Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone spotted in the wild

Joanna Estrada
August 13, 2019

No existing Pixel smartphone is capable of 20x zoom, which leads us to believe this photo was captured on a Google Pixel 4 and that camera could have a 20x zoom. Today's sorta your lucky day - depending on how you interpret the information that's been appearing this morning.

The image, embedded below, is a photo taken and uploaded to Claude Zellweger's Instagram account. So it wouldn't seem to be a insane leap to assume that the photo above was taken with a Pixel 4 showcasing an upcoming feature for the new phone's cameras. However, Google is well known for utilizing software over hardware (whenever it makes sense) so this enhanced digital zoom feature could debut on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL and make its way to the older generations as well. The front-facing shooter has piqued the interest of many, but a new photo hints at the camera having 20x zoom capabilities.

In reality, as suggested in a later comment, also by Zellweger, this was shot on a Pixel 3a.

"Just to be clear: This shot was taken with a Pixel 3A", he wrote in the comments of the photo. "Zooming + cropping did the trick", Zellweger said. "I love this phone!"

Now playing: Watch this: Pixel 3A vs. Moto G7: Which one should you buy? Sure, why not? Semantics aside, the ability to capture something like this with a camera on a phone that fits in your pocket is a testament to how far we've come in such a short time.

These are all rumours for now though, and we'll keep you updated on them all because why wait for an official announcement, when we can speculate wildly on crappy photos someone posts on Twitter. QHD+. Both handsets will have a 90Hz refresh rate making them among the few devices out there to offer the feature, and the battery is going to be a bit shit at 2,800mAH - down from the Pixel 3's 2,915mAH. It'd be a real shock if Google didn't reveal their Pixel 4 in the first week of October 2019.

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