Google has been a step ahead of the industry tipsters this time around and it has already teased two of the most anticipated features -- rear camera and Soli radar chip -- of the upcoming Pixel devices. In what can be called as a major development regarding these handsets, alleged Google Pixel 4 smartphones have been spotted on the FCC website. The listing on the US-based regulatory agency database shows four ‘phones’ with model numbers G020I, G020J, G020MN, G020PQ.
As per the listing, all the four devices have support for Project Soli. Google has been working on this project for the past five years, and under this project, its Advanced Technology and Projects team (ATAP) has developed Soli, a motion-sensing radar. For the Pixel 4, the company has developed a miniature version of this technology that will be used to sense small motions around the phone. With a combination of algorithms and the hardware sensor, users will be able to operate the phone via gestures.
Additionally, the company has also requested a band of 5G connectivity (58-63.5 GHz) from the regulatory agency. 9to5google says that Google’s Project Soli works on this same millimeter wave wireless technology. While it is not confirmed that the mentioned devices are Pixel 4 handsets, based on past Pixel phone appearances on FCC listing, it is likely that these phones are Pixel 4 devices. (Google Pixel 3 was listed on FCC website on August 31 last year).
Apart from Soli radar chip, Pixel series of smartphones will come equipped with a dual rear camera setup. A code discovered by XDA developers has revealed that Google might include a telephoto lens. It could be possible that Google will support the telephoto lens zoom with its Super Res Zoom technique. Until now, all the Pixel devices have featured a single rear camera assisted software algorithms.
The Pixel 4 smartphones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM. The phones will come with Android Q out-of-the-box.