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Pixel 4 battery to ensure poorer battery life than before

Google is preparing to launch its new handsets, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL. Naturally, even though the launch event is more than a week from now, leaks regarding the specs of the devices slowly surface, telling us everything there is to know about the upcoming smartphones. Some rumors hint towards great specs, however, the latest ones are quite disappointing. According to the latest leaks, the Google Pixel 4 will feature a 2,800mAh battery. This is the same as the one of the Pixel 3, however, if we take into consideration all the changes in hardware, we must say that the battery life of the new handset will actually be poorer this time around.

The Pixel 3 managed to have a decent battery life despite the 2,800mAh battery and normally the new model should be able to ensure a similar one. Then again, the Pixel 4 series devices will have 90Hz screens which use a lot more energy, so the battery life will get shorter instead of being improved. Of course, new technologies allow users to charge their smartphones’ batteries quicker than they used to, but this is not necessarily a consolation when there is no outlet available and your smartphone dies when you need it the most.

The Google Pixel 4XL, on the other hand, gets a slightly larger battery than its predecessor had. Even so, the battery life ensured might be less impressive. Other devices with similar screens have a lot larger batteries and this might actually cost Google some clients. Naturally, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL have a lot to offer, but the battery life is an important aspect and it is a little disappointing that Google did not manage to come up with a solution to improve this.

Another disappointing fact is that the Google Pixel 4 series devices will not ship with a USB-C headphone adapter or the USB-C earbuds the Pixel 3 came with. These are minor details to some people but they are in fact really important to other smartphone users and Google should really take all this into consideration when delivering its new devices.

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