Jun 12th, 2019

It seems we’ve been treated to new design images of the Pixel 4 every few days, but the recent leak of the Pixel 4 which showed a square camera module on the back of the phone has led Google to post an official image of the back of the device to the @madebygoogle Twitter account.

While the image isn’t an exact one-to-one representation of the most recent leak, the official design of the Pixel 4 isn’t far off. The image only shows the back of the phone, so Google may still want to keep the front of the phone under wraps. From what we can see in the image, the Pixel 4’s square camera module on the back contains two lenses, the LED flash and what appears to be a laser and another sensor. As for the sensor resolutions and focal length of the two camera lenses, we really don’t know much. We doubt that Google would throw in a ToF or just a basic depth sensor, but we have no indication whether the second sensor will be paired with a zoom or ultra-wide angle lens.

There’s no telling why Google decided to share an official image of the Pixel 4. Leaked design images and videos of previous Pixel phones have come to light months before the devices were unveiled and Google didn’t even deem them worthy of a mention. Some are speculating that Google wants to get the design out in the public eye before the next iPhone makes an official appearance since both devices appear to be sharing the same square camera module design. Google can’t “copy” a design of they’re the first to claim it as their own.

One other interesting thing to note is that the Pixel 4 doesn’t have a two-tone pack panel – a design feature which has been around since the original Pixel. The good news is that the power button on the side of the black Pixel 4 will be white. We’re assuming that the other color variants of the phone will include similar color accents to make them stand out as well.

What’s your take on the official Pixel 4 design? Is this an improvement over the Pixel 3?

 

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