Leaked renders have suggested that Apple's 2019 iPhone will feature a large square camera housing on its backside, but now it looks like the next iPhone may not be the only upcoming device to have that feature.
Alleged Google Pixel 4 renders show the device with a square camera module on its rear that looks similar to the one in the leaked 2019 iPhone renders. Shared by OnLeaks and Pricebaba, these renders are based on prototype device schematics, which means that the features of the Pixel 4 could change before its launch.
Details on the Pixel 4's camera features are light, but today's report suggests that it could have two or three rear snappers. That'd be big change since Google's previous Pixel phones have all relied on a single rear camera.
Other bits of info shown in these purported Pixel 4 renders include an earpiece near the top of the screen, which suggests Google could use a bezel or notch similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There doesn't appear to be a rear fingerprint reader on the device, hinting that Google could rely on an in-display fingerprint sensor or face unlocking. The speaker cutouts at the bottom of the device could mean that there are no front-facing speakers on the Pixel 4. And finally, like the Pixel 3, there's no 3.5mm headphone jack to be found on these Pixel 4 renders.
The Google Pixel 3 is widely considered to have one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, so if today's leak turns out to be true, it'll be interesting to see what kind of camera or cameras Google thinks will improve the Pixel photo-taking experience. Perhaps a telephoto camera will be added like the ones on flagships from Samsung and Apple? We'll have to wait and see.