Google Pixel 4 & Google Pixel 4 XL Reportedly To Have TOF Front Camera

Hands on with Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
The Pixel 3 starts at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899. (Photo: Google)

Even before the search engine giant officially confirmed the presence of their flagship devices, the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL, were already making headlines in various sites. The company, through its official Twitter account, even released a teaser image of the upcoming devices confirming the renders which surfaced online. Today, a new render pops up claiming that the upcoming flagship devices will house TOF sensors on their front-facing cameras.

Just like the previously reported leaks, these too are in the form of screen protectors and renders. Based on these photos, it seems that the search engine giant is going to make significant changes to the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL. These changes are expected to level up the flagship devices to compete head-on with other flagship smartphones in the market.

Based on the recent renders and screen protectors, Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will have thick bezels. More importantly. The upcoming devices will have major front camera upgrades to make up for the 5nm chipsets that will not be released this year but next year. It appears that Google is doing something crucial to ensure that its devices will not be left behind since rumors have it that iPhone 11 will have a triple rear camera and Samsung will equip its flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus with TOF camera sensors on rear cameras.

According to wccftech, it is possible that Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL might be equipped with TOF or Time of Flight sensors on its front-facing camera. The South Korean tech giant managed to achieve this on its Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and based on the screen protectors of the upcoming flagships phones from Google, the similarities of the cutouts of the camera are definitely accurate. In addition, the site claims that the square-shaped housing of the rear camera of both Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL is once again confirmed in the latest renders.

It can be recalled that the search engine giant previously confirmed this feature and seeing it on these renders give it higher credibility. As for the specs of the camera sensors, XDA Developers share some interesting details. According to the site, one of the devices will both house a telephoto lens on the rear as well as upfront. Both Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will have an IR sensor, and the wide-angle feature and regular sensors featured in Google Pixel 3 will also be present in the upcoming devices.

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