Introducing Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL – Google embraces dual cameras


Introducing Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL – Google embraces dual cameras

Introducing Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL – Google embraces dual cameras

News Unit EMGblog.com: Since 2016, the autumn season is one of It has been the most exciting time of the year in the field of Android, because many famous companies – including Samsung, OnePlus and others – the latest Smartphones introduce themselves at this time. In the middle of October, it will be the turn of Google with new pixels. change the market environment. In this regard, on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (October 23, 2019), during the Made By Google 2019 event, Google announced two of its new flagships with the names Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL unveiled. Considering the many similarities between these two phones, we will first introduce Pixel 4 and then explain the differences of Pixel 4 XL.

Unlike Chinese phones – whose dimensions are getting bigger day by day – the size of Pixel phones has not changed much. Pixel 4 is designed in dimensions of 8.2 x 68.8 x 147.1 mm and weighs 162 grams. Like most flagships of the world, Google has used the combination of metal and glass in the design of this phone. The aluminum frame of this phone has a hybrid matte coating, and the front and back of the phone have resistant glass Gorilla Glass 5 has been used. The Pixel 4 will be available in Just Black, Clearly White, and Oh So Orange (of course, the number of orange phones will be limited). It should be noted that due to the fact that the aluminum frame and the panel of the camera set on the back of the device are black, in white and orange colors, we are faced with a dual appearance.

One of the strengths of Pixel 4 is its display. This display – which Google calls it Smooth Display – is so It is possible that the famous website DisplayMate has given it the title of the best smartphone display by giving it an A+ rating. The 5.7-inch Pixel 4 display consists of OLED panels and its Full HD+ resolution brings the screen density to 444ppi. Contrary to the insistence of the big flagships on using a notch or a pop-up camera to realize a full-screen display, Google has followed the same old method and there is a relatively large margin in the upper part of the display.

Today, interest in high refresh rate displays is increasing among manufacturers. Pixel 4 is no exception to this rule and the refresh rate of its screen has been announced as 90 Hz. Of course, to save battery, this rate can be reduced to 60 Hz. Ambient EQ optimizes display colors by tracking ambient light to provide the best visual experience. HDR support and Always On mode are other features of the Pixel 4 display. The aspect ratio of this display is 19:9, but the screen-to-body ratio has not been announced by Google, but considering the high margins, this ratio is unlikely to be very high. As mentioned earlier, a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 is applied to the screen.

In the making Pixel 4 from the chipset Snapdragon 855 (and not its Plus version) is used. This 8-core chip is produced with 7nm lithography and the maximum clock speed of its cores reaches 2.84 GHz. The Titan M security chip is built into this phone to protect sensitive data. For added reassurance, monthly security updates are guaranteed for up to three years. The phone’s RAM has been upgraded to 6GB with an increase of 2GB compared to the Pixel 3. In terms of internal memory, Pixel 4 comes in 64 and 128 GB models. Due to the lack of microSD support, the internal memory cannot be upgraded.

Finally, Google switched to using a dual camera. In the upper left part on the back of the device, a square black panel can be seen that houses two cameras, an LED flash and a special sensor. The main camera of the set is 12.2 megapixels, its field of view is 77 degrees, its aperture is f/1.7 and its pixels are 1.4 microns. This camera is equipped with automatic focus with two-pixel phase detection and uses optical and electronic stabilizer.

The rear camera – which has a telephoto lens – is 16MP and has an f/2.4 aperture. The pixel size of this camera is 1 micron and like the main camera, it has optical and electronic stabilizer. It is true that the focal distance of this camera is not 2 times that of the original camera, but the existence of a software feature called Super Res Zoom allows zooming beyond 2 times. This camera is equipped with phase detection autofocus.

There is another sensor in the camera panel, which is not a camera. Google considers this sensor to belong to the 16 megapixel camera and calls it spectral+flicker, but according to some sources, this is the same ToF sensor (abbreviated time-of- flight means flight time) and is used for more accurate detection of depth and distance. In this way, the task of creating the bokeh effect is assigned to the telephoto camera.

But the biggest impact on the Pixel 4’s image quality comes from the Pixel Neural Core and Google’s proprietary algorithms, not the sensor, lens or peripheral hardware. Pixel Neural Core is the name of the engine for processing in the device itself, always-on computing and machine learning; This means that in order to increase performance and security, more tasks are performed in the device itself than before. Thanks to this, the camera app can render HDR+ in real-time and preview its processing before taking a photo (a feature called Live HDR+).

Another feature of the camera is called Dual Exposure Controls. Using this feature, you can set the light shadow rendering manually. This work was already possible in photo editing software, but the point is that with Dual Exposure Controls, you can make these settings before taking the photo and save time.

Night photography mode – which is known as Night Sight in Pixel – has been updated in Pixel 4, and according to Google, you can even photograph the night sky and celestial objects with its help (with a software update). (Camera in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a, this ability will also make its way to the camera of these phones). Thanks to the machine learning algorithm, the white light balance is also improved and is not limited to Night Sight. Needless to say, 4K video recording at 30 frames per second and slow-motion video recording at 1080p resolution at 120 frames per second and 720p at 240 frames per second are among the features of the Pixel 4 camera in the field of filming.

As mentioned, there is no notch or pop-up camera here and the selfie camera is located on the top edge of the display. This 8-megapixel camera (with f/2.0 aperture and 1.22 micron pixels) has fixed focus and its 90-degree field of view is more than the field of view of the rear cameras. The special thing about this camera is its 3D depth sensor, which, in addition to creating a bokeh effect in selfies, is also used to recognize faces and unlock the phone. Unlike the previous Pixels, there is no fingerprint sensor in this phone and the user has to rely on its facial recognition, which according to Google, is the fastest of all existing smartphones (although Google did not say exactly how long this process takes). .

Like iPhone 11 and LG G8, next to the selfie camera, there are two infrared cameras, a point projector and a flood illuminator, all of which are facial recognition sensors. The most interesting thing is the presence of a miniature radar sensor called Soli on the upper edge of the screen, which detects the movements around it, and therefore, when the phone is placed in front of the user’s face, it recognizes this and starts the face recognition process. Of course, the use of Soli does not end here.

The new Motion Sense feature, thanks to the Soli radar, allows the user to change music tracks, check notifications, turn off the alarm or silence the call without touch the screen and do it by just moving your hands (something similar Elliptic Labs’ idea, which the company has been looking to implement for years). Currently, this feature isn’t available in all the countries where the Pixel 4 is going to be sold due to the need to get a license for the device’s radar, which is why, for example, Google’s new Pixels aren’t coming to India this year.

The battery capacity of this phone is 2,800 mAh. Surprisingly, despite adding a power-hungry feature like a 90Hz display refresh rate, the Pixel 4’s battery capacity has dropped to 115 mAh compared to the Pixel 3. 18W fast charging technology with USB Power Delivery standard is active in this phone. The positive point is the possibility of using a Qi wireless charger. Like the previous Pixel series, here we see the phone’s resistance to water and dust (with IP68 protection) and stereo speakers. The headphone jack is also absent here and unfortunately, unlike the previous times, this time Google has refused to sell the earbuds along with the new Pixels.

Pixel 4 operating system is Android 10 and users can experience pure Android with Pixel phones as always. In Pixel 4, Google has tried to introduce and review Google Assistant. Integrate Google’s intelligent personal assistant “Assistant” more with phone software to reduce response time. For example, to perform simple requests such as setting the timer, Assistant processes are performed in the phone itself. But for more complex tasks—like asking about flight information or weather conditions—Assistant must send the request to Google’s data centers. Another point – seen for the first time on a smartphone – is the Assistant’s support for consecutive conversations. That is, there is no need to stop and interrupt for the next request.

Google in Pixel 4 from an application has unveiled a new recorder. This application recognizes the sound of music or applause from the human voice and while recording the sound, it can simultaneously implement the text of the recorded sound. In this way, the user can search for the desired word in an audio file and even the place where the desired word is played in the audio file is determined in this program. This feature will be very useful especially for students. Of course, currently this is only possible for English and according to Google, support for other languages ​​will be added gradually. Another application software is called Personal Safety. This application detects the occurrence of a car accident in which the user is sitting and automatically dials 911. This feature is currently limited to English and the United States.

As mentioned in the introduction, simultaneously with Pixel 4, Google is the bigger version of this phone called Pixel 4 XL was also unveiled. The dimensions of this device are bigger (160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm) and its weight is more (193 grams). As a rule, the screen of the phone will be bigger (6.3 inches). The positive thing here is that in addition to increasing the diameter, the display resolution has also been upgraded to QHD+ and the density reaches 537 pixels per inch. This large display also requires a more powerful battery, which Google has provided with 3,700 mAh (270 mAh more than Pixel 3 XL). Apart from these things, other specifications and features of Pixel 4 XL are shared with Pixel 4; Except the price!

Pre-order registration for buying Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL started on October 15 (October 23) and these phones officially arrived in Canada and Australia on October 21 (October 29) and a day later in America and Taiwan is offered. European users will be able to buy these devices from October 28 (November 6). The pricing of these phones is as follows:

– Pixel 4 in 64GB model: $799

– Pixel 4 in 128GB model: $899

– Pixel 4 XL in 64GB model: $899

– Pixel 4 XL in 128GB model: $999

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