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Google Pixel 4: the legacy continues, launching on October 15th

Google Pixel 4: the legacy continues, launching on October 15th

With the year coming in its last quarter for 2019, Google Pixel will be coming in hot with a launch scheduled on the October 15th. Will it be making a huge impact though?

It has been an annual event now for Google smartphone to be released every mid-October. With that in mind, let’s re-visit the Google Pixel 3 which was out almost a year ago:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~443 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • IP68 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 12.2MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS and dual pixel PDAF
  • Dual 8MP selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm (wide) and PDAF + 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF and Auto-HDR
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2915 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Qi wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • October 2018 release date
  • 799 USD for 64GB storage & 899 USD for 128GB storage

Google Pixel 3 was the smartphone that certainly carries the “Save the best for last” for 2018, with everything going its way in terms of performance, protection, look and feel, camera and the like.

Will it be making a similar impact for 2019? Let’s check out Pixel 4 then:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD+ P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~424 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
  • Gorilla Glass 6 protection
  • IP68 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 chipset, Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 12.2MP with f/1.6 aperture, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF and OIS + 16MP with (telephoto), dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, Dual-LED flash, Auto-HDR and panorama
  • Dual selfie camera: 8MP with f/2.0 aperture, 19mm (ultrawide) and no AF + TOF 3D camera and HDR
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • Android 10.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 2800 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Qi wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • Estimated 15th October 2019 launching date
  • Estimated 900 USD for 64GB internal storage and 1,040 USD for 128GB internal storage

A quick glance through the Pixel 4, and we are all set for a blast; except for a couple or two downsides that is.

Well for starters, the Pixel 4 will be sporting a slightly larger 5.7-inch Full HD+ P-OLED screen; which means more screen real estate for you.

The body is similar to last year, except for the upgrade to Gorilla Glass 6; which is also be on the screen to protect the smartphone as well. Then there’s the IP68 certification which makes a strong comeback as well.

Under the hood of the Pixel 4 will be nothing but the best. Here we have the Snapdragon 855 chipset being paired with a blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, excellent graphics and 6GB RAM. This ensures that nothing will stand in its way or slow it down, so you can always play the latest games or most demanding apps without any hiccups.

Camera-wise, the Pixel 4 now comes with four cameras: two primary cameras and two selfie cameras. The primary camera is a formidable 12.2MP+16MP combination with all the bells and whistles in between. The 8MP+TOF 3D selfie camera will please all selfie lovers out there, as it will be a class on its own.

As always, the Pixel series won’t have any expansion slot; so choose wisely. In this case, you can either go for 64GB or 128GB of internal storage; depending on your budget.

One of the things to look forward to about the Pixel 4 is the release of Android’s latest operating system: Android 10.0. Just nice that this smartphone will be among the first few to have the honor of coming with the latest from Google, and ensures its longevity and worthiness.

Finally, one word of caution though about the Pixel. Unfortunately, they have decided to make this device coming with a rather smallish 2800 mAh battery; which might affect its battery life and user’s consumption. A heavy user might experience running out of juice very fast, but let’s wait for a battery test upon its release to comment further on this.

Conclusion:

Google Pixel 4 is an annual event not-to-be-missed, like no other. It brings a wealth of upgrades, hardware, software, camera and everything else; but it also seems that the price might shoot up as well.

Google Pixel 4 is all set for an October 12th launch with an estimated price tag of 900 USD for the 64GB internal storage variant and 1,040 USD for the 128GB internal storage variant. Four vibrant colors will be available: Clearly White, Just Black, Coral and Oh So Orange.

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