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Google Pixel 4 appears in AOSP for the first time

Google Pixel 4 appears in AOSP for the first time

Although the Pixel 4 XL has not yet been presented, it is already possible to take a look at the leaked images that show how it could be the future high-end device from Google. The images come from the source SlashLeaks and are two-dimensional sketches. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 appears for the first time in a comment in the AOSP.

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Pixel 4 is named in the AOSP

It was colleagues at 9to5 Google who found Big G's next smartphone within the AOSP. Specifically, the device is mentioned in a commentary on KASAN, the tool for correcting errors in Google's memory.

The comment mentions the device not once but twice and makes us think that the Google smartphone is not only already in development but is probably already in the hands of some employees at the company for the first tests.

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A lot of difficult terms but the reference to the Pixel 4 is well recognizable. / © 9to5 Google

The patch in question will first be implemented on the Pixel 3 to verify its perfect functioning and then be brought to Pixel 4 "and so on", I quote.

Remembering how the Pixel 3 XL was one of the most leaked smartphones in history makes us smile to find references to its successor today. Is Google going to beat its own record number of leaks?


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Evolving the design

Although the new Pixel 4 XL has not been announced yet, it is already possible to take a look at rendered images that show what the successor to Google's high-end device could look like. The images come from the source SlashLeaks and are two-dimensional sketches.

The first renders are 2D images of the front and back of the device.

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This could be the design of the future Pixel 4 XL. / © SlashLeaks

Although it may be too early to confirm the authenticity of the images, the type of design published by PhoneArena seems realistic:

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The edges are very thin, but still have room for speakers. / © PhoneArena

To begin with, the front of the device bears a reasonable resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S10+: there is a double camera that could accommodate a traditional sensor and a wide-angle sensor, as we have already seen on the Pixel 3. As far as the bezels are concerned, they are practically non-existent, but there's enough space for them to host the two front facing speakers.

In the devices we've been seeing lately, there's usually either a notch or a slightly more pronounced bottom edge, but these renders show uniform bezels on all four sides around the screen, like in the latest generation iPhone... But without notch.

Although not specified, the creator of the images suggests the presence of a fingerprint reader integrated into the screen. Will Google go this way or will it opt for a side reader?

There are more interesting details, such as a double camera on the back. At first, double cameras became the standard on smartphones, and then led to triple cameras. However, Google launched both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL with a single rear sensor. If, with the Pixel 4, Google decides for a double rear camera, then the functions offered could go beyond a normal camera and a wide-angle camera.

We could expect an official announcement of the Pixel 4 for the Made By Google event, which usually takes place around the month of October.

What do you think of these images? Are they a worthy successor to the fourth generation Pixel? Let us know in the comments.

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    Nope! Google simply can't make a device that beautiful

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  • Please Google, if your going to do anything, get rid of the ridiculous notch. And stop with the buggy software!


    • The software is always great plus the camera. But the hardware simply sucks. If they don't improve the hardware again, they won't sell many. Their sales can't compare to the top dogs!

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