Several months ahead of its release, Google made the unthinkable by finally revealing the design of its upcoming Android smartphone, the Pixel 4, via Twitter.
On Thursday, June 13, the tech giant posted on its Twitter account a sneak pic of its much-awaited Pixel 4. In the said tweet, Google attached a photo displaying a square camera bump with multiple rear cameras. The product, which is supposed to be launched in October, is presented to have a large square section in the top left corner, which houses three camera lenses and a flash.
“Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4,” the tweet includes, displaying only the back part of the product.
According to the Apple Insider, the said model is believed to be made available in both normal and XL versions. Rumours about the triple-camera’s potentials have also been circulating, with some believing that it consists of wide-angle and telephoto lenses. On the other hand, many also speculate that the front part, which still remains to be unknown, includes a “punch hole” camera similar to Apple’s TrueDepth; thus, enabling Google to come up with its very own Face ID-style system.
If the rumours were right, the next-generation device will now rely on facial recognition software for unlocking the device, promising extra security.
Who is the Copycat?
The latest reveal of Pixel 4’s square camera bump has also sparked up debates to netizens. Some believe that Google’s upcoming product is shaping up to be a Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which had the same square camera module filled with lenses.
The new design also seems to look slightly similar to the leaked images of the iPhone 11, which is rumoured to have a three or four-camera system and equipped with the company’s superior OLED displays.
The Pixel 4 is expected to be released in October, while the iPhone 11 is in September of the same year.
For the past year, Google already released a number of new devices, namely the Pixel 3A, 3A XL, and 3A XL. As of now, the Pixel 4 remains to be a subject for speculations, particularly in terms of its potentials, size, and price.
However, despite Google’s bizarre initiative to unveil its product’s design, the tech company delinked to comment on the numerous rumours circulating about Pixel 4.