Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL rolled out globally about two months ago, in November 2018. Even though the Pixel 3 devices are quite new, rumors about the future Google Pixel 4 are already out. According to the most recent leaks, based on a couple of patents the giant tech company filed recently, Google Pixel 4 might boast an all-screen design. That means the smartphone would come out with no bezels, the display covering the entire front side of the device.
The tech portal 91mobiles discovered the new patents and, according to the site, Google filed them already to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). As the patents reveal (see below), Google is working on an all-screen smartphone. It would be the future Google Pixel 4 since the smartphone presented in the patents looks similar to the Pixel 3 XL model.
Nonetheless, it would be the next logical step from Google since Samsung and Huawei, among others, are already planning to launch smartphones with no bezels and notches in 2019.
Google Pixel 4 Might Come Out With An All-Screen Design
The theory that Google Pixel 4 might roll out this year with no bezels, with an all-screen design, came from the first patent, the very same one you can see in the image above. It seems that the display of the smartphone would cover its entire front side, so there are no bezels, no notch, no earpiece, no selfie camera or other sensors visible. Maybe Google would opt for a pop-up selfie camera, but that’s only a hypothesis since we know nothing more about it, at the moment.
In the second patent that Google filed (see below), we can also see an all-screen smartphone, without bezels, but with two front-facing speakers, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the device.
In the end, you should take these leaks with a grain of salt since the majority of patents do not turn into real products. Also, Google Pixel 4 would come out in October-November this year, so Google has plenty of time to change the design of its upcoming flagships smartphone.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.