The Pixel 4 and 4 XL could be coming with Google’s version of Face ID

Google is planning something big with the Pixel


Google Pixel 4 leaks have been coming out at a rapid pace this year. Unlike last year’s Pixel 3 leaks, this year we have both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL leaked almost two months before its official launch. Thanks to OnLeaks, we have our first detailed renders of the Pixel 4.

Google Pixel 4: Leaks

From the first look, we can say that the Pixel 4 looks similar to the Pixel 4 XL. Of what was only expected before, it is also good to see the presence of the square camera module from the Pixel 4 XL on the smaller Pixel 4 as well. The bezels on the top appear to be somewhat bigger but we suspect it to be the same size of that on Pixel 4 XL.

The device is reportedly sporting a 5.6-inch display. The dimensions of the phone are 5.79 x 2.71 x 0.32 in (147 x 68.9 x 8.2 mm) excluding the camera bump. Addition of the camera unit makes it 0.37 inches (9.3mm) thicker. Comparing that to last year’s Pixel 3 dimensions, 5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm), it’s a small increase in size.

Google’s Face ID?

Sometime later the same day, we saw some additional leaks on Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The leaks appear to be an image of screen protector for the front of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. What’s interesting about this is the cutout at the top right on the now-familiar bezels of Pixel. However, the oval cutouts are reportedly for biometric related sensors that will be on the top right corner of Google’s device.

Screen protector revealing unexpected cutouts for sensors (via Ice Universe)

It’s unclear as to what kind of biometric sensors they may be. But speculation suggests we may be either seeing something similar to Apple’s Face ID or a completely new technology called Project Soli, which has been in works for years now. No matter what the case, one thing is for sure, there is something hiding in the top right bezel on Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.