Latest Pixel 4 renders are dividing opinion
Google is still being coy about the design of the front of the Pixel 4, with the company tweeting a render of just the back of the device last week. Since then, 9to5google received an anonymous tip that seemingly confirmed Google's decision to opt for a square rear-facing camera housing.
The website also reported that the person had seen the front of the device, with it having a noticeable "forehead". The inference here is that Google will stick with a top display bezel for its next flagship like the Pixel 3 rather than a notch like the Pixel 3 XL or a punch-hole solution reminiscent of the Galaxy S10. Popular concept designer Ben Geskin has taken it upon himself to produce a fresh set of CAD renders, which reflect the report published by 9to5google.
The renders show the now already well-known square rear-facing camera array along with two physical buttons, a Type-C port and two speaker grilles. The Pixel 3a has two speaker grilles too, although only one has a speaker behind it with the other being for aesthetics. Hence, we would not be surprised if Google makes the same design decision with the Pixel 4.
The renders have received a mixed response though, with some rueing the lack of stereo front-firing speakers and likening the design to the rumoured design of the iPhone XI. The Pixel 4 should be the first Pixel smartphone to feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner too, which should make for a cleaner overall look.