Google Pixel 4 dummy cases leak, reaffirm square camera cutout

“The mockups show sizes similar to current Pixels and no visible fingerprint readers”

We saw the first Google Pixel 4 renders a couple of days back leaked by OnLeaks in collaboration with PriceBaba. The design, although not confirmed to be the final version, stirred up a lot of comment sections due to the square camera bump on the back of the alleged Google handset. Today, a popular YouTube channel – UnboxTherapy – has brought us dummy models or case models, which give us a better idea of dimensions and in-hand feel of the Pixel 4. Now, although the video appears right after the first renders, it is not known if the design and measurements are based on that or not. Although there is a clear similarity in design.

Lewis, who is the host of the show, explains that these mockups are based on leaks and he is convinced that this is how the next generation of Pixels will look like. It’s easy to say that the square camera setup is copied from the iPhone XI but Google is probably in advanced stages of the product design right now, so this square cutout might have been born out of necessity. The dummy units don’t actually show how many cameras will be in there but the host says that there will be dual cameras along with a “spectral sensor” and some other standard stuff like the LED flash. Lew also says that the big camera cutout is there to accommodate these sensors just like Apple’s upcoming iPhone.

Size-wise, the source of the dummies expects the new Pixels to be in the same park as the current flagship Pixels, however, the most noticeable change might be in the front. The top has a visible speaker grill and it seems Google will return to its roots with a traditional bezel. Considering how the huge Pixel 3 XL notch was received, it’s probably a good idea Google doesn’t repeat it. The forehead is said to have advanced facial recognition tech, which is another reason to get rid of the notch. It is expected that there will be face-recognition sensors on the new Pixels with “five imaging units”. This is also supported by the absence of any visible fingerprint readers on the dummies. Other rudimentary details include active edge sensors, wireless charging, and USB Type-C.

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