Google Pixel 4 Screen Protector Leak Hints at Gesture Recognition

Some leaked images of the screen protectors for the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL are making people think about the features of the upcoming phones. Top and bottom grooves have been identified in some renders by leaker @Universeice.

The grooves could indicate the presence of gesture recognition technology that is rumored to be implemented in the phones. The technology implementation has the codename, Project Soli.

The renders could give insight on some of the features that will be included in the phones. The thick grooves on the top an bottom may indicate a lack of a front camera with spring action.

Gesture recognition tech in Google Pixel 4 series

Project Soli has been announced by Google in 2015 and there are current hints that the tech might be ready for the Pixel 4. Soli has been described by Google as being sensing technology that works with certain gesture detection, using a kind of radar.

With this knowledge, there is speculation about the presence of such a system anywhere in the rendered images of the phone. With the grooves being the center focus point of our attention.

The cutouts on the left are most probably reserved for the double front-facing camera and the variety of sensors. A speaker would probably be placed in the middle cutout.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL possible features

Based on the renders from @Universeice, we can see that the Pixel 4 will be bigger than the Pixel 3, coming in at around 147.0 x 68.9 x 8.2 mm. With the 4XL at around 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2 mm.

The phones are expected to house multiple rear cameras with sensors that have the ability to display different focal lengths. The displays are most likely going to be curved and the front-facing speakers from the Pixel 3 might be scrapped.

A slight upgrade in RAM is expected, going from 4 to 6 GB. And the standard storage space will probably be 128 GB. All of this may be confirmed or denied with the release of Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that is said to launch in October 2019.

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