Google gave us our first official peek at the Pixel 4 last month, but it didn't say anything about a Pixel 4 XL. Today there's some good news for fans of the big Pixel, though.
Renders that claim to show the Google Pixel 4 XL have made their way online. The images are based on factory CAD drawings via Pricababa and OnLeaks, and they show a design with a few notable changes from the Pixel 3 XL.
Perhaps the most notable difference is that there's no notch here. The Pixel 3 XL had a large notch at the top of its display where its two front cameras lived, but for the Pixel 4 XL, it looks like Google will be returning to a regular bezel like on the Pixel 3. While some folks would probably like to see Google go with an edge-to-edge display on the Pixel 4 XL, getting rid of the Pixel 3 XL's notch will likely make a lot of folks happy.
In that bezel, we can see dual front cameras as well as a couple sensors that could be used for face unlock.
The back of the Pixel 4 XL is missing the rear fingerprint reader found on the Pixel 3 XL, hinting that Google is either using an in-display fingerprint sensor or going all-in on face unlock. And then there's the rear camera setup, which includes two main sensors — one of which may be a telephoto snapper — and a third that looks like it could be a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor that can help capture depth info.
There's no 3.5mm headphone jack to be found on this Pixel 4 XL design, just like on the Pixel 3 XL. There are no front-firing speakers, either, with Google placing speaker grilles on either side of the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone.
Today's report claims that the Pixel 4 XL will include a 6.25-inch screen and will have dimensions of 160.4 x 75.2 x 82.mm. To compare, the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch screen and measures 158 x 76.7 x 7.9mm.
These Pixel 4 XL changes are a bit of a mixed bag. Lots of folks will be happy to ditch the Pixel 3 XL's notch, and the additional rear cameras could help make the Pixel 4 XL even more attractive for taking photos. However, the loss of front-facing speakers is sure to be a bummer for a lot of people.
What do you think of this leaked Pixel 4 XL design?