Google itself has tweeted the very first picture confirming the upcoming flagship phone, Pixel 4. The tweet came after renders of the device were published recently, revealing a change in the design language from Google’s previous devices. “Wait ‘til you see what it can do,” the Pixel team tweeted.
The official image clearly shows at least two rear cameras accompanied with a third sensor of some kind in a large camera bump at the back of the phone. There’s also another tiny dot at the lower right of the camera module, which could be a microphone. Meanwhile, it’s also good to know that Google has seemingly decided to upgrade the optics in its next flagship phone. While the Pixel 3 featured undeniably outstanding image quality, many of Google’s biggest competitors are simply able to offer different photography perspectives through the use of multiple lenses
Bigger hardware leaks have happened. Gizmodo famously obtained an iPhone 4 in 2010, months before its scheduled release. By the time the Pixel 3 launched last year, it had leaked more than a colander on Splash Mountain. Ditto the Pixel 3a. However, it’s hard to remember the last time a company got ahead of a leak simply by leaking and confirming it by itself. And it is hard to argue that it could be the smartest move Google could have made.