Pixel four leak: three causes Google did this

The Pixel four — actually!


In a uncommon transfer by any tech firm, Google confirmed the existence of the Pixel four a number of months forward its anticipated launch in October. The tech big not solely posted the information by itself Made By Google Twitter account, but it surely additionally included a picture of the cellphone, which depicts a sq. digital camera bump, with a number of rear cameras. Judging by the reactions from the tweet, many have been stunned by the data — not because of the cellphone itself, however as a result of Google determined to unveil the information in any respect.

To drop an upcoming gadget’s title and an official picture this early is uncommon. Despite quite a few rumors, rendered pictures and leaked specs, corporations like Apple, Samsung and Google usually wish to hold mum about their product bulletins till they maintain official occasions like Apple’s builders convention and September iPhone occasion, Samsung Unpacked and Google I/O, the place the corporate took the wraps off its newest Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL. Google declined a request for remark, however we have now just a few guesses why Google made such a weird transfer.

Reason 1: It can declare it did not copy the iPhone 11

The hottest principle is that Google wished to get forward of any accusations that it copied Apple and its subsequent iPhone. For a number of months, the upcoming iPhone 11 has been rumored to have a sq. digital camera bump too. Because the iPhone is anticipated to come back out in September and Pixel telephones often launch in October, it will be simple to conclude that Google “copied” Apple’s design. (BTW: The digital camera structure is not altogether distinctive — the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, for instance, additionally has such a design.) To keep away from such speak, Google might have determined to whip out the picture early to say it had the design in thoughts lengthy earlier than the iPhone’s launch, figuring out that Apple will stay tight-lipped about any iPhone options till September.


Reason 2: The Pixel four may launch sooner than October

Four months is a fairly very long time to tease a product forward of its assumed launch date. Perhaps Google unveiled this information in June as a result of the Pixel four may truly not debut in October. Maybe the cellphone is coming earlier, like in September (to place it even nearer in competitors to the iPhone) and even August. This can be an odd transfer although, because the Pixel 3A and 3A XL have been simply introduced in May and it would be a good suggestion for Google to permit a while between bulletins of its two cellphone sequence.


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Reason three: Google would not care anymore!

When Google introduced the Pixel three final yr, it was just about one of the leaked telephones on the time. Most shops already had a basic concept about what the cellphone would appear like (Engadget unboxed the factor three days earlier than its launch) and a whole lot of the rumored specs turned out to be correct. Google even managed to poke enjoyable at this reality earlier than the Pixel three’s launch (see under). The similar utilized to the Pixel 3A. Due to all of the leaks, individuals acquired wind that Google was engaged on a midtier variant of the Pixel, and we even peeped its new Purple-ish shade earlier than Google I/O.

Because we now reside in such an period the place it is so laborious to maintain a lid on product bulletins, Google might need simply determined to simply say “screw it.” If photographs of the Pixel four’s digital camera was going to get leaked anyway (and it did), the corporate may as nicely leap on it, too. At least it may then get forward of the information and management to some extent no matter narrative tech fans prepare dinner up. I, for one, welcome this vitality and would not thoughts extra info from Google.