A photo on Weibo is making the rounds recently, showing off what looks like the back of the Pixel 4 in three different colors. We've already seen both the white and black versions a few times, but the photo shows off a new orange colorway which will probably end up being called "Coral," given both the text accompanying the leak and Google's documented use of the name for orange products before.
Image via Weibo.
Details in the photo — which shows three different colors: white, black, and orange — fit what we know for the colorways we've already seen, like the orange accented power button on the white model. The new "Coral" color also appears to get the same orange button.
Google Translated text accompanying the image calling it coral. (Sorry, none of us speaks Chinese.)
A small pile of Google Home Mini boxes is also included in the photo, though it isn't clear why. The setting in general looks like the same environment as the leaked photos snagged by XDA just yesterday — black glass desk and all.
According to Google's translation of the text that accompanies the photo on Weibo, this orange colorway might end up being called "Coral." A bright color like this represents a substantial departure from Google's recent design sensibilities. The current Pixel 3 and 3a have "Not Pink" (which we first thought might be called "Sand") and "Purple-ish," both of which are just slightly tinted versions of white.
The Pixel 3a in Purple-ish and Pixel 3 XL in Not Pink — both are basically just white with a slight tint.
A bright and fun color like this is exactly what we've been asking for, though I don't know if it's quite a "Coral." Maybe "Creamsicle" fits it better.
A new image showing off the orange phone's entire back was recently posted to Weibo by the same source:
The Google "G" logo is a slightly darker orange color. It's tough to tell given the angle, but it appears the frame surrounding the orange (presumably glass) back is black. The lack of reflections would also indicate the entire rear might be matte. A less interesting photo of the front was also included, covered in a poorly-applied, off-center screen protector of some kind.
A new report from 9to5 claims this color is going to arrive as "Oh So Orange." We were leaning in the direction of this shade looking more orange-ish, a color with orange roots but maybe having achieved an identity of its own, but according to this source Google strenuously disagrees. Hopefully we'll see some further confirmation in the weeks leading up to the Pixel 4 launch event.
Oh So Orange is expected to be joined by Just Black and Clearly White.