Google Pixel 4 to come with 90Hz display

By Xite - September 6, 2019
A new code discovered by XDADevelopers in the Android 10 source code has claimed that the Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones are likely to come with screen with 90Hz refresh rate.

An earlier report in the 9to5 Google claimed that the upcoming Google Pixel 4 will come with 90Hz display. Now, according to a comment in the Android 10 source code, it is confirmed that the Pixel 4 will have 90Hz refresh rate display.

The developers at the XDADevelopers found the comments after digging through the latest Android source code, which Google made public a day earlier. One of the source code reveals content-based fps detection, while another explains an overlay system, which will show when the Pixel 4 is running at 60Hz vs 90Hz. The refresh rate overlay system will be available as a Developer Option in Android 10. It will be displayed as a thin rectangle in the status bar which will turn ‘red’ for 60Hz or ‘green’ when the device switches to 90Hz. This will be useful when you want to know whether the app is running 60Hz or 90Hz display.

The report also reveals that the Pixel 4 will be capable of automatically adjusting the refresh rate when it detects a video is playing. The Google Pixel 4 was recently spotted at the FCC database. Apart from the dual rear camera setup, the Pixel 4 is expected to also come with a telephoto lens and a hole-punch camera.

The smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and will run on Android 10. While the Pixel 4 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 1080p+ OLED panel, the Pixel 4 XL would come with a 6.3-inch 1440p+ screen. The smaller variant is said to have a 2,800 mAh battery as compared to the 3,700mAh battery of the Pixel 4 XL. 

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