Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with 90Hz displays and dual cameras go official

Google has just introduced its latest Pixel smartphones called the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The Pixel 4 duo comes with a serious upgrade over the Pixel 3, including an iPhone 11 Pro-like camera module at the rear, and a screen refresh rate of 90Hz. They are powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855, and for the first time in the Pixel series, they carry dual cameras at the rear.

Google Pixel 4 duo is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor

Google Pixel 4 specifications and features

The Google Pixel 4 comes with a 5.7-inch OLED display with full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The Pixel 4 XL sports a slightly larger 6.3-inch OLED screen, but with QHD+ resolution The phones comes with IR-based facial security sensors, which are Google’s answer to Apple’s 3D Face ID sensors. There’s also Google’s Project Soli-powered ‘Motion Sense’ sensors placed above the display. These sensors allow you to interact with the new Pixels without touching them. Design-wise, the new Pixels have a layer of glass at the rear. Both have 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage variants.

The new Pixels come with a new Google Assistant. The Motion Sense feature of the smartphones utilises a miniature radar sensor, which is capable of detecting movements around your handset. The sensor can sense when you’re reaching for the handset and will initiate face unlock, or switch the phone off when you are not using it. There’s also are support for Quick Gestures, which let you skip songs whenever you don’t want to pick your handset up. Also, you can snooze alarms, cancel timers, silence your phone ringer, and more by utilising hand gestures. Notably, there’s also a new Personal Safety app onboard, which is capable of automatically calling 911 in the US if the phones detect you’ve been in a car accident.

As expected, the Pixel 4 duo boots Android 10 out of the box. In the camera department, the new Pixels have a 12MP primary camera at the back, which is accompanied by a 16MP secondary telephoto sensor. The rear cameras also offer functions like dual exposure, Super Res Zoom, Night Sight, Live HDR+ and more. In the front, the Pixel 4 series has an 8MP camera, which is placed alongside the Soli sensors. Both the smartphones are IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Lastly, the Pixel 4 is fuelled by a 2,800mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL is backed by a beefier 3,700mAh power cell.

Google Pixel 4 price and availability

The Google Pixel 4 duo is available to pre-order in the United States from today, and will go on sale in from October 24th. The new Pixels will be up for grabs in three colour variants – Really Black, Clearly White, and a limited edition Oh So Orange model. Pricing has been set at $799 (~Rs 57,000) for the Pixel 4, while the Pixel 4 XL is being offered for ~$899 (~Rs 64,250).

Akshay Kumar

Akshay aka TechAkko has been writing about phones and other consumer electronic products since 2011. He has a special interest in smartphones, games and outer space, and you will always find him crawling the web for new and fascinating information for the same. When he wants a break from the digital world, he enjoys spending time in the peaceful environment of the Himalayas.