Google on Tuesday finally launched the fourth edition of its Pixel devices including the new Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at its Made By Google event in New York. The Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL is the latest smartphone in the Google Pixel series and comes with a host of new improvements, features and specifications from its predecessors.
Among its top of the line camera features, Google this time has introduced a new feature called Motion Sense on its Pixel 4 devices which works based on the new motion-sensing Soli radar chip.
This new feature brings air gestures support on the two devices where you can wave your hands at your phone to perform certain actions.
If you recall, I have talked about the leaked Google Pixel 4 video which showed us the air gestures live in action along with rumoured Pixel 4 astrophotography photo mode as well as improved Google Assitant.
The leaked video showed us Google Pixel 4’s air gesture functionality, where a user skips a song without touching the phone’s display. However, the video has now been removed.
The new Motion Sense features on the Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL is also said to perform different task including activating the silent mode, alarms, and timers by waving your hand at your phone.
Both the new Pixel devices also support a new voice recorder app that can transcribe audio recordings even when in the airplane mode.
We also get new camera features on the two devices including the Live HDR+ which automatically corrects exposure in the clicked image and improved white balancing.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Specifications
Both the phone comes powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. The new Google Pixel 4 features a 5.7-inch full-HD+ OLED display with HDR support and 1080×2280 pixels resolution.
While the Google Pixel 4 XL features a 6.3-inch QHD+ display with a pixel resolution of 1440×3040. The display on the phones is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Both the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL also comes with 90Hz display and Google’s new Titan M security chip for better data security on-device.
As for the batteries, the Google Pixel 4 packs a 2,800mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 4 XL comes with a 3,700mAh battery. There is also an 18W fast charging adapter provided in the box along with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable.
As we all know, Google Pixel device is known for its great cameras. The newly launched Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL features a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 12.2-megapixel secondary camera. Upfront there is an 8-megapixel front camera on both the phones.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Price and Availability
The Pixel 4 is available for pre-order in the US through all major carriers priced at $799. While the Pixel 4 XL can be pre-ordered now for $899. Both the devices come in three colour variants Just Black, Clearly White, and a limited edition Oh So Orange.
Unfortunately, Google has decided not to make the new Google Pixel 4 available in India. Google via its official Made by Google Twitter handle announced that it has decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. Below is what Google said in its tweet.
Google has a wide range of products that we make available in different regions around the world. We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. We remain committed to our current Pixel 3a phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel and other hardware products to India.
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 15, 2019
I think the step will really disappoint Google Pixel fans in India. But Google has assured that it will bring future Pixel and other hardware products to India.