Google's Pixel smartphone series is known for its software rather than its sleek designs. Their upcoming Pixel 4 seems to be no exception. Which is a polite way of saying it looks like a dead dog's arse.
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We are in full rumour mode in the lead up to the release of Google's Pixel 4 and as always, there's a leak causing a stir. This time, it's not a headphone jack-less design or a missing microSD slot. No, it's even more shocking. It's the return of the bezel.
Last week, an official digital render from Google showed a big black chassis with a camera notch up the top. Again, something not that bad.
Let's keep that good looking interior. Yeah? Gotta keep the clear version looking fly.
— JerryRigEverything (@ZacksJerryRig) June 12, 2019
But like this tweet, that optimism didn't age well.
Look, we don't want to be judgemental but the leaked images show the Pixel 4 IRL and it's pretty bloody hideous, bezel or not.
According to the latest leak.
(I think I'm done now. There isn't much to speculate.) pic.twitter.com/KeErNJBELF
— Jonas Daehnert (@PhoneDesigner) July 9, 2019
We are not alone in feeling this way. The internet is equally as disappointed.
Only a mother can love this
— Lorenzo Berkley (@HisNameIsBerk) July 9, 2019
Google's design team is non existent.
— blue! (@BUFU7zbDeRLr8fk) July 9, 2019
I just cannot get over one plus how bad the camera is
— Travis Mayes (@travismayes) July 10, 2019
ugh, the punch hole front camera layout wouldve been great! why the fat forehead for 2019? just get the design right and google will have a winner in their hands. such a shame.
— A² (@DubaiExpatriate) July 9, 2019
Let's just hope this latest leak isn't as real as it appears to be. If it is, well, at least the camera's going to be great?
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Update: 9To5Google has published another leaked photo of what it claims is the Pixel 4 in the wild. (Check it out here.) Unfortunately, a phone case makes it difficult to see much - but there are four holes in the case which suggests the camera reports are accurate.
In the lead-up to a new Pixel smartphone, it's customary for leaked photos and fanciful renders to clog the interwebs. For the Pixel 4, Google has decided to drop a truth bomb directly on the rumour mill.
Behold the Pixel 4 in all its glory. It's big, it's black and it's rocking a very different camera.
[Via Tom's Guide]