Google Pixel 4 Australia – Release Date, Price, And Features
Last year was indeed an excellent year for Google with its Google Pixel 3 smartphone, without a doubt. It’s still one of our favourite smartphones – thanks to its completely baked onboard components, marvellous software, outstanding cameras and understated design too. That gives us great pleasure to learn what Google has planned for Google Pixel 4 in Australia this year. Interestingly, it is most likely to face severe competition on the all-new Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Apple’s 2019 flagship. We have compiled everything here on this single page we know about the next flagship of Google called Pixel 4.
Google Pixel 4 Release Date & Price
The Google Pixel 4 is set to hit shelves on October 24 not only in the US but the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, of course. In the United States, it’s the first time Google will offer that beast through all major carriers, i.e. Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and other plethora of regional providers.
As of now, Google Pixel 4 is available in Australia to pre-order from all well-known carriers across the country such as Optus, Vodafone, Telstra and others.
If you are looking to buy Google Pixel 4 in Australia, you will need to spend a fortune – approx. AU$1049-1199 – depends on a variant you choose.
The phone comes in two different storage tiers to choose from, 64GB and 128GB with AU$1049 and AY$1199 price tag respectively. Few markets will only have specific variants of Google Pixel 4 such as the UK with 64GB variant, but it’s not yet confirmed which particular variant Aussies get their hands on.
When it comes to its elder brother Google Pixel 4 XL, it’ll hit stores across Australia and other countries on October 24th too alongside Google Pixel 4. It’s available in Australia to pre-order with immediate effects, and it set users back a whopping AU$1279-1429.
Very much like Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL comes in two different variants to choose from, 64GB and 128GB with AU$1279 and AU$1479 price tag respectively. The Pixel 4 seems AU$70 cheaper in Australia as compared to last year’s Google Pixel 3 XL which sounds like it’s a discount over other flagship devices.
The Google Pixel 4 price, on the other hand, seems almost the same launch price as last year’s Google Pixel 3 in Australia and other countries. It’s not yet clear why it’s cheaper instead of a little hike in the price – but it’s a bonus for Google Pixel lovers, undoubtedly.
Android 10 Operating System
As expected, like last year, Google’s latest devices will be running on Android’s latest operating system. Both Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL run on Android 10 operating system out of the box. Though nothing is changed entirely – but a couple of new additions might entice you well. There is now a shortcut of Pixel Launcher to pull down all notification shades with only a swipe. One will also be able to enjoy “Pixel Themes Apps” that will allow users to choose an accent colour, wallpaper, and font they like.
Google Pixel 4 Design
Google distinguishes its two-tone back of Pixel smartphones. Changes were made to the ratio of the various materials used in the back, but since the original pixel, the design idea has been consistent. It looks as if Pixel 4 will continue with this consistency - according to a patent listing. The patent design presents a device with a single flash and a circular fingerprint sensor on the top quarter of the back - as it is now the case.
The varied lines on the drawing indicate that the top part has another finish to the bottom, again as offered by Pixel 3 and 3 XL. This is the front of the patent where the changes to Pixel 4 will be indicated. Currently, the Pixel 3 is fairly wide in its display, at the top and bottom, while the Pixel 3 XL has a full-screen display alongside a notch. The patent suggests that the Pixel 4 will be bezel-less entirely.
Not so much else is left out of the drawing, therefore we don't know where the front camera is going to appear – an on-screen front camera will be a trend for 2019, while others with full-screen displays opt to the slider. The patent suggests that USB Type-C will be included as you would expect and that a 3.5 mm headphone jack won't be offered despite Google Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL's rumored to offer one.
Be aware that many patents never see the light of day, however, and so as long as we expect Google to continue to design a two-tone for its upcoming smartphone, we would expect a number of changes, like an on-screen fingerprint scanner.
Google Pixel 4 Display
The 5.5-inch display is being provided in Google Pixel 3 whereas 6.3-inch display is available on Pixel 3 XL. If Google continues to offer the Pixel 4 devices in two different sizes, we would expect the two to reduce their bezels further in a similar format for a larger display.
If everything is to be believed, Google Pixel 4 will be destined for a full screen without any notch. We are expecting it to be equipped with at least 6-inches display and Pixel 4 XL to come with at least 6.5-inches screen. Chances are the full-screen in a patent is only destined for Google Pixel 4 XL.
The resolution of Pixel 3 is lower than that of Pixel 3 XL so that the same wouldn’t be surprising for all of us to see for the Pixel 4. We expect Google to continue to use OLED panels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Google Pixel 4 Camera
Despite the fact that many smartphone producers have opted to add more camera lenses to their devices, Google has not hit the bandwagon. A single-camera lens on its rear has always been available to the pixel devices and the results are excellent.
The patent suggests that Google is still offering a single rear camera for Pixel 4, although there is no further detail. Even if the hardware is the same, Google will most likely make further changes and software features compared to the current models.
Google moved to a Pixel 3 and 3 XL two-faced camera, which enables super-wide selfies. What the plans for the frontal camera on Pixel 4 might be, although we would expect the dual cameras to remain. Well, it's not yet clearly defined.
Google Pixel 4 Hardware and Software
The chips used by Google are generally Qualcomm and we would expect Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL - if there is one - to house Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a 4GB RAM range and storage range of 64GB or 128GB. Neither have the expansion of microSD storage.
Pixel 4 devices may or may not raise RAM, but we would expect storage possibilities to increase - perhaps a model of 256GB?
The Pixel 3 has a 2915mAh battery and Pixel 3 XL has a capacity of 3430mAh. We expected that the Pixel 4 would have a smaller battery than the Pixel 4 XL, although we still expect a bit higher than the current models. Some of Google's comments suggest that on Pixel 4 we will see better dual-SIM capabilities. The last year's Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are offering two SIMs, one physical and one eSIM. But, one can use one account for calls and texts. It is claimed that Pixel 4 will change that with two accounts simultaneously.
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