Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL devices have only been around since October 2018 but we've already seen rumours about their successors - dubbed the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Here is everything we have heard so far regarding the Pixel 4, as well as what we want and expect to see.

Pixel 4 release date and price

  • October 2019
  • £750+

Google's Pixel devices haven't been around for as long as the Samsung Galaxy S range or Apple's iPhone, so while there is less of a pattern when it comes to release dates, there is still a pattern.

For the last couple of years, the Google Pixel devices have been unveiled in October during the company's Made by Google event. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL were announced on 19 October 2017, while the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were a little earlier on 4 October 2018.

It is therefore likely Google will stick to sometime in October 2019 to reveal the Pixel 4. Prices for the current Pixel devices start at £739 so expect the Pixel 4 to dance around the same figure, if not higher.

Pixel 4 specs: What we want and expect

  • Two-tone rear
  • Dual front camera
  • Punch-hole camera
  • Single rear camera with software enhancements
  • Two screen sizes
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Larger displays
  • Reduced bezels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Increased RAM
  • Increased storage
  • No microSD support
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Android Q
  • No physical buttons?

Pixel 4 rumours: What's happened?

17 May 2019: Google Pixel 4 leak suggests no physical buttons

A leak from Jon Prosser on YouTube channel Front Page Tech has claimed a credible source has said the Pixel 4 would have a punch hole front camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor and no physical buttons, with capacitive controls instead.

Front Page Tech also revealed some Pixel 4 renders in the video discussing the leak, that it had published previously.

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12 April 2019: Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are codenamed Coral and Flame

9to5Google reported that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL codenames are Coral and Flame, respectively. 

2 April 2019: Pixel 4 name name-dropped by Google employee

Several mentions of the Google Pixel 4 have been made by a Google employee who posted to an Android Open Source Project code change.

The post offered little information but the Pixel 4 was mentioned three times, and it's suggested that Google Pixel 4 pre-production units could be in testing.

12 February 2019: Pixel 4 could have improved Dual-SIM support

Some comments from a Google engineer suggest the Pixel 4 will offer better dual-SIM capabilities. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL offer the ability to have two SIMs, one physical and one eSIM but you can only use one account for calls and texts.

It's claimed the Pixel 4 will change this, offering simultaneous use of two accounts.

17 January 2019: Patent appears showing all glass, notchless Pixel 4

Google filed a patent which appeared on the World Intellectual Property Organisation's website, showing an all-screen design and a two-tone rear, similar to previous Pixel devices.

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