Update, July 13, 2019 (3:00 pm ET): Almost exactly a month after someone spotted the Pixel 4 in the wild, 9to5Google was sent a second image of the handset. This time, someone spotted an individual holding what is almost certainly the Pixel 4 while riding the London Underground.
Unlike the first photo, this Pixel 4 is enclosed in a case that is meant to hide the identity of the phone. A close look at the back of the handset appears to show the rumored 16MP telephoto sensor in addition to other lenses.
Original post, June 14, 2019 (9:51 am ET): The Pixel 4 has no doubt been a hot topic this week. After leaked CAD renders and metal models gave us a good look at what the device might look like, Google tweeted out a render of its own — essentially confirming the look of the device. Now, we’re seeing our first in-hand Pixel 4 leak.
Obtained by our friends at 9to5Google, the two photos show off someone using a Google Pixel 4 in the wild. While the quality isn’t the best, its easy to see the similarities between the phone in the photo and the official render Google showed off on Twitter. The back of the device houses a big square camera sensor hub, complete with two camera sensors, a flash on the bottom, and what’s assumed to be a spectral sensor on the top. The phone also looks to be encased in one of Google’s fabric cases.
There’s not much we can glean from the leaked images themselves, though 9to5Google was told a few other details about the device. These photos were apparently taken in London. Also, the tipster that sent the photos in also caught a glimpse of the front of the phone. As expected, the Pixel 4 indeed had a big “forehead” which housed two front-facing camera sensors.
Although it’s only June and we’re already seeing leaked Pixel 4 images, that doesn’t mean the devices will be announced anytime soon — Google will likely still wait until October 2019 to launch the new Pixel phones.
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