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Google Camera takes page from iPhone playbook, preps wide-gamut imaging — maybe to debut on Pixel 4

The camera in Google's Pixels has always taken some of the best photos in the world of smartphones, but they might be getting some expanded color chops soon — if not in existing hardware, then maybe in the Pixel 4. Google may be gearing up to add P3 wide color gamut support to the Pixel's first-party Google Camera app. According to some code dug up and enabled by developer cstark27 and subsequently tested by XDA Developers, Google has already integrated at least some of the required changes, and they were able to turn it on for testing.

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Pixel 4 already caught on camera in real-world testing

Following the teaser image published by Google yesterday, the Pixel 4 has now been caught in the wild, giant square camera module and all. It's not uncommon for prototypes of unreleased phones to be photographed — the Pixel 3 XL was found in a Lyft and the Galaxy S10+ seen on a bus, for instance, but this is very early for the Pixel 4 to already have been spotted in person.

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Hopes of early Google Pixel 4 launch dashed by leaked Verizon marketing calendar

Google took the unusual step out-leaking the leakers with a render of the upcoming Pixel 4, even though we had been expecting the usual October announcement. That lead us to wonder whether Google might be pushing its schedule forward and getting ahead of the 2019 iPhone launch, but alas that appears not to be the case.

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Google teased the Pixel 4 like it's coming out soon — it'd be better if it were (opinion)

Earlier today Google pushed out a teaser for its upcoming Pixel 4, finally showing off the phone we all knew existed in an official capacity. But however much we might see of the phone now, we still have a long wait ahead of us. Google's Pixels have always been launched in October. And frankly, sticking to that schedule again this year is a terrible idea.

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Google just showed us the Pixel 4 months before it will launch

Google just unveiled the Pixel 4 - a phone that won't launch probably until October - on the official Made by Google Twitter account today, June 12th. Given the design of the phone leaked just two days ago, it seems Google decided it wasn't worth hiding anymore and just posted about it on Twitter, which is a pretty crazy awesome thing to do.

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The Pixel 4 could get iPhone-style True Tone adaptive white balance

In addition to the upcoming Face ID-like security planned for Android, Google could be taking yet another page from Apple's playbook — or from its own, depending on how you look at it. Our friends at XDA Developers spotted a "Display white balance" setting in earlier Android Q builds, and paired with some new sensors and a few other details, it sounds like the Pixel 4 may have the chops to dynamically adjust its white balance based on ambient light and color.

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Google Pixel 4 could include 'Soli' radar chip for air gestures

We're just starting to learn the first details about this year's Pixel phones. Yesterday came the first reputable render, seemingly confirming the phone would have a large camera array on the back. One report now claims the Pixel 4 will include the Soli radar chip that Google first showed off in 2015.

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First Pixel 4 renders show a massive rear camera module

In what could be the first credible leak of Google's upcoming smartphones, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, some key details about the phones have been revealed. First and foremost, it seems Google has finally decided to cave to a multi-camera system on its 2019 flagship, with a positively huge hump cut out of the back of the phone to make room for the array. As has been pointed out by many, said hump looks a whole lot like the one from alleged renders of the next iPhone.

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Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL might be codenamed "coral" and "flame"

We've taken our time in covering the lead-up to the Pixel 4 and 4 XL announcements — presumably several months away. Our strongest statement on the developments so far was our editorial about modular clickbait. But we may have more to latch onto from here on out with the revelation of some new aquatic codenames: "coral," "needlefish," and "flame."

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Google's Pixel 4 may offer improved dual-SIM functionality, according to an AOSP commit

This isn't widely-known information, but the Pixel 2 and 3 can technically act as dual-SIM devices thanks to their eSIM support. eSIM is only used by a few carriers around the world, including Sprint in the US, but it can act as a second SIM alongside the hardware SIM when activated. However, Google appears set to improve dual-SIM in the upcoming Pixel 4.

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