In renders, the Pixel 4 trades a giant notch for a giant forehead


When we last checked in on the Pixel 4, Google itself was leaking the device by posting renders of the back design to Twitter. Today, we’re getting a better look at the front of the Pixel 4 XL thanks to a new set of renders from OnLeaks and Pricebaba. OnLeaks has nailed the design of several devices in the past, so these are worth paying attention to.

With the Pixel 3 XL design, Google chose to embrace the notched display design trend with what was probably the biggest notch ever fitted to a smartphone. It was twice as tall as other notch designs, and Google used that space for two front-facing cameras (the extra one was wide-angle) and an earpiece/speaker. That notch design was not very popular or good looking. This year, according to the render, it looks like Google is going back to a traditional top bezel.

Despite the extra space reserved at the top of the phone for components, this render doesn’t show any additional hardware compared to the Pixel 3. There are still two front cameras, an earpiece, and two front sensors, which are typically a proximity sensor and an auto-brightness sensor.

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