It appears that that latest Pixel 4 leaks may have hit a little too close to home for Google. Just how close? Well, Google has responded by posting an official image of the Pixel 4, and it is an almost exact match for leaked images that we posted on Monday.
Those images didn't show much with respect to the front of the device, but out back we could make out a square camera pod and the absence of a rear fingerprint reader. The official photo from Google only shows the Pixel 4 from the back, but it confirms the square camera pod along with the fact that the fingerprint reader is now likely incorporated within the actual display.
Looking closer at the camera pod, we can actually see two cameras, which is a notable move for Google. Dating back to the original Pixel, Google has only relied on a single rear camera to produce unmatched photos in the smartphone segment, helped in part by its advances in computational photography.
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2019
Now that Google has finally "caved" to adding another rear camera (at a time when its flagship competitors are offering three or four cameras), it must have something really great to bring to the table to further extend its lead in mobile photography. We also spy another unknown sensor at the top of the square pod and a LED flash at the bottom.
"Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait 'til you see what it can do," wrote Google in an official tweet where it showed off the new Pixel 4.
This is all that Google is willing to reveal at this point, and we likely won't hear much more [officially] from Google until the Pixel 4 family is officially revealed in October. Until then, we're speculating that the Pixel 4 family will adopt a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with 6GB or more of RAM, some sort of Face ID-esque facial recognition system, beefier batteries all around and higher maximums for internal storage (which today top out at 128GB for the Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL).