It’s July, three months before we anticipate Google to unveil the Pixel 4 completely. Like clockwork, the next scene within the phone rumor script has been performed: full 3D CAD renders of the upcoming phone. They come via Steve Hemmerstoffer — you know him as OnLeaks — who provided them to Pricebaba. Renders are usually not the most thrilling form of phone leak, especially after Google just tweeted out its pictures. However, there’s only a little additional information here: the dimensions of the Pixel 4 XL.
OnLeaks is reporting that the Pixel 4 XL will measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm with a 6.25-inch display. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus measures 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm with a 6.4-inch display. Assuming these specs are correct, that means that the S10 Plus is smaller throughout all three dimensions, regardless of having a larger screen. And since we’re anticipating them to have approximately the same aspect ratios, the reason for that difference is apparent: bezels.
(Yes, I’m aware that within the weird world of phone specs within the US, we measure dimensions in millimeters and screen sizes by diagonal inches. I don’t make the rules or the rulers.)
As Marques Brownlee captures within the above tweet, there’s a rising consensus that Google’s Pixel 4 must do something more than be a “Made by Google” phone with suitable software and great cameras. Because it’s anticipated to be sold by most major carriers, that is the year Google must make the Pixel a genuine mass-market contender. However, it appears like it’s additionally going to want to do something to shore up the Android base.