Pixel 4/4XL now rumored to come with 6GB of RAM and 90Hz displays
Google is touted to release the Pixel 4 series later this year. These smartphones are thought to step back from the colossal notch that defined its XL predecessor in 2018. However, the extra sensors - including the rumored Project Soli-derived array for novel touch-free gestures - may compensate for the resulting front panel's appearance.
Despite the deluge of leaked information on these aspects of the Pixel 4/4XL - as well as that of its unappealing square rear camera hump - relatively little has sprung up about the rest of the phone. A new set of rumors, published by 9to5Google, purports to fill in at least some of these blanks.
First off, this new leak alleges that the Pixel 4 series (without differentiation between the regular and XL variants) will have 2GB more RAM than their predecessors. Then again, in an age where the newest flagships have just ditched this SKU, this is only so exciting.
In more encouraging news, it appears Google will introduce Smooth Display with this generation of its smartphones. As with OnePlus' "Fluid AMOLED" before it, this translates to screens with 90-hertz refresh rates. On that note, the base Pixel 4 is now projected to have an FHD+ panel, whereas the larger 4XL will get a QHD+ resolution.
Finally, the Pixel 4s are now rumored to stick with the 64GB or 128GB capacities from yesteryear, with no mention of microSD card support. 9to5Google also now advises potential buyers to anticipate new features for the Assistant, which will be unveiled at the next Pixel launch and may be exclusive to this line.