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Google Pixel 4 XL early hands-on

Google’s newest iteration of its Pixel series, the Pixel 4 XL, gets an early hands-on courtesy of NextRift.

Looking at the photos, the device has a matte frame with a glass back with the same matte finish — but with a lighter coating. NextRift said that the back panel feels like the texture of regular glass; however, the advantage here is that it is more resistant to fingerprint marks and smudges.

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In front, the phone has a relatively thick bezel that houses the call speaker and a single camera. This could also be a sign that the Project Soli radar technology will be situated here.

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Looking to the right shows the typical power button – volume rocker pairing. What’s aesthetically pleasing here is that the power button is covered with orange paint which makes this component stand out.

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We assume that the SIM card tray is located on the left given that the top only has the noise-canceling microphone while the bottom has the main microphone, USB Type-C port, and loudspeaker.

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The Pixel 4 XL has a 6.23-inch 3040 x 1440 display with Smooth Display feature enabled that allows it to have a 90Hz refresh rate. It can also be dynamically adjusted to and from 60Hz.

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Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

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In the camera department, the phone has a 12.2MP rear shooter + another unspecified sensor and 8.1MP front camera. Feature-wise, Google implemented a similar technology to the Face Unlock feature which will require users to rotate their heads when registering their faces. Unfortunately, the physical or in-display fingerprint scanner can’t be found here.

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NextRift also said that the camera quality is not yet final as Google is yet to update its software given that the Pixel 4 XL hasn’t been officially launched (check the photos here). NextRift also stated that they are not 100% sure if this is indeed Google’s Pixel 4 XL smartphone but they are “almost certain” that it’s the real deal.

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We’ll know more once Google officially announces the Pixel 4 series of smartphones. Stay tuned.

Source: NextRift

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