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Pixel 4 retail box reveals some surprises ahead of tomorrow's launch

The Pixel 4, now without headphones or a headphone jack adapter. (Image source: u/mseven97)
The Pixel 4, now without headphones or a headphone jack adapter. (Image source: u/mseven97)
The Google Pixel 4 series launch is almost upon us, with the company expected to announce at least a Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. While the two devices will feature more cameras than their predecessors, a new leak highlights some absentees too. In short, it seems that Google is going the way of Apple, which undoubtedly will disappoint Pixel fans.
Alex Alderson,

The Pixel 4 launch is but a day away, which will put to bed the leaks and speculation that have been rumbling on since the summer. The retail packaging of both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have now appeared online too, with T-Mobile CEO John Legere featuring some "interesting props" in an Instagram post.

While his post certifies that Google will release two-tone versions of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL if anyone had any doubts, a separate post on Reddit has revealed the accessories that Google will include with its next flagships. As the photo below shows, the Pixel 4 will come with an 18 W Type-C power adapter, a corresponding USB cable and a USB Type-A to Type-C Quick Switch adapter. Incidentally, these are the same accessories that Google includes with the Pixel 3a series. (Pixel 3a on sale now at Amazon)

By contrast, the Pixel 3 series have Pixel USB Type-C earbuds and a 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box. The lack of these seems like a backwards step at best and a penny pinching at worst by Google. Even Apple still includes Lightning EarPods with the iPhone 11 series, so Google has gone beyond the Cupertino-based company in that regard. If the Pixel 3a series is anything to go by, then Google will include at least 3.5 mm earbuds with Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets sold in Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and India, though.

(Image source: u/mseven97)
(Image source: u/mseven97)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-10-14 (Update: 2019-10-14)
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.