The photos shows a device with a large top bezel and a Sprint logo running Android 10.
There have been numerous leaks, rumors, and even some photos of the Google Pixel 4, but we may now have our clearest look yet at Google’s next flagship Android smartphone.
Mishaal Rahman, editor-in-chief of XDA-Developers, tweeted out some photos of what could be the Google Pixel 4, which were discovered on the Telegram messaging service. “No idea of the true source or if they’re legit,” Rahman said, adding in another tweet that, “the images were posted to a (very) small channel and were also posted on a private group. The person who posted it on the private group denies any knowledge of the source, while the owner of the small channel has yet to get back to me.”
These images of an alleged Google Pixel 4 just started floating around on Telegram. No idea of the true source or if they’re legit. pic.twitter.com/ooPKkDudZA
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 27, 2019
The device posted seems to align with what we know from leaks so far. There’s a two-camera or three-camera setup in a square module at the top left on the back of the device, and it appears to be running the (dessert-free) Android 10 operating system. We can ascertain that based on the look of Google Assistant and the gesture bar.
It’s not clear if this device is a Pixel 4 or a Pixel 4 XL. The phone in the photo does not have a notch like the Pixel 3 XL does, but it could be that both devices will have a wider top bezel in order to make space for Google’s Soli chip which will detect hand gestures.
XDA-Developers is suggesting that this Pixel 4 could be a model used by Sprint for testing, as the telecom’s name can be seen in the top left of the screen. That also makes it likely these were images intended to just be used internally, as any Sprint employee would presumably make some attempt to hide the company name.
Google’s Pixel 4 devices are expected to launch in early October.