With a Full HD+ resolution on the 4 and Quad HD+ on the 4 XL, both will have the 90Hz feature that Google will call Smooth Display, fittingly. The OnePlus 7 Pro recently brought this excellent tech to the fore, but it also exists on the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2.
The 9to5Google report also claims that the new Pixels will get 6GB RAM. Google seems to think its phones don’t need much RAM, but documented memory problems on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL suggest otherwise. With some Android phones cranking out 10 or 12GB RAM in 2019, even 6GB is conservative from Google, so we’ll have to see if it sticking to its guns is right or not.
Apple’s iPhones don’t have as much RAM as Android phones because Apple controls the hardware and software implementation and so can optimise both to work together rather than over-speccing the hardware to cope. In fact, Apple doesn’t even declare how much RAM iPhones have – companies like iFixit have to tear them open to find out.
Google will be hoping that in controlling the hardware and software in the same way that it won’t have to up the RAM much more, saving costs on a Pixel phone line that remains a niche product that does not sell on global scale.
We expect the Pixel 4 and 4 XL to launch at Google’s October Made by Google event. Read up on everything you need to know about the phones here.