The first known picture of the Pixel 4 smartphone may indicate an early release of the next generation pure Android smartphones of Google.
Google has never revealed its branded phones for the audience before an official event, but pictures of the devices were always leaked before. Now the company put an end to the speculation how the new Pixel phones would look like with this tweet.
It looks like the renders of a known tipster called OnLeaks a few days back were made after the genuine material. Google showed off only one picture, but it can be seen that the Pixel 4 smartphones will have a similar square-form bump as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro or future iPhone 11. The raised housing holds two cameras. There is a third hole below the sensors the purpose of which is not known yet.
The Pixel and Pixel 4 XL smartphones are anticipated to be released in October. The site CNET suggest multiple possibilities why Google acted such out of character on this one. First, maybe the company is trying to avoid accusation that it copied the design of the upcoming iPhone 11, which will probably arrive in September, but that’s not official yet.
Another possibility that Google is trying to match or even beat Apple in timing of the new releases. Although the mid-tier Pixel 3A and 3A XL smartphones came out just a month earlier, they are essentially the budget versions of the previous Pixel 3 series, not flagship devices like the Pixel 4 devices will be.
The third and not mutually exclusive version that Google did it for sheer publicity, to drop a bone to the fans of ’pure Android’ smartphones and to stimulate the curiosity of the rest. Because leaks would happen anyhow. Google promised something ’revolutionary’ about the Pixel 4-s, maybe that’s the third sensor below the cameras about.