During its relatively brief history, Google8217;s has resisted the temptation to follow the iPhone8217;s design lead with its Pixel phones, but a recent leak suggests the two rival devices might be a little more akin in appearance this time around.
The purported CAD-based designs appear to show Google will increase the number of camera lenses on the back of its Pixel phones for first time in the history of the range. Previously Google has been able to offer top-level smartphone cameras, few manufacturers have bettered, with just a single lens.
Judging by the images posted by @OnLeaks early this week, there may be three, or even four cameras added to the Pixel 4 when it arrives later this year. The high-resulution images aren8217;t clear for a reason, the poster doesn8217;t know yet because the designs are based upon 8220;early prototyping schematics.8221; That means they may not represent the final designs Google presents when the Pixel 4 handsets arrive in the autumn.
If Google goes for such a camera array, the design is unlikely to be popular, if the reaction to Apple8217;s rumoured plans is anything to go by. Many criticised the potential design choice as an eyesore that upsets the aesthetic balance.
The report, which comes in partnership with Pricebaba, suggests Google will maintain the display notch from the previous generation phone, judging by the positioning of the display speaker.
@OnLeaks has a pretty decent record in this regard, so we8217;d be inclined to believe the designs are indeed based on legit schematics. All is likely to be revealed in October, when the Pixel arrives packing Android Q.
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