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