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Pixel 4: Here is a first look at the front of the Pixel 4 XL; thicc bezels, five cameras and no headphone jack

Google is still a fan of bezels, for some reason. (Image source: OnLeaks & Pricebaba)
Google is still a fan of bezels, for some reason. (Image source: OnLeaks & Pricebaba)
The Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.25-inch display, dual front-facing cameras and perhaps even a Project Soli radar-based biometric face authentication system. By golly, bezels are here to stay though, while the headphone jack is resting on the cutting-room floor.

It has been just over a month since Google posted a render of the upcoming Pixel 4, and now OnLeaks is back with a first look at the front of the device. Partnering with Pricebaba, his new renders give a glimpse of the front of the Pixel 4 XL for the first time. Boy, Google does love bezels and questionable designs.

The Pixel 4 XL will have smaller top and bottom bezels than the Pixel 3a XL, but they are still large by 2019 standards. The former will house an earpiece and dual front-facing cameras. Pricebaba points out that there is a mysterious space internally next to the right of the earpiece, which could be for a Project Soli radar chip.

Google first introduced the technology at I/O 2016, where it demonstrated the chip being able to recognise gestures made in the vicinity of a smartwatch and smart speaker. The company has been working on integrating new gestures within Android Q that require an unknown "active" sensor too, pointing towards Google introducing some new input method with the Pixel 4 series.

The Pixel 4 XL will also have a 6.25-inch display, within which Google will include a fingerprint scanner. The device will retain a colour contrasting power button as previous Pixel smartphones have had, but it will have a monotone glass back rather than the two-tone look of its predecessors.

Moreover, the giant rear-facing camera housing will include three sensors, with a recent leak suggesting that Google is planning to include a secondary telephoto sensor. There is no word yet on what the third sensor will be, but OEMs have been gradually bringing time of flight (ToF) sensors to their flagships, so we would not be surprised if Google did the same with the Pixel 4 series.

The Pixel 4 XL will reportedly measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2 mm, with the camera hump protruding by 1.1 mm. Expect to see the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL arrive in mid to late October.

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(Image source: OnLeaks & Pricebaba)
(Image source: OnLeaks & Pricebaba)
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Alex Alderson, 2019-07- 8 (Update: 2019-07- 8)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.