Android Q code mining and Google’s own promotion of multi-party collaboration, this year’s Pixel 4’s main selling point has surfaced early.
Pixel 3 XL users have noticed that the Pixel in your hand with the “o-o” design may become the “out of print” in the entire Pixel hardware family.
In the early morning of June 13, on the occasion of the protective shell opening scheme, real model leaked photos, and media renderings, Google released the official rendering of Pixel 4 through the official social account Made by Google. The official renderings not only showcase the Pixel 4’s back and camera module design.
Combined with the renderings released by the well-known foreign blogger @OnLeaks, it can be inferred that both the smaller Pixel 4 and the larger Pixel 4 XL will deprecate the Pixel 3 XL that is worthy of being stigmatized ( Terrific1) The design was turned to a non-profiled screen design. Specifically, the Pixel 4 still has a narrow bezel design on the left and right sides, and the bottom frame is slightly wider than the sides, but the overall area is still less than the top border.
With the change of the rear-end scheme, the back design has also been adjusted accordingly: the first three generations of Pixel’s iconic material splicing design has become the “splicing” of the back part and the protruding part of the camera module on the Pixel 4, the camera module There are no additional stitching designs on the outside.
However, another big signboard design language, contrast color, will still be preserved in Pixel 4. As can be seen from the exposed renderings, the black model Pixel 4 will use the white power button, while the white model Pixel 4 Not only the power button is black, but also with the overall black rear camera module can give a visual impression of the “panda machine”. It is expected that the white version will become the same as the Pixel 2 XL of the year.
Looking at the design style of Pixel in the past (excluding the “bangs” of Pixel 3 XL), it is not difficult to find that the Pixel 4 can be said to be another step of the Pixel series, and all the design changes actually correspond. Upgrades on features and configurations.
Under the repeated “destruction” of the camera algorithm, which is called “anti-day”, the Pixel series’s consistent single-camera solution finally came to an end.
Also confirmed by Google’s official renderings, Pixel 4 will be the first Pixel phone with a rear dual camera module. If you have ever felt the power of Pixel in taking pictures, this may be possible. It will make you unable to press.
On previous Pixel devices, Google implemented body and background segmentation with the help of dual-pixel sensors and machine learning algorithms. Even with dedicated Pixel Visual Core support, the huge amount of computational pressure is a bit overwhelming for Pixel 3 XL. “Photographing and killing the backstage” is almost inevitable.
The introduction of dual-camera on the hardware level will undoubtedly reduce the load pressure of the algorithm in specific shooting tasks, further enhancing the Pixel 4’s camera experience and imaging results – the popular DxOMark in the mobile phone circle should be no problem.
The question placed before us is only the dual camera solution and the specific sensor arrangement. Looking closely at the official renderings above, it’s not hard to see that there are other things on the Pixel 4’s raised square camera module: the suspected ToF depth sensor directly above and the two-color temperature flash directly below.
The Google Pixel 4 Comes with an Extra ToF sensor and has a dual-camera setup.
As for the left and right cameras, according to 9to5Google’s code unpacking and analysis of the leaked version of the Google Camera app, the Pixel 4’s sub-photograph may be a 16MP telephoto lens.
Finally, XDA’s mining of the leaked version of the Google Camera app code suggests that Pixel 4 may also support wide color gamut photography. As for the actual effect of such software and hardware upgrades, we will wait patiently for Google to release the proofs in advance…
As early as the first half of the year, Google IO 2019, as the smart home’s Google Nest Hub Max equipped with a gesture pause has been amazing, but no one expected that this is actually Google’s wonderful penetrating Pixel 4 in the second half.
In the early morning of July 30th, Google published a blog post called (Don’t) hold the phone: new features coming to Pixel 4, which includes black technology-sounding motion Sense demo video and function implementation behind it. A lot of technical details.
From the switching song demo in the video, the device has been quite sensitive to the user’s gesture recognition, even reaching the level of “understanding user intent”. This is backed by the continuous exploration and application of the motion-sensing radar technology Soli by the Google ATAP cutting-edge lab project team over the past five years, successfully implanting a miniature Soli radar chip into the “forehead” of the Pixel 4.
Soli radar chip
Advanced hardware with unique software algorithms, Pixel 4 can sense small movements around the phone and further accomplish multiple actions by recognizing user gestures, such as switching songs, pausing an alarm, or muting an incoming call. The development team also said that with the gradual improvement of this technology, Motion Sense will support more gestures. A more typical application scenario is that when the user works in front of the case, he can calmly raise the hand to mute the call, or wave the song after the face is unlocked.
It is worth mentioning that for privacy reasons, the user’s gesture data will only be processed locally on the device and will not be uploaded to the cloud or shared with other Google services.
A little attention to the official renderings given by Google, it is not difficult to see that from the Nexus era to the Pixel 3 XL’s rear fingerprint sensor, Pixel 4 finally officially withdrew from the historical stage, replaced by facial recognition.
As early as the fourth beta of Android Q, someone discovered the hidden setting fields related to face recognition, and 9to5Google even unearthed a large number of interactive animations for face matching authentication from the code of Google App 10.7.
Google also confirmed this feature in an official blog post that was released in the early morning of July 30th. According to the official blog post, Pixel 4 will introduce facial recognition as a safe verification method for mobile phones. Together with the Soli radar chip mentioned above, it can also actively detect the user’s unlocking intention and actively open the face unlocking sensor to unlock it in advance. The number of sensors introduced for this mechanism is even larger than that of Pixel 3 XL’s “Liu Hai”, which is mainly concentrated in the area of the top frame with a slightly larger area, including one left and one right infrared camera, on the left side. A dot-matrix light projector and a ToF depth of field sensor.
Similar to gesture recognition data, facial recognition data is also safely stored in the Titan M security chip, and the recognition algorithm and recognition process runs completely offline locally.
Considering that Google pointed out that Pixel 4’s face recognition supports unlocking from any direction, and the security can fully satisfy the payment, in-app authentication, and other scenarios, Pixel 4 is likely to use facial recognition as the only biological information as the original iPhone X. Identification means.
In Android Q beta 3, a hidden setting called “Adaptive Sleep” has caught the attention of this feature, which keeps the screen bright when the user is watching the screen content, similar to the Smart of the Samsung Galaxy series. Stay. In Beta 4, this feature was renamed Screen attention and a new demo animation. Since the current beta version is not forcibly open, developers have speculated that this feature may be unveiled with Pixel 4 in the second half of the year.
From the earliest leaked version of Android Q Beta, developers of XDA found the Display white balance option in the display settings. By parsing the code, the main function of this function is to set different white balance values according to the ambient color temperature and brightness level. This sounds a bit like the True Tone feature of an Apple device, which can effectively improve the viewing experience of the device at all brightness levels.
Since all current Pixel phones do not have the ambient light sensor hardware required for this feature, this feature is likely to be unique to the upcoming Pixel 4 series.
Although Google is confident, most users still focus on poor multitasking on the Pixel 3/3XL series and blame the conservative 4GB RAM (not the officially claimed memory management algorithm), this time Google upgraded Pixel 4 to 6GB RAM.
Under such a wave, Google is likely to change its strategy on Pixel 4/4 XL and switch to 6GB of RAM. Some clues seem to confirm this: from the beta version of the Google app we can see that Pixel 4 is codenamed Coral. Pixel 4 XL is codenamed Flame, and in conjunction with the previous news from the running software Geekbench, the device code-named Coral will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip and 6GB RAM.
The next generation of Google Assistant, which was unveiled on Google IO 2019, has been officially confirmed to be the first to be released in the new Pixel 4 series in the second half of the year. The next generation of Google Assistant will no longer be limited to basic information search and setting alarms, but you can also operate your phone directly (such as turning on a flashlight, taking a selfie), retrieving pictures and sending messages to friends.
At the same time, thanks to the greatly reduced size of the voice-related AI model, the next generation of Google Assistant can call this data directly on the device, processing user requests up to 10 times faster than before.
In a series of presentations at this year’s Google IO conference, an engineer gave a detailed presentation on how to build applications for folding screens, second screens, large screens, etc. In the Android Q Beta developer options, ” Force desktop mode option. And the signs that happen on the Android Studio emulator indicate that Android Q will provide native support for desktop mode.
Perhaps in the upcoming Pixel 4 series, we can see the desktop mode of direct output display via HDMI.
Different from the previous years, Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 has obviously adopted a completely different marketing strategy. In the next two months, Google is also likely to Choose to announce more details on the features of Pixel 4 to warm up the new machine.
Among the above-mentioned major points of view, what do you most expect/the most satisfying? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Expected price of Google Pixel 4 is $799 in USA, and it will be priced around Rs. 59,999 in India.
Google Pixel 4 Has Android Q, and it has such features like Desktop mode, Advanced Responsive Voice Assitant, and Adoptive screen color temperature.
Yes, Google Pixel 4 has a dual rear camera setup and it has a 16MP secondary camera sensor. And it has an extra ToF sensor too.
Google Pixel 4 will be priced around Rs. 59,999 in India and it will release on October 2019.
The pixel 4 will be priced around $799 in USA.
Yes, Google pixel 4 runs on Snapdragon 855 Processor that has X50 5G modem.