Google Pixel 3 third generation smartphone is seen on display after a news conference in Manhattan, New York
The Motion Sense feature of Google Pixel 4 is only limited to some countries and apps at launch. (Photo: Reuters/SHANNON_STAPLETON)

The next flagship smartphone of the search engine giant is definitely coming real soon. The Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4 XL have been on the receiving end of many rumors and speculations. Interestingly, there are several specs and features that are already confirmed by the company including some details on the camera setup, Face ID, and gesture controls.

In June, the search engine giant released the first-ever official image of Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL. The company pitched another curveball when it released a video on YouTube showcasing the motion-sensing and face-unlock functionalities of the upcoming flagship devices. Although at this point all we can do is speculate why the search engine giant is now trickling details about its upcoming smartphone, we are also learning a lot of things about it.

In addition to the hardware Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL, which includes multiple rear cameras, the search engine giant also launched the fifth Beta update for the Android Q. More than its predecessors, we now have a better picture of the company's next flagship device(s) and what its operating system is capable of. With the low reception of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Xl, the success of the upcoming flagship smartphones is crucial for Google.

Camera Setup

Google already confirmed and announced that Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL are coming and the confirmation came with images of the upcoming flagship smartphones. The images show several rear cameras housed in a square-shaped casing. The motion sensors and the face unlock functionalities were rumored in June.

This was supported by several reports of the search engine giant giving out gift cards to random people who allowed them to get their facial data. On Monday, Google shared a video and published a blog post showcasing that the Google Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL will have a Soli radar chip. This will enable the flagship smartphone to have face unlock functionality similar to Apple's Face ID.

This feature of Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will also ensure that online transactions and digital payments are secured and verified. Additionally, Soli chips are capable of sensing motion and will even let users snooze alarms, skip songs, and mute phone calls by simply waving in front of the smartphone.

One Front-Facing Camera

The search engine giant's sketch of the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL which was used to showcase where the Soli radar chip is positioned, also shows that the smartphone has only one front-facing camera. So far, nothing is clear yet as to why the company dropped the second wide-angle camera since it was very useful for the Pixel 3 to take wide selfie photos.