Like Apple, Google holds an annual event to introduce new products, and this year's event now has an official date. Made by Google takes place Oct. 15, meaning there'll be a new Pixel phone less than a month from now.
There, Google is poised to unwrap the Pixel 4, otherwise known as one of tech's most poorly kept secrets of all time. Seriously, the phone has been leaked multiple times. There are practically more knowns at this point than unknowns.
Pixel 4: What To Expect
Those leaks say the phone will have massive front bezels, a square camera cutout, a 90 Hz display, a "Panda" colorway a la Pixel 3, a new feature where artificial intelligence takes over calls while on hold, and more. Alleged images showing the Pixel 4 in its full glory are also online.
Of course, it's wise to take those rumors with a grain of salt, even though "leaks" in the tech these days are basically previews. In other words, the Pixel 4 won't be the main surprise of the show. Still, below are some other leaked details.
Around the middle of June, the official Twitter account of Made by Google posted a photo of the flagship phone's rear side and dual camera setup. A month later, it confirmed that Soli, the motion-sensing radar that powers Motion Sense gestures and Face unlock, will debut on the Pixel 4.
Just last month, 9to5Mac published the phone's specifications, including RAM, battery capacity, and rear-camera arrangement.
The Pixel 4 certainly has a lot to live up to. Not only does it follow the excellent Pixel 3 handsets from last year, it also has to compete with this year's crop of new iPhones. People are arguing about whether the new iPhones are a significant jump from last year's batch, but these phones will no doubt make a splash, like every iPhone cycle inevitably does. The Pixel will most definitely have the internals worthy to compete with the iPhone, but as far as brand loyalty goes, Apple has that on lock.
Still, it'll be interesting to see how tides shift, especially since response for Apple's new phones has been somewhat lukewarm. Can Google shake things up? It's hard to say. In any case, make sure to check back with Tech Times as the event nears for updates.
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