Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL launch highlights: Pixel 4 annouced with dual-cameras, Soli Chip and more starting at $799

The Pixel 4 sports a dual-camera setup on the rear and comes with a new face unlock technology.

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    Here's a lowdown on the new Camera features on the Pixel 4

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    Camera features

    You can basically get a final HDR+ photo in real-time in your viewfinder so you do not have to fiddle with the settings before taking the photo. There are separate sliders for brightness and shadows. The phone will also come with automatic white balancing and there will be an updated portrait mode with a sharper background blur. There is also a new Astrophotography feature which will let you take photos of the night sky and it will bring out the entire Galaxy, at least that's what the demo is showing.

  • 20:22 (IST)

    Pixel 4 Camera

    HDR+ will be coming on Pixel 4. It will use 9 underexposed shots and combine them to provide a detailed photo. There will be a tele-photo lens for the first time on Pixel phones and it will come with Super Res Zoom which will be used on both the lenses.

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    Pixel 4 Display, Software and Price

    DisplayMate has given the Pixel 4 XL's as the best smartphone display and an A+ rating. 90 Hz refresh rate is coming to the Pixel phones for the first time. It will come with Android 10, and will be priced starting at $799.

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    Google Assistant on Pixel 4

    The processing of the Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 happens right on the device. Google says that all your data about your interaction with Google Assistant will always remain secure. The Titan M chip makes it possible to keep all the data safe.

  • 20:11 (IST)

    Soli Chip

    The Pixel 4 comes with radar has the fastest secure face unlock on any phone and thanks to the Soli chip. Motion Sense feature will start working even before you have picked up the phone. It also brings new gesture controls and there are additional features for helping in gaming and digital wellbeing. Motion Sense can be turned on or off at any time and all the data stays on the phone.

  • 20:08 (IST)

    We are talking about the Pixel 4 now!

    New looks, new colours and camera features not found on any phone currently. Let's see

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    Nest Wi-Fi starting at $269

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    Nest Wi-Fi announced

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    Nest Home Mini announced

    Google just announced the new Nest Home Mini priced at $49. It starts selling on 22 October and it will be available in 23 countries. There's a machine-learning chip on the speaker to enable better recognition of commands. It has an upgraded speaker system with a wall-hanging slot on the bottom.

  • 19:56 (IST)

    Pixelbook Go starting at $649

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    Pixelbook Go announced

    With portability and battery life as priorities, the Pixelbook Go was developed. It comes with Just Black and Not Pink variants. The laptop offers up to 12 hours of battery life. There's a new keyboard design. The Just Black variant is priced at $649 with the Not Pink variant coming out soon.

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    Pixelbook Go

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    Google investing in renewable energy

    The company will be investing $150 million in renewable energy in manufacturing and other processes related to its hardware products.

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    Pixel Buds coming Spring 2020

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    Pixel Buds available in 2020

    The Google Pixel Bud is priced at $179 and more details will be revealed.

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Pixel Buds announced. Apple AirPods rip-off?

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    Battery life on the Pixel Buds

    It can offer up to five hours of playback and with the wireless charging case, it can offer 24 hours of battery life.

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    Long-range connection on the Pixel Buds

    Google says that the Pixel Buds could stay connected to your device even at a distance of the length of an American football field.

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    Google Stadia coming on November 19

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    Google Stadia launching on 19 November

    The long-awaited cloud gaming service is finally launching next month.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Pixel Buds confirmed!

    An image showcasing the entire product line-up from Google just confirmed the updated Pixel Buds. And they look like the Airpods inside its own case.

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Here are the Google Products, some of which will be launched today. Can you spot the Pixel 4?

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    Rick Osterloh has taken the stage

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    The show is about to begin!

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    Follow our full thread for the launch event!

  • 19:20 (IST)

    The Made By Google event starts in 10 minutes

    Does Google even need an event after all the leaks of the Pixel 4? Stay tuned!

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    The iPhone 11 Pro camera is superlative but can the Pixel 4 triumph it?

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    90 Hz madness on the Pixel 4!

    According to a report by 9to5 Google, the upcoming Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will most likely come with a 90 Hz 'Smooth Display'. While the Pixel 4 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display, the Pixel 4 XL could come with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display, both being of the OLED variety. Read more below.

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  • 19:15 (IST)

    Google had itself shared the official images of Pixel 4 about 3 months back

    In a completely unexpected move, Google posted an image of its upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone on Twitter. This move comes months before the phone is supposed to be officially announced at Google's event that's usually scheduled in October. Read more below.

    Google officially reveals Pixel 4 design after it had it with all the leaks

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Pixel 4 5G?

    Nikkei reports that while the regular Pixel 4 devices will support LTE, a “test production” of a 5G-enabled Pixel 4 will also be shown. However, it isn’t clear whether the device is going to be a preview or an actual release. The report also says that the announcement could happen at a later event where Google could announce the successor to the Pixel 3a. Read more below.

    Google could announce a 5G version of the Pixel 4 at the Made by Google event

  • 18:45 (IST)

    Pixelbook Go laptop leaked

    Apart from the Pixel 4 devices, the rumoured Pixelbook called the Pixelbook Go also leaked out. It supposedly has a 13.3-inch display which could come in 8/16 GB RAM variants with 64/128/256 GB storage variants.

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Set up a reminder folks! We are in for a treat from Google live from the Big Apple

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    Wanna watch the Pixel 4 event LIVE? Here's how to go about it

    The Made by Google event is scheduled to begin at 10 am EST or 7.30 pm IST today. Just like every year, Google is going to livestream the event on its YouTube channel. If you won’t be able to watch the event live, don’t worry, we have you covered. Tech2 will be running a live blog to bring you all the latest announcements from the event. Head to the link below to know more.

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  • 18:37 (IST)

    Worst-kept secret or deliberate leaks?

    All the details of the Pixel 4 have literally leaked out, making us wonder whether Google actually put any effort into keeping the details of the device's secret. To make things easier, we've compiled all the confirmed and leaked information about the Pixel 4 devices in one single place for you to check out.

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Pixel 4 and 4 XL launch day!

    Google is set to launch the next generation of the Pixel smartphones today. Will they make another leap in smartphone photography with the Pixel 4? We will get some sort of an idea today.


The official launch of Google’s next Pixel devices is happening at its Made by Google event today. Probably one of the worst-kept secrets this year, almost all the details about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have leaked out. Not only the Pixel 4, but the rumoured Pixelbook laptop has also leaked out with full details. From the pricing to the specifications, down to all the colour variants, and even camera samples, everything is already out. We’ll know for sure whether the leaked details are actually true and whether Google has been able to save some information about the devices from leaking out.

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL launch highlights: Pixel 4 annouced with dual-cameras, Soli Chip and more starting at 9

Google Pixel 4. Image: Google/Twitter.

Pixel 4 and 4 XL specifications (rumoured)

The Google Pixel 4 series is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with 6 GB of RAM with up to 256 GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage (up to 128 GB on the Pixel 4). The Pixel 4 could come with a 5.7 inch OLED display whereas the Pixel 4 XL may have a 6.3-inch display, both sporting a 90 Hz “Smooth display” with HDR support. The Pixel 4 may come with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and on the Pixel 4 XL, it’s 1440 x 3040 pixels.

Probably the most highlighted part of the Pixel 4 is the dual-camera system on the rear that Google has already confirmed. It supposedly has a 12 MP primary lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a secondary 16 MP telephoto lens that has an aperture of f/2.4. Both the lenses are said to support OIS and the telephoto lens also may have 2x optical zoom. On the front, an 8 MP selfie camera lens with an aperture of f/2.2 is expected.

The Pixel 4 series supports will reportedly up to 18 W fast charging. You could get a 2,800 mAh battery on the Pixel 4 and a 3,700 mAh battery on the Pixel 4 XL.

Pixel 4 and 4 XL features

For security, the Pixel 4 comes with a new face unlock technology that is similar to Apple’s Face ID. Essentially, it consists of an array of camera sensors on the front including a dot projector, two IR cameras, and a flood illuminator to detect your face even in dark conditions.

Another highlighted feature on the Pixel 4 phones is Motion Gesture that is enabled with the Soli radar chip on the front camera array. It allows you to use the wave of your hand to make gestures to control the phone such as skipping songs, snoozing alarms, silencing phone calls and much more. All these details were confirmed by Google in a blog post.

Pixel 4 and 4 XL pricing (rumoured)

The Google Pixel 4 starts at a price of $799 for the 6 GB + 64 GB variant whereas the Pixel 4 XL will have a starting variant of 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage priced at $899.




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