Google has released the newest model of its flagship phone, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Customers can now pre-order a Pixel 4 for $799, the Pixel 4 XL for $899, and phones will ship on October 24, globally.
Pixel 4 brings the largest camera upgrade yet. The new Pixel 4 has two cameras on the back of the phone, including a new telephoto lens. When you combine this new hardware feature with Google’s Super Res Zoom software, it gives you exceptional image quality—even from a distance.
Pixel’s new Night Sight feature takes beautiful photos in full darkness, and now you can use Night Sight for shots of the night sky, the stars, and even the Milky Way (when you find a clear night). Pixel 3 and 3a will also get a version of this capability with the latest camera app update.
All Pixel phones have HDR+ (High Dynamic Range) which delivers outstanding photo quality. However, with Pixel 4, you can fine-tune the brightness and amount of detail in the shadows, helping with difficult shots like sunset portraits. Pixel 4 also has Live HDR+ in the viewfinder so you know exactly what your photo will look like, even when you’re using the new controls in tricky lighting.
A new Google Assistant
Thanks to a deeper integration into Pixel 4, the Google Assistant is now a faster way to get more things done. Breakthroughs in speech processing mean that more requests can happen right on your phone, without always sending your request to the cloud.
Google has redesigned the Assistant so it doesn’t take up too much room on your screen, letting you better multitask across other apps. The new Pixel 4 can quickly open apps, search your phone, share what’s on your screen, and more. Pixel 4 also now considers the context of your query to do a better job answering.
Pixel 4 senses what you want it to do
Pixel 4’s Motion Sense feature uses a miniature radar sensor to detect movement around your phone. It can sense when you’re reaching for the phone and will initiate face unlock, or turn off your screen when you’re not around. New Quick Gestures let you skip songs when you don’t want to pick up your phone. Just wave your hand to snooze alarms, dismiss timers, or silence your phone ringer.
New built-in apps
Pixel 4’s new Recorder app records meetings, lectures, jam sessions—anything you want to save and listen to later—and simultaneously transcribes speech and identifies sounds like music and applause. You can easily search within your recordings to quickly find a specific word or sound.
Pixel 4 also comes with a new Personal Safety app that can automatically call 911 if it detects that you’ve been in a car accident. Car crash detection will be available in English in the U.S.
Specs and security
With 6GB RAM, a 90hz display, and Pixel Neural Core, Pixel 4 is fast and powerful. Pixel Neural Core is the engine for on-device processing, always-on computing, and machine learning, meaning more tasks are done on the device for performance and privacy.
Pixel 4 also includes Google’s custom-built Titan M security chip to protect your most sensitive data and ensure the integrity of the operating system. Combined with the latest version of Android 10, monthly security updates for 3 years, and access to Google’s advanced security services, Pixel 4 is designed to keep your data secure.
Pricing and availability
Google is expanding its carrier partner lineup and will be selling Pixel through all the major U.S. carriers for the first time, including AT&T, C Spire, Cellcom, Google Fi, Spectrum Mobile (Charter), Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Visible and Xfinity Mobile (Comcast).
You can pre-order a Pixel 4 for $799, the Pixel 4 XL for $899, and phones will ship on October 24, globally. Pixel 4 comes in three colors, including Clearly White, Just Black, and a limited edition, Oh So Orange.