Android Authority‘s Pixel 4

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The most leaked phones in perhaps the entire history of smartphones are finally official. But with so much rabid speculation and rumor mongering prior to launch, what Google Pixel 4 specs are actually real and what was pure fantasy?

Google has never been a company to push for the very top specs with its Pixel family and while there are some notable upgrades over the Pixel 3 series, Google’s features first, raw power second approach is still in full effect.

Here are the full Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs!

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs

Google Pixel 4Google Pixel 4 XL
Display
Google Pixel 4:
5.7-inch pOLED Smooth Display
2,280 x 1,080 resolution, 444ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
90Hz refresh rate
Ambient EQ
Gorilla Glass 5
Google Pixel 4 XL:
6.3-inch pOLED Smooth Display
3,040 x 1,440 resolution, 537ppi
19:9 aspect ratio, 537ppi
90Hz refresh rate
Ambient EQ
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
Google Pixel 4:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
GPU
Google Pixel 4:
Adreno 640
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Adreno 640
RAM
Google Pixel 4:
6GB
Google Pixel 4 XL:
6GB
Storage
Google Pixel 4:
64GB, 128GB
Google Pixel 4 XL:
64GB, 128GB
MicroSD
Google Pixel 4:
No
Google Pixel 4 XL:
No
Battery
Google Pixel 4:
2,800mAh
18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
Google Pixel 4 XL:
3,700mAh
18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
Cameras
Google Pixel 4:
Rear:
12.2MP Dual-Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 1.4μm, 77 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
16MP telephoto, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm, 52 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
Front:
8.1MP, ƒ/2.0, 1.22μm, 90 degree FOV
Video:
1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
720p @ 240 FPS
4K @ 30 FPS
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Rear:
12.2MP Dual-Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 1.4μm, 77 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
16MP telephoto, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm, 52 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
Front:
8.1MP, ƒ/2.0, 1.22μm, 90 degree FOV
Video:
1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
720p @ 240 FPS
4K @ 30 FPS
IP rating
Google Pixel 4:
IP68
Google Pixel 4 XL:
IP68
Headphone jack
Google Pixel 4:
No
Google Pixel 4 XL:
No
Sensors
Google Pixel 4:
Active Edge
Motion Sense
Dot projector
Soli radar
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor Barometer (Altimeter)
Face ID
Gyroscope
Proximity
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Active Edge
Motion Sense
Dot projector
Soli radar
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor Barometer (Altimeter)
Face ID
Gyroscope
Proximity
Security
Google Pixel 4:
Face unlock
Titan M Security Module
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Face unlock
Titan M Security Module
Connectivity
Google Pixel 4:
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2
MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX
HD, LDAC)
NFC
Google Cast
USB-C
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2
MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX
HD, LDAC)
NFC
Google Cast
USB-C
Software
Google Pixel 4:
Android 10
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Android 10
Dimensions and weight
Google Pixel 4:
68.8 x 147.1 x 8.2mm
162 g
Google Pixel 4 XL:
75.1 x 160.4 x 8.2mm
193g
Colors
Google Pixel 4:
Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
Google Pixel 4 XL:
Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange

What you need to know

The most obvious upgrade that we’re dying to test out fully is the addition of a telephoto sensor to the world-beating Pixel camera.

While the primary 12.2MP camera is largely unchanged from the Pixel 3, the secondary 16MP zoom lens is brand new. Unlike some of its rivals which have gone up to three or even five times optical zoom, the Pixel 4 settles for 2x zoom with OIS.

Read more: Behind the scenes: Google’s Pixel cameras aren’t trying to be cameras at all

The phone’s processing core has been upgraded to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Some may be disappointed that it isn’t the Snapdragon 855 Plus with its superior gaming performance, but it should suffice for everyday use.

Google has come to its senses and finally added more RAM to the Pixel line. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL come with 6GB of RAM as standard and options for either 64GB or 128GB storage. It’s not the 8GB RAM you’ll find on most 2019 flagships, but hey, it’s a step in the right direction!

Pixel 4 XL ports macro 1

Other notable Pixel 4 specs include the improved pOLED display which now has a 90Hz refresh rate, as well as the addition of face unlock biometrics that utilizes Google’s Soli radar tech and a bunch of other front facing sensors.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are impressively spec’d phones, though power users will quickly notice some surprising omissions considering the duo’s price tags. There’s no fingerprint sensor, UFS 3.0 storage, or a headphone jack (even more of a shame following the Pixel 3a).

Likewise, it’s a real shame we’re not getting to see Google’s take on an ultra wide-angle camera, or see the search giant match some of its rivals with faster charging tech.

What do you think of the Google Pixel 4 specs? Let us know in the comments.