Yesterday, Google surprised all of us by posting a picture of the upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone months ahead of its launch and partially revealing its design to the world. By doing this, Google confirmed a number of leaks that had been circulating online. Now, just a day later, the release date of the Google Pixel 4 and Apple iPhone 11 smartphones seems to have emerged.
Renowned tipster Evan Blass has shared a screenshot of a leaked Verizon marketing calendar that has the release dates of various ‘tier 1’ smartphones. The calendar shows the May launch of Google Pixel 3a and also has Samsung Galaxy Note 10 pencilled in for August. In addition to this, it shows that Apple’s iPhone 11 will debut in September, while the Pixel 4 smartphone will be unveiled in October, like every year. While none of these timelines is away from the usual months when these technology companies launch their flagship smartphones, it is always good to have a confirmation that our expectations were right.
But then, if the launch of Google Pixel 4 is indeed months away, the technology giant really did something completely out of the box by revealing the design of its upcoming flagship handset yesterday. Most technology companies try to keep most of the key information about their products under wraps before the launch. Maybe a big reason behind this is that leaks of smartphones have now started surfacing online months ahead of their launch, and this is becoming increasingly common. So, Google may have tried to adopt a different way to deal with it, and we have to say, it was a very good move.
Another thing worth noticing on the calendar is the fact that there is only one iPhone launch that has been listed. So, this can also point towards the fact that Apple would not be launching the iPhone XR successor weeks after it releases the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors. Maybe we can expect the Cupertino-based technology giant to make them all available at the same time.
Speaking more about Apple, we should point out that the leaks of the upcoming iPhone 11 also showcase a square camera bump on the smartphone. This means that the upcoming iPhone and the Google Pixel 4 would actually look very similar to each other.
Personally, we still haven’t warmed up to the idea of having a square bump on the rear panel of a smartphone to house the cameras, but we are sure that there will be those who’ll like it.
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