The Google Pixel 4 is finally here!
October 16, 2019
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The most leaked smartphone ever.

In an event held today, Google has officially unveiled the Pixel 4, but few were surprised about its looks and features since the device has been leaked multiple times in the past few months. Announced was two devices: the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL, which has the same sizes and dimensions as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL last year.

The main highlight of the Pixel 4 is a new Soli radar chip that lets you use ‘Motion Sense’ – a way of controlling the device without touching the screen. This is also the first Pixel camera that comes with two rear cameras.

Here’s a roundup of the specifications:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB/128 GB storage options
  • Stereo speakers
  • Soli radar chip for Motion Sense
  • 5.7-inch (Pixel 4) and 6.3-inch (Pixel 4 XL) OLED 90 Hz ‘Smooth Display’
  • 3D face unlock (no more fingerprint sensor)
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Dual 12 MP (main) and 16 MP (telephoto) cameras with updated Google Camera features
  • New Titan M security module and Pixel Neural Core chip
  • Runs on Android 10 with 3 years of software support
  • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
  • Available October 24th in selected countries, which unfortunately still doesn’t include the Middle East

More hardware

The Pixel 4 wasn’t the only hardware Google has announced during its keynote. A new line of Google devices under Nest branding has also been introduced.

Pixelbook Go

This new laptop was made for portability and even comes in a cool ‘Not Pink’ color. It’s still a Chromebook that runs ChromeOS, but the updated hardware along with a grippable bottom easily makes this one of the nicer-looking notebooks we’ve seen in a while.

Pixel Buds

The Pixel 4 won’t ship with any earphones outside the box, but we’re guessing it’s because Google wants you to buy this. The Pixel Buds is Google’s answer to Apple AirPods, and it features 5 hours of continuous playback time and up to 24 hours with the charging case. It also features long-range Bluetooth and even ambient noise control. The bad news is that it’s only arriving in the spring of 2020.

Nest Mini

Basically a rebranded Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini has the same design and features with a few additions. The speaker is louder and houses the third microphone. What’s cool is that the fabric was made from recycled plastic bottles.

Nest WiFi

A successor to Google WiFi, this new mesh network setup consists of the Nest WiFi router and a Nest Wifi point that also acts as a smart speaker that’s powered by Google Assistant. 

Google Stadia

We already know Google’s own game streaming service and how it works but the company has now confirmed that Stadia will be launching on November 19th.

Which of these devices from Google are you excited about? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and you can also watch a replay of the keynote below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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