Google Pixel 4 XL with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC possible launching on October 15, 2019

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Building up to the Apple iPhone 11 series launch event, the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL leaks have been out in full force. There have been far too many leaks over the span of two weeks for all of them to be purely accidental and a mere coincidence. Information still keeps trickling in, as we saw comparison shots of the Black and White colors, more hands-on photos and videos of the new “Coral” orange color, more details about Motion Sense as enabled by Project Soli’s radar within the phone. Now, we have further information, as the Google Pixel 4 XL is expected to launch on October 15, 2019, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC inside.

The first leak comes to us courtesy of Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass, as he tweeted out an image of the Google Pixel 4 with the caption: “Google Fall Event: 10/15?“. Since Evan has a private twitter account, we are reproducing the image below.

About Google
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The company’s rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google’s core search engine (Google Search). It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides), email (Gmail/Inbox), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo, Duo, Hangouts), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, Street View), video sharing (YouTube), note-taking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos). The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser. Google has moved increasingly into hardware; from 2010 to 2015, it partnered with major electronics manufacturers in the production of its Nexus devices, and it released multiple hardware products in October 2016, including the Google Pixel smartphone, Google Home smart speaker, Google Wifi mesh wireless router, and Google Daydream virtual reality headset. Google has also experimented with becoming an Internet carrier (Google Fiber, Google Fi, and Google Station).Google.com is the most visited website in the world. Several other Google services also figure in the top 100 most visited websites, including YouTube and Blogger. Google was the most valuable brand in the world as of 2017, but has received significant criticism involving issues such as privacy concerns, tax avoidance, antitrust, censorship, and search neutrality. Google’s mission statement is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. The company’s unofficial slogan “Don’t be evil” was removed from the company’s code of conduct around May 2018, but reinstated by July 31, 2018.

Google Pixel 4 XL with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC likely launching on October 15, 2019

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. It derives most of its revenue from chipmaking and the bulk of its profit from patent licensing businesses. The company headquarter is located in San Diego, California, United States, and has 224 worldwide locations. The parent company is Qualcomm Incorporated (Qualcomm), which has a number of wholly owned subsidiaries: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) sells all of Qualcomm’s products and services (including chipsets); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) is responsible for the patent licensing business; and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) operates nearly all of Qualcomm’s R&D activities.

Google Pixel 4 XL

While the caption does point to a date, this date appears to have its origin on the date mentioned on the lockscreen of the pictured phone. Smartphone launches have been teased in the past with cryptic teasers like these, so one can realistically presume that Google will launch the new Pixel 4 series smartphones at an event on October 15, 2019. This pieces together one of the final unknowns in the Pixel 4 story, as we now have an expected date of launch.

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Google Pixel 4 XL with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC likely launching on October 15, 2019

The next set of information comes to us from 91Mobiles. According to them, the Google Pixel 4 XL will ship with a smaller display compared to its predecessor. The Pixel 4 XL is expected to come with a 6.23″ QHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, as compared to the Pixel 3 XL‘s 6.3″ QHD+ display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Also, the Pixel 4 XL will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, and not the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus. The Snapdragon 855 Plus is an incremental upgrade over the standard Snapdragon 855, featuring slightly higher clock speeds and better graphics performance. While a newer and objectively better SoC would have been preferred, this omission can be excused if the Pixel 4 series comes with optimizations that can fully take advantage of the still-capable Snapdragon 855 SoC.


Source: Evan Blass, 91Mobiles

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