More details of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL surface


Rumours of Google's mid-range smartphone efforts have been circulating for quite some time, but a leak from the company's own store earlier this month confirms that the Pixel 3a series is on its way.

Here's an interesting stat - among Google Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T buyers in Q4 of 2018 in the United States, the most were former Samsung owners. The leaked cases gives an idea about the design of both the smartphones. Both the devices come with huge bezels covering the display. Now, another leak surrounding the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL have surfaced online. The fingerprint sensor and power button along with volume rockers are retained in their positions. Could we be looking at an entirely new Pixel phone? The Counterpoint Research numbers show that, while it's not insignificant that Google is succeeding in convincing many smartphone owners to switch over to the Pixel, the fact that most are former Samsung owners means that Google isn't winning many new fans for the Pixel from outside the Android ecosystem. On the other hand, the Pixel 3a XL is tipped to feature a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080x2220 pixels, and will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC.

Moreover, the alleged renders show bottom-firing speakers on the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, while the Pixel 3 duo had dual front-firing speakers. Woot only has the silver version of the phone, but it has 128GB of storage.

Leaked Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Case Renders show a familiar design
Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL codenames leaked, mysterious third device hinted at in code

The Pixel XL sports a Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 1440p OLED. While the internal document's code had already mentioned codes of Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, the latest Pixel 3 XL, and the upcoming Pixel 3a XL codenamed "Bonito" the Google app code had revealed the codenames of the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL devices. As of now, nothing is confirmed regarding the devices.

As far as software is concerned, both these smartphones will be launched with Android 9.0 (Pie).

The edge-to-edge display would allow Google to squeeze a decent sized display into the small body of the mini Pixel 4.