The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Inside is the “Next Big Thing” we saw FIVE years ago.


The Google Pixel 4 has now been launched. It’s got a 5.7″ 1080×2280 pixel HDR P-OLED screen (19:9 with “up to 90Hz” and 444ppi), 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855 octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) CPU with an Adreno 640 GPU.


Camera-wise there’s an 8 megaxpiel selfie and a couple of rear lenses – a 16 megapixel telephoto and a 12.2 megapixel wide. It’s also got a dual LED flash. Google are keen to show off the “Night Sight” capability…

Powered by Android 10, it has Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, GPS, NFC, dual-band WiFi and a 2800mAh battery with fast 18W charging and wireless charging too. You might need that charging capability too, as the 2800mAh battey might not last as long as you’d like.

An XL version is available too. This will add a bigger (3700mAh) battery and a 6.3″ QHD+ OLED flexible screen at 337ppi and the same 90Hz “Smooth Display” system.

Available on the Google Store, you get a free HP Chromebook 14 when you buy one of these. They’re selling in white, orange and black. Get the Pixel 4 for £669 or the Pixel 4 XL for £829. The prices vary depending on the internal storage capacity (the Pixel 4 and XL have 64GB standard but you can get the Pixel 4 128GB version for £769 or the XL 128GB for £929).

That free Chromebook is available until October 28th if you buy from EE, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, IDMobile.co.uk, Mobiles.co.uk, E2Save.com or Dixon’s Travel, Currys eBay Store, Vodafone, Three, Argos, Google Store, Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis.

Learn more about the phone right here.

But wait!

There’s some interesting goodies in this, including “Motion Sense” to let you interact with your phone without touching it. This is a trick we saw many years ago with Elliptic Labs, and indeed they’re the people who have delivered the tech to Google in this new Pixel 4 handset.

Remember how I called it the “Next big thing” back in 2014? Now it’s here for you to use too. No touch required, instead there’s radar technology to track you – skip songs, flick through pictures, snooze alarms and more – all by just moving your hand near your phone.

Here’s a look at the tech in detail…

This is how the technology looked 5 years ago, when we first saw it in Barcelona…

As for the on-board storage, your Pixel also comes with 3 months of “Google One”, which adds 100GB of storage.

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How times change!