Google Pixel 4 leaked schematics show square camera bump, missing fingerprint scanner

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Google Pixel 4 leaked schematics show square camera bump, missing fingerprint scanner

What's particularly interesting here is the camera bump on the rear side of the device, a design that is quite similar to numerous iPhone 11 leaks we've seen so far.

Leaked images of Google's upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone surfaced online today revealing some surprising design changes for the handset, including a square camera in the back that packs multiple cameras. It looks like the company is finally ditching the two-tone style on the back and instead favoring a more traditional aesthetic.

The Pixel 3 (and Pixel 3 XL) is one of the best camera phones out there and it has a single rear camera.

The latest leaks-update suggests that Pixel 4 could come with a square-shaped camera unit like the 2019 iPhone. If Google sticks to the same release schedule it had for the Pixel 3, then the Pixel 4 won't officially launch until October, which makes this an incredibly early reveal. There is an earpiece cut-out visible at the top, which suggests that Pixel 4 could continue having a notch. With any luck it'll be a little smaller than the large notch on the Pixel 3 XL, which was mocked by rival Samsung at launch.

You may also notice there's no fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, which marks another first for Google's handsets.

Credit: Google " Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go!" the tweet reads. The Pixel 4 is also shown to have a white power button that sits above the volume rocker which is painted black. The Pixel line has always had a rear fingerprint sensor, but lately we've been seeing more and more devices switch to in-screen fingerprint readers. Whether this will be replaced with an in-display optical or ultrasonic sensor, or perhaps even iPhone-style facial recognition, remains to be seen.

There's no telling what the front will look like, but it's still early days for the Pixel 4.

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