• Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Google Pixel 4 and 4XL rumors and leaks

Slowly but surely, we are beginning to see more and more rumors and leaks about Google’s upcoming premium flagships. The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL are coming later this year, no question about it. A new report suggests two working codenames for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

On Thursday, a commit, was posted to the AOSP that resolved an issue with the SELinux policy, as per 9to5Google. The commit’s developer explains the fix by providing a list of internal files, which includes two unknown device codenames. These two codenames were found in the latest Beta of the Google app, clearly marked as follows.

The Pixel 4 bears the codename “coral” but the Pixel 4 XL is interestingly codenamed “flame”. Google has so far codenamed its hardware products after marine animals and “flame” would be the first time Google strays away from such naming convention. This may point towards some kind of feature that the Pixel 4 XL would be capable of, but it’s anyone’s guess at this point.

We’ve previously seen benchmarks for a device codenamed “coral” and we are surer now that this is early Google Pixel 4 hardware. We expect the Pixel 4 to run a Snapdragon 855 and we will finally see an increase of RAM from 4GB to 6GB.

Not much else is known about the two Pixel 4 devices at this point, but we should hear more as we slowly approach the launch of Google’s mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.