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
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.
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
It is not clear if the sketch refers to the Pixel 4 but if it does, it suggests a single rear camera, fingerprint sensor on the rear and a notchless display.