With Google set to officially unveil its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship smartphones at a special event in New York City on Oct. 15, an alleged Pixel 4 XL hands-on has hit the web detailing features like Face Unlock, the smartphone’s display refresh rate settings, its matte finish rear, and more (via 9to5Google).
Shared by a website named Nextrift, the hands-on describes the Pixel 4’s rear texture as “definitely more matte than a usual glossy glass back,” but not quite as soft as the Pixel 3 lineup. “Even though it does have a matte texture, it’s a very light finish, to the point where it almost feels like regular glass.”
The site also details a ‘Smooth Display’ setting in the device. This option allows the display to dynamically adjust the device’s refresh rate between 60 and 90Hz, presumably for apps that don’t support the higher refresh rate. ‘Face unlock’ and its various options in the Settings app have also been detailed.
“We also got a better look at the Pixel 4 XL’s Face Unlock functionality. Google’s implementation seems to work quite similarly to Apple’s, which isn’t a bad thing.
Even on pre-released software, Face Unlock seems to work great in most circumstances. Unlocking the device is quick, it works well in low-lighting, but it didn’t seem to do well when the device was flat on a table. It also appears Face Unlock will be the only biometric unlock functionality in the device.”
Below are some more hands-on photos of the alleged Google Pixel 4 XL device. Take a look and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.