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Google Pixel 4 series – what to expect on October 15

Google might have changed its ways this year and launched affordable devices too, but their major event is still days away. The tech giant will unveil its new Google Pixel 4 series devices on Tuesday, October 15. This year, rumors regarding the new handset started surfacing quite early and some of them were even confirmed by the company. Now, two days before the official unveiling of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, this is what we know about the new smartphones

The base model of the Pixel 4 series comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ OLED Smooth display, with thin bezels on the top and bottom and even thinner ones on the sides. Instead of opting for the notch in any of its forms, Google stuck with the front-facing camera sitting on the top notch. The 4XL, naturally, is a slightly larger device, with a 6.3-inch Quad HD screen. There are some design changes on the back though, where the dual rear camera sits in a square housing now. Other than this, the back of the handset is free of other disruptions.

As for the camera sensors, the one on the front is an 8MP one, while the ones found on the back of the handset are a 12MP and a 16MP sensor. The fact that other smartphone manufacturers already deliver handsets with triple and even quad cameras doesn’t necessarily mean anything, as Google usually makes up for the number of sensors by equipping its handsets with amazing quality cameras, so the results are just as impressive.

It’s o surprise that Google equipped its new devices with some really powerful hardware. What is a little surprising though, is that the chipset of the new models is not the latest-generation one. Instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, both the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL sport the original Snapdragon 855. As for the memory and storage, it seems that the Pixel 4 will come in two variants, one of them including 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, while the other one doubles the flash storage. The XL model takes things up a notch, as one of its variants includes 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Probably the most disappointing feature of the Google Pixel 4 is its battery. Even though the display is reportedly a one that supports the 90Hz refresh rate, Google only equipped its base model with a 2,800mAh battery. Of course, it does support fast charging, but it still is a rather small battery and it would have been nice to see a larger one inside the Google Pixel 4. The 4XL got a larger battery, a 3,700mAh one, and even this is smaller than many of the batteries sported by other flagship devices. Both models feature Motion Sense, which is a brand new feature.

There is no official information regarding the US pricing of the new handsets yet. Rumors initially said that the new devices will have the same pricing as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL had, but after a while, the news changed and now it seems that they will be slightly more expensive than last year’s models. There are only two days to go until the big launch event, then we will find out everything there is to know about both the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL.

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