Pixel 4 XL could look a lot like Galaxy S10 with four cameras, suggests new renders
The Google Pixel 3 XL is regarded as one of the best camera smartphones that one could buy in 2018. However, despite class leading camera performance, the Pixel 3 XL wasn't class leading in any other area. The biggest issue the Pixel 3 XL faced was its design - while the rear was classy with a single camera, the front had a big screen with a massive notch and huge chin. With the big chin and notch, the Pixel 3 XL wasn't the best looking phone certainly. However, it seems that Google heard the complaints and has been working to fix it.
Recently, a new render of the next generation Google Pixel smartphone has surfaced on the web. The leak comes from an unverified source, so it would be difficult to say whether this could actually end up being the Pixel 4 or just another one of a fan-rendered concept. The render is basically a schematic of the Pixel 4 design - most possibly the Pixel 4 XL.
The biggest change seen on the Pixel 4 render is the lack of bezels. The render looks pretty similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10+ -- there's a fullscreen display with a punch hole dual front camera. The punch hole camera means that there's no notch on the display. However, compared to the punch hole dual camera on the Galaxy S10+, the one shown on the Pixel 4 render has thicker borders around the cameras. Surprisingly, the chin is almost non-existent as well. In fact, the forehead and the chin are almost identical - identical in the way that there seems to be a stereo speaker setup in the typical Google Pixel fashion.
The rear of the device also shows a drastic departure from what Google has been following religiously - a dual camera system. The render shows a dual rear camera system arranged horizontally on the corner. It isn't evident what the second camera will do on the Pixel 4 but there are two possibilities - either Google could be offering a Telephoto camera for optical zoom or offer a wide angle camera similar to the new Galaxy S10 phones.
Rest of the design at the rear remains the same - there's a dual-tone design that's reminiscent of the Google pixel lineup. There's no capacitive fingerprint sensor, which means an in-screen fingerprint sensor could be on the cards. It remains to be seen what kind of sensor does Google choose - a OnePlus 6T-esque optical sensor or the Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
Now since this comes from an unverified source, we should take this with a pinch of salt. There are still a lot of months left before Google unveils the Pixel 4 duo to the world. And when it does, it is expected to offer better camera performance than the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If the Pixel 4 looks anything like the concept shown here, then Google's flagship could finally be a contender for one of the best-looking smartphones this year.