It's tough to go wrong with a flagship smartphone camera these days, but if you're after the crème de la crème, just a handful of names stand out.
There's already a lot of criticism surrounding the Pixel 4's large camera hump and Google's decision to use two cameras after throwing shade at Apple and bragging about only needing one on its past phones, but now Google has the opportunity to say something. The Pixel 4 XL model is expected to cost around $1000.
A Google spokesperson said via email that "I wish I could share more, but can just confirm this is indeed Pixel 4, for now" when asked about Google's formal announcement.
Google has revealed design for its Pixel 4 camera phone and there is a huge square-shaped camera module at the back. This year once again Google likely will unveil the Pixel 4 phones in October with a release in early November. We can expect more details will appear as the official launch gets closer. "#Pixel4", the tweet from the company's verified @MadeByGoogle account read.
In terms of display, most won't notice the difference from the main Pixel 3 devices here either, meaning colours stand out perfectly, though brightness looks ever so slightly dimmer. The handset sports a single rear 12.2-megapixel Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor featuring optical and electronic image stabilization, 1.4-micron pixels, 76-degree field of view and 1/2.55-inch sensor. There have been independent reviews of the Google Pixel devices in general and most have praised the camera and photography capabilities of the phones.
As a result, the next-generation device will reportedly omit the rear-mounted fingerprint detector for locking and unlocking the phone - a feature that was included in the Pixel 3. Rumor has it the left side will be button free and no fingerprint scanner.
The front facing camera is only single lens, meaning you can't take super wide selfies in groups, but it nevertheless takes very decent photos. Perhaps Google wanted to beat Apple to the punch?
Another update refers that the Pixel 4 will include next-generation Google Assistant will in the device this fall.