Google Pixel 4 XL appears in renders with no notch and bottom speakers


New renders claim to show off the Google Pixel 4 XL, and there’s a mix of good and not-so-good changes included.

One of the first changes you’re sure to notice is the lack of a notch. The Pixel 3 XL had a large notch that housed its dual front cameras, but CAD-based renders from Pricebaba and OnLeaks show that the Pixel 4 XL will have a full forehead where its dual front cams and other sensors live. We can see a small chin at the bottom of the screen, too.

Around back are a couple more changes. There’s no rear fingerprint reader here, suggesting that the Pixel 4 XL could have an in-display fingerprint sensor or perhaps rely on face unlock. We can also see a couple of rear cameras like on the Pixel 4 that Google recently confirmed, and rumors say that one of those cameras could be a telephoto lens. There’s also a third sensor that could be a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor, which is used to help capture depth info.


Moving to the bottom of the phone, we can see a couple of speaker grilles. While the Pixel 3 XL offered front-firing speakers, it’s expected that the Pixel 4 XL will have downward-firing speakers. And one thing that’s unchanged from the Pixel 3 XL but is still kind of a bummer is that the Pixel 4 XL will reportedly not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Spec details for the Pixel 4 XL are light, but today’s report does say it’ll have a 6.25-inch screen. A Snapdragon 855 processor is also likely to be included. The Pixel 4 XL will reportedly measure 160.4 x 75.2 x 8.2mm, while the Pixel 3 XL 158 x 76.7 x 7.9mm.

T-Mobile recently added the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL to its roster, so it’s possible that we’ll see the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL hit T-Mo’s shelves when Google launches them. New Pixel launches have all happened in early October so far, so the Pixel 4’s launch could be a few months away.

What do you think of the changes Google has made to this Pixel 4 XL?

Source: Pricebaba

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  • Trevnerdio

    Not only is it not very exciting…it looks kinda dated already?

    • Acdc1a

      It goes on the design language of the 3, 3a, and 3aXL. It’s not hideous and allows Google to have some brand identity as opposed to a new design every single year.

    • CAL_08

      It does have a dated look to it but that doesn’t necessarily mean that current looks are all that appealing either. People complain about notches, camera holes, no headphone jack, no SD slot and so on. Some designs are more appealing than others but it seems that there’s still a struggle to find a perfect design that can be sustained. Personally I think many manufactures are making unnecessary changes while really only improving camera and display specs. Probably not even far off from being able to upgrade those worth reason either.

  • David Davis

    Hmmm, I wonder if I can scramble some eggs on that stove?

  • Glenn

    I actually like this design. Some say it’s very 2017, but really, I think 2017 had better designs. If these leaks hold true, and everything else about the phone looks promising, this might be my next upgrade.