The other day, Best Buy Canada posted its Pixel 4 pre-order pages
even though the Pixel 4
and Pixel 4 XL
won’t be officially unveiled until tomorrow. While Best Buy eventually took down the page, it didn’t do it until screenshots were taken and images disseminated. Today, the U.K.’s Carphone Warehouse joined the “oops” club by posting its Pixel
4 product pages. The pages include a place to register your interest in the new handsets; fill it in, submit it and the retailer will email you information once the new phones are available for pre-order and purchase.
One of the pages mentions the next generation of Night Sight. This is the feature that allows users to snap viewable photographs in dark and low-light conditions. Night Sight 2.0 will add a longer exposure time for astrophotography. The latter, by definition, includes the process of snapping photos of the night sky. As one of the product pages states, “Night Sight is now faster and easier to use. It can even take photos of the Milky Way.”
The latest rumor calls for the Pixel 4 line to be priced at $799 and up
One of the pages shows the specs of both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (and the Just Black, Clearly White and Oh So Orange color options). It also lists the specs for the mid-range Pixel 3a
and Pixel 3a XL
. Interestingly, the specs listing spotted on Best Buy Canada compared the new phones with last year’s Pixel 3
and Pixel 3 XL
The astrophotography feature for the Pixel 4 line is promoted
While the combination of leaks and Google’s own confirmations has left very little information unknown, pricing of the new models has yet to be nailed down. While one rumor had the 64GB Pixel 4 XL priced at a hefty $999, the latest speculation calls for that phone to have a more reasonable $899 price tag
while the 64GB Pixel 4 will cost you $799. The 128GB version of the latter could set you back $899 while the 128GB Pixel 4 XL would be tagged at $999.
The Pixel 4 series will feature Motion
Sense, which uses the radar-based Soli chip that allows users to skip through songs or other streaming content, dismiss alarms/timers and silence phone
calls by waving their hand above the display. Face unlock will use secure facial recognition to unlock the new devices and will also verify mobile payments made through Google Pay. The 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch AMOLED displays on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL respectively will both refresh at 90Hz. This is 50% faster than the rate found on traditional smartphones and will result in smoother scrolling and more fluid animation on video games. Another new feature, Ambient EQ, automatically adjusts the white balance of the display based on ambient lighting.
Both phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, and for the first time on any Pixel handset, the new models will sport 6GB of memory along with 64GB or 128GB of storage. Another Pixel first will be seen inside the square camera module in the upper left corner of the rear panel-a second camera. While once again the latest Pixel handset will feature a 12.2MP primary camera, this year’s version has a slightly wider aperture at f/1.6 to allow more light to enter the lens. The new second camera will weigh in at 16MP and feature telephoto capabilities.
The fun and festivities start at 10 am EDT (7 am PDT) tomorrow, October 15th. You can watch all the excitement live streamed right here
. Don’t forget to keep checking in throughout the day for our coverage and analysis of the Made by Google event.
Specs for the Pixel 4 series compared with the mid-range Pixel 3a line