In a bold and irreversible move, Google shared to the world, a photo of the future Pixel 4. After countless leaks these past several months, we actually have a solid idea of what the new smartphone will look like. We guess Google was just tired of all the leaks or was simply too excited to wait till October to show off the phone.
While the single photo only shows the back side of the device, there’s a lot packed in. First, there’s the obvious and criticized square dual camera bump. Many on Twitter were surprised to see the square setup, since Google stuck with a singular camera. Within the bump, there looks to be the flash and a smaller hole, which could be a microphone. Moving on, there’s a whiteish side power button and a simplistic grey Google logo on the bottom of the device.
“Wait ’til you see what it can do.”
Most importantly, the familiar fingerprint scanner on the device back is missing. With the circular scanner out of sight, does the mean we’ll see a version of facial recognition? What about a fingerprint scanner under the front display? Google has refrained from sharing specific specs of the Pixel 4, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see how the device will preform.
By any means, it’s rare for a tech giant to share images of future device, months before its reveal. Leaks regarding the upcoming iPhone 11, also show a square camera setup, so it’s possible Google wanted to show evidence that they weren’t copying anyone. Additionally, revealing the device early will shut down the spreading rumors, all while creating more hype for the October launch. Let us know what you think of the Pixel 4 so far!