Google Pixel 4 XL Leak-Based Renders Show Large Bezels


With three months or so until the Pixel 4 is released, there's likely to be a lot more info in the coming weeks and months.

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are expected to launch sometime in October, so we might have to wait until then to know if Google retired the XL model's notch; unless, of course, they opt to tweet out authentic images of the new smartphones before then.

There's no hint in these renders of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, suggesting that - as Google often does - it might be taking the lead in getting rid of the somewhat fallible biometric sensor and replacing it with another, more fallible biometric sensor (in the form of a front-facing IR emitter / sensor combo).

You can see that there's a speaker and dual cameras, along with other sensors across the front - all of which was contained within that notch on the front of the Pixel 3 XL.

Google is not far away from the official unveiling and release of its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones which will come with the latest Android Q out of the box, and it seems the larger of the two phones will not have a very big bezel, oh and a triple-camera rig to boot.

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In the teaser shared by Google, there was no fingerprint scanner on the back and this inspires us to believe that either the tech giant is looking to add in-display fingerprint scanner or rely exclusively on the IR camera for biometrics. Along with the earpiece, that top bezel houses a dual camera and two accompanying sensors, with OnLeaks estimating that the display will measure in at 6.25 inches. The back is covered in glass and has a single color this time. According to the site's impressions, the renders shows a Pixel 4 XL that has ditched the notched display.

On the I/O front, the renders indicate a USB type-C port and no front stereo speakers grill like the earlier Pixel devices and the conventional volume rockers and power button can be seen.

One of the first changes you're sure to notice is the lack of a notch. Unfortunately, none of the renders depict a 3.5mm audio jack, so we assume it will not be on the final design.

What do you think of the Pixel 4 XL?