The Pixel 4 is on the way. It may be packing some new tech for Google, and leaked screen protectors are implying Google’s next flagship will have face-sensing tech that’s beyond even Apple’s iPhone XS.
A trend has developed in the past couple of years for “see-through” wallpapers on certain phone models to get a peek at the hardware that powers your device. Now, the folks over at iFixit are giving Google’s original Pixel XL, as well as the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, the see-through wallpaper treatment.
Google’s Pixel 4 won’t be the best-selling Android smartphone of 2019. In fact, Samsung might have sold more Galaxy S10 phones during the series’ first month of availability than Google’s Pixel 4 series will sell over its entire lifespan. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL also won’t be the fastest or most powerful Android phones to be released this year, and it certainly won’t feature the sleekest design. Not even close. And yet despite all that, Google’s upcoming new Pixel phone series is still managing to stir up far more hype than any other unreleased smartphones. As a matter of fact, there’s more buzz surrounding the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL [...]
When the Pixel 3 launched last fall, we witnessed the ugliest notch design so far. Not only did Google joined a growing list of Android vendors that cloned the iPhone X’s design, but it did a terrible job at it. The Pixel 3 XL featured a colossal notch, compared to everything else out there, as well as significant chin — the Pixel 3, meanwhile, featured symmetrical top and bottom bezels. Google won’t repeat the same design mistake with the Pixel 4, although the phone isn’t what you’d call pretty, not by 2019 standards in any case. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will not have notches whatsoever, a series of leaks have told us. But a brand new one indicates that the real reason why Google [...]