Google Pixel 4 revealed in full as official render leaks out
Although the Google Pixel range doesn’t sell in especially high volumes, it remains a leading flagship Android contender running Google’s purest iteration of its wildly popular Android operating system. Not only that, it is often the case that Google’s Pixel devices pick up a few custom features that you won’t see on other devices like a bespoke launcher or custom image processor. The Pixel 4 is set to repeat this trend with, among the usual software tweaks, picks up Google’s custom Soli radar chip for hand gesture control.
Google itself sensationally leaked the rear camera array of the device a few months ago, well ahead of its launch confirming speculation around its design. Since then it has revealed technical details about the hardware embedded beneath its relatively thick (by 2019 standard) top bezel and it has appeared in the wild in both photos and video. Now, however, it looks like the first official render of the device has surfaced in full thanks to the reliably connected Evan Blass.
The render confirms that there is no rear fingerprint sensor, which means that facial recognition tech will be the principle form of biometric authentication. However, it remains possible this is accompanied by an under-display fingerprint sensor. While it won’t win any awards in the aesthetic taste stakes for its design, it does avoid the pitfalls of smartphone displays with notches in them (like 2018’s heinous Pixel 3 XL) or display punch-holes. Given the rumored 90 Hz display and anticipated still camera prowess, we expect it will still do quite well.