The Pixel 4 leaks are starting to feel even more frequent than the avalanche of early videos & photos that preceded last year's Pixel 3 and 3 XL announcement. In the most extensive view to date on the new phone from Google, today we see two extensive video tours of the Pixel 4 XL.
The first comes from the YouTube channel AnhEm TV, who has placed a clip of six and a half minutes with the white model. It has a matte rear panel and matte black sides. The texture on the side is reminiscent of the grippy metal finish of the black Pixel 2. A lot is going on, but it's a nice recall to the "panda" style of the older Pixel 2 XL.
In the clip of AnhEm TV we also see a menu setting for Smooth Display. The software of the Pixel 4 XL confirms that the phone has a very new display that can switch dynamically between 60Hz and 90Hz, depending on the content on the screen. Google notes that the battery life can be affected by smoother scrolling, so you have the option to turn off Smooth Display and stay at 60Hz all the time.
The video then goes to a tour of the camera app of the Pixel 4, which is clearly in an unfinished state in this software construction. Interestingly, the viewfinder occupies the entire screen and spins around with the hardware.
A hardware detection app running on the 4 XL confirms that it has a 6.23-inch screen (3040 x 1440 resolution), Snapdragon 855 processor and 6 GB of RAM. And I also saw what looks like an app for voice memos & audio recorders delivered on the phone. This has long been a strange omission from the line-up of Android apps from Google, so hopefully we will learn more about it soon.
The second video, from the Rabbit TV channel, contains all three colors of the Pixel 4 XL including the coral / orange version, which also has a matte finish. The black model is the only one that appears to have a glossy finish.
This video also includes early camera examples of the Pixel 4 XL, which show minor improvements to Night Sight and portrait shots.
And in another Pixel 4 is leaking from today, photos & # 39; s posted on Weibo show the settings for the Google version of Face ID.
Google is expected to announce the Pixel 4 sometime in October; A recent display of the phone hinted that the event can take place on October 15. There is a lot of time between now and then, so you can expect even more Pixel 4 details in the coming weeks. Déjà vu, indeed.
None of this video & # 39; s contains demo & # 39; s of the Project Soli gestures that Google has itself confirmed to be coming to the phone. This is probably because they are not part of the early software on these devices.