Google Pixel 4's great new features are going to cost you
Google Pixel 4 the Pixel 4 XL, will be unveiled on Tuesday, October 15, Google confirmed. Aswell with new connected home products.
The Pixel Phone leaks we're a little less sure about the price, One retailer accidentally shared the price of the Pixel 4 a little early, but it wasn't the most reliable leak.
So far the leak of the prices for the flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. And it's not good news.
They were said to be:
- • Google Pixel 4, 64GB – $1049.95 Canadian dollars
- • Google Pixel 4, 128GB – $1199.95 Canadian dollars
- • Pixel 4 XL, 64GB – $1199.95 Canadian dollars
- • Pixel 4 XL 128GB – $1359.95 Canadian dollars
When converted to the pound sterling, this suggests the Pixel 4 could start at a reasonable £640.25. However, don’t get your hopes up yet.
The Canadian pricing for all Pixel 4 models is actually slightly higher than the Pixel 3 was last year. The Pixel 3 starts at $999 Canadian dollars without a discount, suggesting it could cost $150 more in the region.
Similarly, the leaked pricing from Blass suggests Android fans could be forced to pay an extra $150 Canadian dollars if they want to double their storage. That's $20 Canadian dollars higher than it was to increase the Pixel 3’s memory.
While the claimed Canadian pricing certainly doesn’t confirm the Pixel 4 will be pricier around the world, it’s still an increase worth noting.
Thankfully, it seems Google is justifying this hefty price tag by cramming the Pixel 4 full of features. For example, the handset is said to have a 90Hz display, a new facial unlocking system, and a dual-camera system housed in a new square module.
The addition of a 90Hz display, in particular, will surely get some Android fans giddy with excitement. Higher refresh rates have become increasingly prominent this year with the likes of the OnePlus 7 Pro showing just how much smoother it can make a device feel.
In terms of unlocking, Google has already confirmed the Pixel 4 will cram a host of facial scanning tech into a bezel above its panel. Additionally, the phone will also boast a motion-sensing radar called Soli that allows for the support of hand gestures.
And then there’s the camera. Google has already confirmed the Pixel 4 will boast multiple lenses on its rear, as opposed to previous Pixels that have relied solely on a single sensor.
According to a leaked spec sheet for the phone obtained by 9to5Google, the Pixel 4 will come with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 16-megapixel telephoto lens for improved zooming.
While this suggests the Pixel 4 could, unfortunately, miss out on an ultra-wide-angle snapper, we’re still excited to see how Google’s software trickery is put to work in two cameras, rather than one.
Pixel 4 has also been rumoured to tote a number of other features worth shouting about, such as an improved processor, more RAM and a larger battery, in the larger Pixel 4 XL at least.
Thankfully, Android fans don’t have long to wait as Google will take to the stage in the Big Apple this time next week.