Google's line of Pixel smartphones may not be the best selling Android phones out there, but there is no doubt that they have managed to build a loyal fan base. And it is more that the fanblock continues to grow bigger each year. Wednesday's surprise Android Q beta release is a perfect reminder of why hardcore Android fans love Pixel phones so much. While the overwhelming majority of Android phones out there can't even run Android 9.0 Pie yet, Google's Pixel smartphones can already run Android Q if their owners want to install the beta. The latest and greatest Android features are always available for Pixel phone owners, and that's just one reason the phones are so attractive to Android fans. Let's not forget that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL share one of the best smartphone cameras on the planet, and maybe best smartphone camera you can get right now in the US, as Huawei phones are not sold here. All-round performance is astonishing, and in particular, Google's light-transmitting "Night Sight" feature is not even on any smartphone.
Google's next-generation Pixel phones are still far away. In fact, the company is expected to release a new "Pixel 3 Lite" smartphone long before the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL hit store shelves sometime in late 201
Google's Pixel phones are sleek and well-suited, but so far Google has been very slow to get started with the development of smartphone designs. Just look at the picture highlighted at the top of this page. It shows Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which were released less than 5 months ago in mid-October. Pixel 3 and its massive fittings are just out of 2016. However, the Pixel 3 XL is a little more modern thanks to the notch, but the large pendant at the bottom has no space on a smartphone released in October 2018.  If a new leak pans out, Google will try to catch up with the current phone design trends much faster in 2018. A user on Thursday released a sketch of the Slashleaks lease register, which apparently shows Google's new Pixel 4 XL design. The design depicted in the image maintains Google's overall design identity from the Pixel 3 series, but adds a double lens camera to the back. By the way, the phone looks like having a full screen design with a double-lens hole-punch camera similar to what Samsung has done on its newly launched Galaxy S10 +.
Here is the picture:
This sketch is very rudimentary, but we have seen similar sketches leak for other phones in the past. Does this mean that this leak is genuine? Absolutely not. In fact, there is some evidence that the sketch is false. Namely, there are objects visible around the "G" logo as well as the camera elements on the front and back of the phone. That said, this seems to be a small image that has been expanded, and we can see similar artifacts around Slashleak's watermark and associated text as well as around the curved edges of the phone.
We still have quite a long wait for us before pictures of actual Pixel 4 XL prototypes begin to leak, so we cannot confirm or reject this design sketch for the moment. If Google remains true, the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will not be released until sometime in October.