Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL official with dual rear cameras, and they’re coming to T-Mobile

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After leaking more times than we could count, Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now official, and they’re coming to T-Mobile.

One of the major new features of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL is on the back of the phones. Google has opted for a dual rear camera setup on its new Pixel phones for the first time, going with a standard 12.2MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture and a 16MP telephoto cam with 2x optical zoom and an f/2.4 aperture. Video capture is available at up to 4K resolution at 30fps, and slow-mo video recording can be done at 240fps in 720p or 120fps in 1080p.

Because this is Google, the company has included lots of new software improvements for its rear cameras as well. These include a live preview of HDR+ in your viewfinder so you’ve got a better idea of what your photo will look like before you take it, a wider range portrait mode that’ll work better on things like dog hair, and Dual Exposure Controls that’ll let you adjust the brightness and shadows in your shots. Google is also placing a big focus on astrophotograhy, helping you to take better shots of the stars.

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Moving around front, there’s an 8MP selfie cam, but that’s not the only item that Google has packed into the Pixel 4’s top bezel. There’s also a Project Soli sensor that you can use for Motion Sense gestures. For example, you can swipe your hand over the screen to change the currently playing song, dismiss an incoming call, or turn off an alarm without actually touching your screen.

Project Soli is also used for the Pixel 4’s Face Unlock functionality. The Soli radar detects when you’re reaching for your phone and gets the camera ready to help make the process of unlocking the phone with your face faster.

Below those sensors is the display, which is where Google has made another improvement. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL include a 90Hz refresh rate with a feature Google calls Smooth Display. And the company explains that when enabled, Smooth Display will automatically adjust the refresh rate depending on what you’re doing so that you get the smooth display while also helping to preserve battery life.

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The screen on the Pixel 4 is a 5.7-inch 2220×1080 OLED screen, while the Pixel 4 XL gets a larger 6.3-inch 3200×1800 OLED screen. Both Pixel 4 phones are powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor that’s been paired with 6GB of RAM, and storage options include 64GB and 128GB. The battery on the Pixel 4 measures in at 2800mAh, while the Pixel 4 XL gets a 3700mAh battery. Both phones support Qi wireless charging, and Google is packing an 18W fast charger in with each Pixel 4, too.

Other notable features of Google’s new Pixel phones incude a deeply integrated Google Assistant with an on-device language model to make the Assistant faster, a new Recorder app that’ll record audio and provide you with one-tap real-time transcriptions, and a Titan M security chip. Both Pixels will come preloaded with Android 10 and are guaranteed to receive monthly security updates for three years.

Color options for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be include Just Black, Clearly White, and a limited edition Oh So Orange. Pricing for the Pixel 4 starts at $799 for the 64GB model and goes up to $899 for the 128GB version. If you’d prefer the Pixel 4 XL, you can expect to pay $899 for the 64GB flavor and $999 for the 128GB model.

Google’s new Pixel phones support a range of 4G LTE bands, including LTE bands 2/4/5/12/66/71 used by T-Mobile. Both devices also support 4×4 MIMO, LAA, and up to 5x carrier aggregation.

Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are available for pre-order from Google today ahead of their October 24th launch date. The phones will also be available from T-Mobile as well as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, C Spire, Cellcom, Google Fi, Xfinity Mobile, and Spectrum Mobile in the U.S.

T-Mobile will sell the Pixel 4 with 64GB of storage in Just Black and Clearly White color options, with pricing set at $0 down and $33.34 per month for 24 months on EIP or $799.99 full retail. The Pixel 4 XL will be available with 64GB of storage and Just Black and Clearly White colors at a price of $99.99 down and $33.34 per month for 24 months or $899.99 full retail. If you’d prefer to upgrade using JUMP! On Demand, you can expect to pay $0 down and 18 monthly payments of $35.45 per month for the Pixel 4, while the Pixel 4 XL will start at $99.99 down and 18 payments of $34.45 each.

To celebrate the launch of the new Pixel phones, T-Mobile will be offering a couple of deals on them, including one that’ll cover the cost of a new Pixel 4. You can find all of the info on those deals right here.

You’ll be able to pre-order the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL from T-Mobile tonight, October 15th, at 9:00 pm PT. Both phones will launch at T-Mobile online and in stores on October 24th.

T-Mo is planning special launch events for the new Pixel phones on October 24th and 25th at 5:00 pm local time and October 26th at 12:00 pm local time at all of its T-Mobile Signature Stores. These shops are located in Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Santa Monica. Launch events are also happening at the T-Mo store in NYC’s Meatpacking District.

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  • THXULTRA

    Will the pixel 4 be on JOD? If so what is the price on JOD?

    • Alex Wagner

      Working to find that out now and will update this post when I learn more.

    • 在FeFe❕

      seem like its not part of JOD cause I call to pre order and they told me its not available

      • THXULTRA

        I was told the same when I asked online. Stupid to exclude the pixel from JOD it is one of the most popular phones. THe JOD program really isn’t worth it anymore thinking I will keep my current phone till the end of the lease and buy my phones directly from now on. You can get better deals through google, samsung etc. Plus you get a unlocked phone and aren’t tied down to t-mobile.

      • THXULTRA

        Seems like enough people wanted it. T-Mobile added it to JOD today. You can get the pixel 4 for 0 down and the xl is $100 down.

  • Brenden Morris

    RCS support on Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL?

  • BierKerl

    I want to pre order on T-Mobile but it’s not there yet. Does anyone know how long before release date they typically put them up for pre order? Their customer service says they have no info on that…

    • Charles McCaskill

      You can pre-order in 11hrs. Not sure the colors TMO will carry.

    • Alex Wagner

      Just confirmed that pre-orders will begin tonight (10/15) at 9:00 pm PT on T-Mobile’s website.

      • BierKerl

        Thanks!

  • PiCASSiMO

    I was thinking of pre-ordering the Pixel 4 from Google and trying it out. Didn’t realize they have applied $35 restocking fee for all returns. I’m probably going to wait until they have both the 7T and Pixel phones at T-Mobile to try them out in person.

    Although I’m excited for the still photo camera improvements… I am disappointed that they didn’t bother with the wide angle lens, and also the Pixel’s specifications for video appear to be dated with rear shooting only at 4K 30 fps and front only at 1080p 30 fps:

    Rear Camera:
    1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
    720p @ 240 FPS
    4K @ 30 FPS

    Front Camera:
    1080p @ 30 FPS

    • George Salcedo

      I love the wide angle lense on my V30, hugely disappointed in Google for not including it with this device.

      • PiCASSiMO

        I’ve bought the V30 for my father-in-law recently. Admittedly, the wide-angle isn’t as eye pleasing in low-light, despite having a relatively fast F1.9 aperture.

        I’m actually considering jumping from Android bandwagon (since the 2010 T-Mobile G2) and trying out the iPhone 11 Pro just because of the camera experience… in both still and video.

  • Android_God

    I’ve been waiting for all of my life for SmartPhone that can take pictures of stars

  • Android_God

    Thank you Google for deciding that I don’t need a fingerprint sensor!

  • Ryan Lounsbury

    Has anyone heard whether or not the JoD program will include the Pixel 4 phones? The Pixel 3 was carried by T-Mobile but I don’t believe you could get them via JoD.

    • THXULTRA

      I asked T-Mobile on Facebook and they said it will be on JOD but now came back and said it will not be on JOD. You would think they would have this stuff straight it isn’t like they didn’t know this phone was coming.

  • Acdc1a

    I’ll pass on $800 for any phone. Hope the 4a comes soon.

  • Steve

    Any great trade-in deals to take advantage of? When the pixel 2 came out, you could get 50% back in a prepaid card with no trade-in. I did that and that was even buying it from the Google store. Anything remotely like that deal and I’m thinking on it.

    • Steve

      I asked thru a twitter DM to Tmobile Help and with my Pixel 2, I could get $200 if it’s in good condition from them on a trade. Other eligible phones up to a $300 trade in. They also have an $800 Pixel On Us program that will be starting as well, if you switch from a different carrier. This comes straight from T-mobile.

    • Alex Wagner

      Hey Steve, I just put up a post with info on T-Mobile’s Pixel 4 deals:

      https://www.tmonews.com/2019/10/t-mobile-pixel-4-deals-switcher-trade-in/

  • Charles McCaskill

    TMobile color options?

    • THXULTRA

      White or black no orange. Think they only have 64gig ones also.

      • Peter Smith

        Yeah I hate the idea of 64gb in a phone at this point. So many apps take up so much nowadays. I really want this phone but the storage throws me off. I download videos and audio tracks often. Wish they offered the 128gb

        • THXULTRA

          Ya base model really should be 128gb these days. The note 10 is 256gb standard. No micro sd slot either… I use streaming services for music so works out ok. But 64gig gets tight for my apps and photos.

  • George Salcedo

    Was really looking forward to finally joining in on the pixel fun but these prices hurt.

  • THXULTRA

    Just a FYI for those on JOD they added the pixel 4 and pixel 4 xl today. The pixel 4 is $0 down and the xl is $100 down.

    • Bailey

      I was just giving 79.99 down for the Pixel 4 & 179.99 for the Pixel 4 XL for JOD

      • THXULTRA

        Ya think they base your down payment on different factors. Nice they added these to JOD.

        • Bailey

          Got it!

        • Peter Smith

          I was thinking about getting this but I don’t know about TMO only selling the 64gb version. I download music and audio tracks to my phone often. I don’t know if I can deal with 64gb

  • Nikitao1

    I’ve been hearing rumors that Google is not including unlimited cloud storage with the new Pixel, this is false. Their own website States every Pixel 4 comes with unlimited cloud storage and Google One free for 3 months.

    • Peter Smith

      Yes true but what they use to offer was unlimited photos can be saved in their original format. What they offer now is standard format. Meaning they will compress your pictures aka alter it from it’s original.

      • Nikitao1

        I don’t know where you’re getting this information from buddy. A quote literally from Google’s own Pixel 4 page you could go to and look for yourself it’s exact words are: “*FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE* – NEVER WORRY ABOUT STORING, FINDING, OR SHARING YOUR MEMORIES THANKS TO UNLIMITED STORAGE IN *HIGH QUALITY* ON GOOGLE PHOTOS”.

        • Peter Smith

          Please understand. “High Quality” is not the same as “original format”. A better way to look at it is video. There is standard definition then there is 4k. There is a difference. Go look up the old videos that explain this on the older Pixels. Its the quality of photos people are upset about not if it’s unlimited storage

        • alfonzso

          I have to say the photo quality is not as bad as the horrible video quality, after uploading to Google Photos. But that’s kind of expected from a $0 service. Everyone should make sure they have a copy of the originals elsewhere though.

        • Peter Smith

          Yeah I honestly can’t tell the difference. It doesn’t bother me too much but I do care about TMobile only selling the 64gb version. I would get this phone if it wasn’t for the base storage. I game and hold audio files so storage is important to me.

        • alfonzso

          Got it! Did you look at Amazon? I bought my 64GB there yesterday for a $100 discount. It says you get a $100 gift card, but after I completed the checkout, the total for the phone went down to $699 instead of $799. They applied it right away. :) Not sure if the 128GB version is eligible though.

        • Kent108

          Scream all you want. You’re wrong.

          Like any other Android phone, Pixel 4 now offers users unlimited storage of photos THAT ARE DEGRADED IN QUALITY FROM THEIR ORIGINAL FORMAT. Just because they still call it “high quality” doesn’t mean “as good as the original picture you took.”

          The thing is, Pixels USED to come with free, unlimited storage at MAXIMUM quality.