Google Pixel 4 officially presented: unique features and new design

At the annual Made by Google event, the long-awaited flagships of the “corporation of good” were presented - Google Pixel 4 and

Google Pixel 4 XL. The new products received an updated design, very different from the previous generation, as well as new exclusive features.

I ran past the iPhone 11

Externally, both presented “pixels” are verythey resemble Apple flagships, with the only difference being that the back side looks less brutal. By the way, for the first time, Google smartphones use a triple main camera. It is housed in a square module, which consists of a main 12 MP (Dual-Pixel) image sensor, an auxiliary 16 MP telephoto sensor with optical and digital stabilization, and a depth sensor. The camera supports 2x optical zoom, 4K video shooting at 30 fps and slow-motion mode in 1080p quality at 120 fps. The front camera resolution is 8 megapixels.

The new products are equipped with a Pixel Neural Core processor, which helps the camera process HDR+ in real time.

Screen and features

Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL bothreceived OLED panels with a frequency of 90 Hz and an aspect ratio of 19:9, but their sizes and quality vary. The basic model was equipped with a 5.7-inch matrix with a resolution of Full HD+ (1920 x 1080), the older one received a 6.3-inch screen with a resolution of 3040 x 1440. The matrix supports HDR, Always On and Ambient EQ modes. The latter automatically adjusts brightness and color rendition, depending on the ambient lighting.

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It is noteworthy that both smartphoneshave characteristic body frames, this is especially noticeable at the top of the display. This is where the Google Soli chip is installed, which allows you to control the device using gestures. The user will be able to switch music, change the volume, etc. with a wave of his hand. Most likely, the functionality of this chip will expand even more in the future. Also in this “bang” there is a speaker and a face recognition sensor.

Also worth noting among the pleasant little things are IP68 water and dust protection, an NFC module, a Titan M security module, and support for Pixel Stand wireless charging.

What's inside

Hardware basis for both flagshipswas a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 single-chip system, 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of built-in flash memory. Google Pixel 4 received a battery with a capacity of 2800 mAh, Google Pixel 4 XL - 3700 mAh. There is a fast 18W charging function. The smartphones come pre-installed with the Android 10 operating system.

How much they ask

Prices for “pixels” cannot be called democratic.For the base Pixel 4 model with 64 GB of flash memory you will have to pay $799, for the version with 128 GB of flash memory - $899. The older Google Pixel 4 XL with 64 GB will cost $899, and for 128 GB it will cost $999.