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.
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.
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.