Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL announced with Motion Sense gestures and dual rear cameras but won’t launch in India


Google has just announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at its hardware event in the US. Google Pixel 4 comes with 5.7-inch OLED screen while Pixel 4 XL comes with a 6.3-inch OLED screen. The Pixel lineup also comes with 90Hz refresh rate and powered by Snapdragon 855. Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL sports a new square camera module with dual rear cameras. The handsets boast a 12-megapixel primary camera along with the 16-megapixel telephoto camera at the back. The Pixel lineup comes with three years of Android and security updates.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Specifications

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL comes with Snapdragon 855 and 64GB/124GB storage options along with 6GB of RAM. The handset sports an 8-megapixel front camera for video calling and selfies. However, Google has removed the wide-angle sensor from the front camera. Pixel 4 comes with a 2800 mAh battery while Pixel 4 XL comes with a 3700 mAh battery. The resolution of video recording is up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. The handset comes with water and dust resistant (IP68) certified. Additionally, it has a custom-built Titan M security chip and Pixel Neural Core for on-device machine learning.

Computational photography has made Google the pioneer in night-time photography. This time they have made it possible to capture the stars and the sky with Night Sight by combining multiple long exposure pictures. With the help of Neural Core chip, Live HDR+ allows you to see what the photo will look like in the viewfinder before capturing the image. Now users can darken or lighten the images depending on the lighting conditions with the help of dual exposure camera controls.

Project Soli, Recorder App and Next-gen Google Assistant

The handsets come with the next-gen Google Assistant and are said to be ten times faster than the old assistant. The company introduced the new assistant Google I/O 2019 and said all the data processing would run on-device. The Pixel lineup comes with a new radar sensor to detect movements around your phone. Project Soli injected a miniaturized version of the radar senor for Motion Sense gestures. Motion Sense helps to change songs, snooze alarms and silence phone calls at the wave of your hands. The handsets also come with a new advanced Recorder app which processes the data locally on-device without an internet connection. The app transcribes speech and differentiates other sounds like music and applause. We can also search for a specific word in the audio, and the app highlights that particular segment.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL comes in Just Black, Clearly White and Limited Edition Oh So Orange colors and starts at $799 and $899 respectively. Unfortunately, the devices won’t launch in India due to the radar sensor that operates at 60Hz spectrum, which is not for consumer usage.

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