The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be bezel-less 19:9 displays and that explains why the 4 may be 5.75-inch, and 4 XL may be bumped up to 6.5-inch.  

Notch is not good so the Samsung style O-hole it is – this makes so much more sense than losing more screen real-estate to an ugly centre notch or teardrop.

Yes, they will be AMOLED (Daydream VR enabled) and 2960 x 1440, at least 500nits and the new 10-bit colour for over 1 billion colours, HDR and 100% DCI-P3 gamut.

Pixel 4 and 4 XL


It seems that the single rear and front camera is going to stay on the Pixel 4 – if only to prove a point about good optics and powerful AI post-processing.

But the Pixel 4 XL will have dual front and three rear cameras. I can understand adding a second rear camera for depth – but a third? If so, it will be an ultra-wide telephoto lens – there is a limit to digital zoom.


Reports are that Google is sourcing new high capacity batteries and expects to offer 3400 and 4000mAh in the Pixel 4 and 4 XL versions. Don’t forget Wireless Qi charging and Quick Charge 4+ – all good for fast charges.


Some say that Pixel’s two-tone is a little bland. But they will stick to it, perhaps making it a simple two-tone of the one base colour. It includes a rear fingerprint sensor. There has been some criticism of the lack of premium finishes – we don’t think that is relevant to the Pixel’s design cred.

GadgetGuy’s take: Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL are the working man’s flagship

When you look at the over-the-top designs and prices of flagships you sometimes need a working man’s flagship – kind of the Toyota Camry with a V6 engine!

This is for pure Android fans, and those with no pretences – a good honest phone that does everything very well.

Concept images courtesy Phone Designer