Pixel leaks have already started pouring out getting off to a strong start this week. Google responded soon by providing an official image of the device. Now, a tipster for 9to5Google has spotted the Google Pixel 4 in the wild. The leak looks genuine and it lines up with the design Google provided.
The leaked images which are shared by an anonymous tipster show the device with a rear camera array and placement that is identical to the official design from Google. Though there is no way to check the authenticity of the image, we believe we are indeed looking at a real-life Pixel 4.
Since the design has been already revealed to the public, there is not much information from the leaked images. If we notice carefully, there seems to be a microphone cut-out on the top of the device. This might be the XL model given the size in the user’s hand. The phone is encased in a case which looks like a fabric design unlike the Google’s official cases for the Pixel 2, 3 and 3a.
The leak of the Pixel 4 doesn’t come as much of a surprise as it has already happened before. The first Pixel was spotted on a train and gave away the details while the Pixel 3 XL’s notch design was leaked ahead of the official launch.
The tipster shared that the device was spotted in London, but no other images of the handset were taken. However, they were able to get a quick peek at the front of the device and confirmed that the rumoured “forehead” did seem large and sports the two front cameras from the last year’s model.
There is no official date for the Pixel 4 launch but looking at the history the first Pixel was launched in October. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 followed the same pattern which leads to the speculation that Google will unveil the Pixel 4 sometime in the second half of October. There is also another rumour that Google will integrate its Project Soli radar chip, but it is too early to comment on how the tech will be utilized in the Pixel 4.