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Latest Pixel 4 renders are dividing opinion

What do you think of the look of the latest Pixel 4 renders? (Image source: @BenGeskin)
What do you think of the look of the latest Pixel 4 renders? (Image source: @BenGeskin)
A new day, a new set of Pixel 4 CAD renders. This time, concept designer Ben Geskin has given his followers a look at what could become the front of the device. While no-one doubts the quality of his work, the design of Google's upcoming flagship has been called into question by many people online.
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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.

(Image source: @BenGeskin)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06-17 (Update: 2019-06-17)