Google just teased fans with a picture of its next phone

Technology

Jun 13, 2019

Google on Wednesday teased its next phone. A Google spokesperson confirmed it’s called the Pixel 4.

Google doesn’t normally publish early images or tease unreleased products, but it may have decided to do so following several recent leaks. It appears to have a unique camera set up on the back, though it’s unclear what sort of new functions it will add. Google’s Pixel phones have regularly been considered to have some of the best phone cameras on the market.

The picture looks almost identical to that published by OnLeaks and Pricebaba. The former is a Twitter account run by Steve H. McFly that has accurately leaked information about phones well ahead of launch.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced last October and were followed by the more affordable Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, which launched in May. The Pixel 4 will likely be joined by a larger XL model as well.

It’s unclear when Google will launch the Pixel 4, but it typically releases its new phones in the fall after Apple’s September iPhone events. That’s also when Google usually releases its next version of Android.

Android Q is currently in developer testing and does not yet have a final name, but will succeed last year’s Android 9 Pie release.