Images of what could be Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 have leaked via Telegram, XDA-Developers is reporting. The photos seem to show a device that’s consistent with the official images and details that’s been revealed about the smartphone by Google. They also suggest that the corporate is moving away from the two-tone color-schemes found on previous Pixels.
It’s uncertain what the source of the photos might be. XDA’s Mishaal Rahman said on Twitter that the pictures were shared in a “(very) small channel” on Telegram and that they were also posted in a “private group” by someone anonymous who denied having any knowledge about the source of the images. XDA speculates about people looking at a prototype model which is continuously being tested by Sprint on its network, due to the prominent operator logo on the top left of the screen. Presumably, these images were meant for internal use only, and only got leaked later.
It’s uncertain whether the smartphone pictured is the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL. It’s been very easy for the current generation to tell the two Pixel 3 handsets apart thanks to the larger model’s massive notch, but early rumors from Unbox Therapy suggest that both Pixel 4 handsets will feature a traditional top bezel.
Otherwise, the photos corroborate the official details already shared by Google about the handset, namely the square-shaped camera bump on the rear, the lack of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and the positioning of the cameras in the top bezel. However, there are no further details about the most tantalizing Pixel 4 rumor of all which says that it will include a 90Hz display similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro. Users will have to wait for this smartphone’s settings menus to leak out. Given the Pixel’s historically leaky track record, even that should happen any day now.