Google Tipped To Unveil Pixel 4 October 15
(Image Source: Evan Blass)
Renowned leaker Evan Blass has revealed October 15 as the predicted release date of the new Google Pixel 4 in photo posted to Twitter including the words “Google Fall Event: 10/15?”.
Two hands-on videos have also appeared on YouTube, confirming technical specifications from phone colours to newly added display features.
Vietnamese YouTube channel AnhEm TV provides a detailed look at the ‘Panda’ white version of the Pixel 4 XL model, featuring a white back with matte black front and side panels.
Rabbit TV shows off the black model and a third coral-coloured edition in the second pre-release video leak.
Diving into the settings menu, AnhEm TV confirm that the phone will feature a 90Hz display, with content dependent dynamic switching to 60Hz called ‘Smooth Display’.
Also revealed is the ‘Ambient EQ’, Google’s take on Apple’s ‘True Tone’ functionality that automatically adjust the colour temperature of the display to match ambient light.
The display settings also highlight the ‘Screen attention’ functionality that briefly appeared in the Android Q Beta 4.
XDA-Developers located strings in the code showing it uses the camera to prevent the screen from turning off when you’re looking directly at it.
A new pre-installed app called Recorder has also been included, which is predicted to allow Pixel 4 owners to record audio and video from their phone without a separate app.
While there is no confirmed release date, regular leaker Evan Blass claims the potential release date is October 15th.
Until then, more leaks are expected despite Google’s best efforts to plug the holes.