Google Pixel 4 XL Overview Updated October 17, 2019

Google Pixel 4 XL

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April 2019 - October 2019


Google Pixel 4 XL – Cameras

For the first time in the history of the Pixel series of phones, the Pixel 4 will feature multiple rear-facing cameras. Among these, we’ve confirmed that there will be a 12MP main sensor along with a 16MP telephoto camera. This telephoto lens, combined with the Google Camera app’s excellent Super Res Zoom feature that first premiered on the Pixel 3, should make for exceptional long-distance photos on the Pixel 4 XL.

On the software side of things, we’ve learned that Google has planned at least two major camera updates for the Google Pixel 4 XL. The first of these is the inclusion of a new “Motion Mode” intended for taking DSLR-like photos with motion blur. We’re not yet sure if this is the same as the “McFly Mode” we’ve been tracking in the Google Camera app. The other planned improvement to the Pixel 4 camera is a massive upgrade to Night Sight to make it ready for astrophotography.

Google Pixel 4 XL – Specs

  • Display – 6.3-inch 90Hz 3040×1440 display
  • Processor – Snapdragon 855
  • Memory – 6GB
  • Storage – 64GB / 128GB
  • Battery – 3,700 mAh
  • Audio – Stereo speakers
  • Security – Titan M

Google Pixel 4 XL – Release Date

The Pixel 4 XL has not yet been given a proper release date, but a leaked Verizon timeline points to an October release, just like most Pixel flagships. The company likely won’t share an official release date for the Pixel 4 XL until their fall hardware event.

Invitations to the Made by Google 2019 hardware event have gone out, and we now know that the event will take place on October 15th.

Google Pixel 4 XL – Leaks

Just like the Pixel 3 before it, the Pixel 4 XL is one of the most leaked phones in recent history. Our Ben Schoon has collected the countless leaks into one massive historical record for your convenience.

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Google Pixel 4 XL Stories Today

Google’s Pixel 4 uses a complex system of sensors to securely unlock your phone using just your face, but there’s a huge asterisk attached to the whole process. The Pixel 4 doesn’t try to verify that the user is awake or even alive when using face unlock, and it really should.

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Google’s Pixel 4 ditches the fingerprint sensor in exchange for face unlock. The new method is a big departure in the world of Android, though, and some apps will need to be updated to fully support it. Today, LastPass has confirmed it will support Pixel 4 face unlock.

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There were a few rumors about Google’s Pixel 4 series including a 5G variant at some point, but there wasn’t a single word about it during the company’s reveal event this week. One Google representative did confirm, though, that a Pixel 4 5G isn’t coming because it’s “not the time.”

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Google’s Pixel 4 sure seems like the best in the series to date, but the company isn’t giving owners of its previous devices a break when it comes to trade-in values. Even if you have a maxed-out Google Pixel 3 XL that debuted just a year ago, the Google Store trade-in will only value your device at $295.

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Google Pixel 4 XL Stories Yesterday

Google’s Pixel lineup has always leaned heavily on its outstanding cameras, but Apple has seriously raised the bar with its latest iPhones. Now that the Pixel 4 is in the wild, how does it’s camera stack up against the iPhone 11 Pro? You be the judge.

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Google’s Pixel 4 seems like the company’s best smartphone outing to date, but there are details that didn’t quite make the keynote. Here are a few Pixel 4 tidbits you might have missed, like some interesting details about face unlock security.

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