One day after leaked renders showed off the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL hardware, new leaks have come out that show more of the new features of Google's upcoming phones.
Google promo videos have leaked that show the new Google Assistant in action. Posted by 9to5Google, the videos show the new Assistant design that we got a peek at a few months ago. When activated, a colored light bar will appear at the bottom of your screen along with the phrase "Hi, how can I help?" and shortcuts to your feed and keyboard in the corners.
As you talk, your words will replace the "Hi, how can I help?" part of the prompt, and then a Google Assistant panel will slide up to show your answer. This panel has been made more compact.
Google is also working to improve its new Assistant, condensing the voice recognition and understanding models from 100GB to 0.5GB and having them work directly on your phone. That will also help to reduce latency.
The new Google Assistant is expected to debut on the Pixel 4, which will be announced later this month.
Also coming with the Pixel 4 are Motion Sense gestures using Google's Soli sensors. More promo videos posted by 9to5Google show these Motion Sense gestures in action, like swiping your hand over the screen to silence an alarm or an incoming phone call. Another video shows the user swiping to the right to skip the currently playing music track.
The updated Google Assistant that's coming with the Pixel 4 sounds like a big improvement, looking better than the current implementation and working faster, too. Motion Sense will be more of a question mark, though. We've seen some handsets try hand gesture controls in the past and they never really seemed to take off, but Google is placing a major focus on Soli and its Motion Sense gestures with the Pixel 4, so the company must be pretty confident in them. The good news is that if you don't like them, it's expected that you'll be able to turn Motion Sense off.
Finally, a third leak from 9to5Google brings us some official Pixel 4 camera samples. The first two shots you see below show us the portrait mode capabilities of the front (below left) and rear (below right) cameras on the Pixel 4.
There's also a sample astrophotography photo from the Pixel 4. We've heard in past leaks that astrophotography will be a big focus for Google and the Pixel 4's cameras, and if this leaked sample photos is anything to go on, Google is right to be excited about the Pixel 4's camera capabilities.