It is three months before Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 4. The rumours surrounding the phone has intensified with full 3D CAD renders of the upcoming phone being leaked via Steve Hemmerstoffer from OnLeaks via PriceBaba. Normally renders are not the most exciting form of phone leaks (compared to Nokia) especially with Google releasing its own images of the phone’s rear camera a while back on Twitter, there are some information gathered from this recent leak; the dimensions of the Pixel 4 XL.
OnLeaks reports that the Pixel 4 XL will measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm with a 6.25-inch display. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus measures 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm with a 6.4-inch display. If we are to believe these specs to be accurate, that would mean that the S10 Plus is smaller than the Pixel 4 XL despite Samsung having a larger screen. Which could only mean that the difference is due to the bezels.
Other phones achieve big screen sizes though expensive manufacturing techniques and by finding a solution for the front-facing selfie camera. There are some which punch a hole in the screen, while others choose to house the camera in a pop-up mechanism within the phone itself. Google however is not going for all of that and is just going to have a top bezel instead.
The justification for this is that the phone will be able to do some fancy things with that space. It’s rumoured that it will give you two selfie camera options, a facial scanner function, and may be able to detect tiny hand gestures using Project Soli radar. It could also be the fact that users hated the giant notch on the Pixel 3 XL which resulted in Google to just going with a bigger bezel instead.