had powerful post-processing that beats other smartphones. The Pixel 4 series is the first from Google to sport a dual rear-camera setup. There’s also improved post-processing thanks to a dedicated neural core. Learning-based white balancing, Live HDR+, and dual exposures use the neural core and both the 16MP main shooter and 12MP telephoto lens to capture as many details as possible. Thanks to the upgrades in both hardware and software, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL support astrophotography to capture beautiful images that highlight the stars.
Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL Pricing and Availability
Variants of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 series only differ in storage. The 64GB Pixel 4 variant is priced at $799(Php 41,222) while the 128GB variant costs $899. The base 64GB model of the Pixel 4 XL retails at $899(Php 46,381.86) and the maxed out 128GB storage can be purchased for $999(Php 51,541). The Pixel 4 series is available in Black or White with a limited edition Not so orange available for pre-order here.