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Google will announce the Pixel 4 on 15 October

By Koh Wanzi - on 17 Sep 2019, 2:57pm

Google will announce the Pixel 4 on 15 October

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Google has begun issuing invitations to the press to attend a hardware event on 15 October in New York City. The search giant is expected to unveil its latest range of devices, including the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, and perhaps a new Pixelbook 2 and Google Home speakers

That said, there will likely be few surprises at the event, especially with regard to the Pixel 4 phones. The phone has leaked extensively in the past months, including numerous close-up photos of the device itself and even hands-on videos. We even got a glimpse of what the white model might look like, with its matte black sides and contrasting orange power button. 

Google itself even confirmed the design of the phone and some of its features, so we know that it will have a square camera bump, much like the iPhone 11, and support for face unlock and motion gestures. It also looks like the phone will not have any notch or pinhole cutout. Instead, Google appears to be opting for more conventional top and bottom bezels

If previous rumours are anything to go by, the Pixel 4 XL will also have a 6.3-inch AMOLED display and a 90Hz refresh rate, while the smaller Pixel 4 will have a 5.7-inch screen. 

On top of that, battery capacity is thought to be 3,700mAh for the Pixel 4 XL and 2,800mAh for the Pixel 4. Both phones will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor and ship with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the phones will offer the new Snapdragon 855 Plus

One thing that's missing from all the leaks is how exactly the Project Soli motion gestures will work. We've yet to see that in action, so it may be that Google will still have some tricks to show off come 15 October.