While product render and pre-launch design leaks have become the norm ahead of big budget smartphone launches from Apple, Google, Samsung, Huawei and most tech products. Google surprised the tech world with a picture of the Google Pixel 4 phone on the wee hours of June 13.
The image shows the back side of the mobile which consists of 3 cameras (Dual cameras + TOF sensor/Infrared camera) and a possible dual tone flash.
The Pixel 4 is touted to be the first Pixel phone with a dual camera setup, while from the Pixel 2 range onwards phones have come with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) as well as laser rangefinder (Predecessor technology of TOF) for distance mapping for the single rear camera.
While guesses going around on the internet for the camera setup include a wide lens, a telephoto lens for the two cameras.
The third one is rumored to be a TOF(Time of Flight) camera/infrared /laser sensor module which will be used to capture distance and depth information using lasers and the two other cameras. Thus, make for more natural portrait mode shots for which the Google Pixel range has become synonymous with over the years.
TOF sensor technology have been seen in the LG G8 thinQ, Honor View 20, Huawei P30 Pro along with few other phones along with dual and triple camera setups.
It can be noted that it is almost been a month since Google launched its ‘budget Smartphone’-The Google pixel 3A, 3A XL priced at $399 (Rs 39,999) at the Google I/0 conference on May 7.
Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4 pic.twitter.com/RnpTNZXEI1— Made by Google (@madebygoogle)
June 12, 2019
Source: The Hindu