A funky new wallpaper will accompany Android 10
The images below show the smaller Pixel 4 in Google’s ‘Just Black’ finish and the Pixel 4 XL in the ‘Clearly White‘ and ‘Oh So Orange‘ colors. The former boasts an accented white power key which is faintly visible while the second options feature contrasting black frames coupled with orange and pink power keys respectively.
In all cases, the setup’s paired with a funky new wallpaper that makes the phone’s generation clear by displaying a large and colorful ‘P’ and ‘4’ on a black background. This is accompanied by a weather widget above which displays the Tuesday, October 15 announcement date, a Google search bar towards the bottom, and the Gmail, Google Maps, Google Photos, Chrome, and YouTube apps.
These press renders don’t reveal anything else but they do provide another clear glimpse at the design. On the rear the Pixel 4 features a square-shaped camera module while up front it uses slim side bezels, a marginally thicker chin, and a huge forehead that’s roughly the same size as the Pixel 3’s top bezel. The latter is justified by an array of sensors which includes a 3D face unlock system, a front-facing camera that’ll reportedly arrive paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and Google’s Project Soli radar chip which enables a wide range of gestures.
Next-gen Google Assistant, Live Caption, and Dark Mode
Accompanying everything will, of course, be stock Android 10. New features include a native Dark Mode, support for a gesture-based navigation system that’s similar to the iPhone 11’s, improved location sharing controls, and seamless background updates. Also part of the package is Google’s next-generation Assistant which should be able to effortlessly jump from task to task without stopping to think or process. It’ll initially land as a Pixel 4 exclusive but will eventually make its way to other smartphones over time.
Google Pixel 4 series announcement and release date
The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be announced at an event in New York on Tuesday, October 15. A new Nest Mini that’ll replace the Google Home Mini may also make an appearance alongside a few other Nest-branded products and the Pixelbook Go.