Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL to launch today: Last-minute leaks, expected pricing, how to watch live and more

Google Pixel 4 high-quality render appears online


Google is all set to announce its latest Pixel lineup of smartphones at its Made by Google event in New York. The Pixel 4 and ṭhe Pixel 4 XL smartphones are confirmed to launch today and while we already know quite a bit about them, there might be more the company is expected to reveal at the event. The two handsets are most likely one of the most leaked devices this year, even though Google landed a blow on leaksters by outing the phone’s design officially. However, more leaks and rumours are turning up just hours before the official launch. 

Google will be streaming the Pixel 4 launch event today via its social media channels and a video is already up, on the company’s YouTube page. The live stream is slated to commence at 7:30 PM IST. You can catch it directly from the video embedded below.

Google Pixel 4 lineup rumour roundup

The Google Pixel 4 smartphones are shaping up to be notable updates over the Pixel 3 series of handsets. We recently came across a report that detailed full features and specs of the Pixel Pixel 4 and 4 XL. The phones were spotted on the Best Buy Canada website, which revealed their complete specifications and features. As per the listing, Google Pixel 4 might come equipped with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display, while the Pixel 4 XL could sport a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED panel. Displays on both phones might sport a 90Hz refresh rate, which Google is apparently planning to call “Smooth Display.”


Both, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, will most likely be launched running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. They could come with 6GB RAM and options to select from 64GB and 128GB of storage. The handset might not use a fingerprint sensor since the listing mentioned “Face Unlock” as a method of authentication. In terms of optics, the Pixel 4 lineup will get a dual-camera for the first time. There might be a 12MP + 16MP rear sensor setup and an 8MP sensor on the front. The Pixel 4 may be backed by a 2700mAh battery and the Pixel 4 XL could pack a larger 3700mAh power pack.

Pixel 4 pricing and fabric cases leaked along with Nest Home Mini and PixelBook Go

Just hours before the official launch evenṭ, a slew of new leaks have surfaced online hinting at the new devices Google might launch. First up, Droid Life claims to have learned the pricing of ṭhe Pixel 4 lineup via a source. The smaller Pixel 4 will reportedly be sold at the same price as last year’s Pixel 3, at $799 (Rs 56,700 approx)  while the Pixel 4 XL might start at $899 (Rs 64,000 approx). In addition to the pricing leak, the tipster Ishaan Agarwal posted some images of the Fabric Cases for the Pixel 4 and 4XL smartphones. The cases can be seen in Black Blue and Grey colours but the tipster says there could be more colour options to choose from. 

Images of a new device called the Google Nest Home Mini have also leaked online, posted by the tipster @rquandt. The device looks similar to the Google Home Mini but we can expect some updates to the device in terms of audio quality and connectivity. It is also seen with a port for hanging it on the wall and as per the report, it will come with a 15W round-pin adapter, which means it is drawing more power and might deliver louder audio. 


Finally, a new PixelBook Go has also made an appearance in one of the Google Nest Home Mini promo images. The device is rumoured to run on either ChromeOS or Windows 10 and come equipped with a 13-inch display. A previous report suggested that a new PixelBook might also be announced at today’s event. The device is touted to get a detachable display.