There are several great Android phones available right now or coming soon. You probably have your eye on the Google Pixel 3 XL, the OnePlus 6T, or even the upcoming Galaxy S10. That said, many of you might want to think about waiting for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL next year.
This was a big year for smartphones. Screens are bigger than ever, bezels are tiny with cameras inside notches, and the competition is strong.
You have your choice between several great devices in 2018 and there are plenty of reasons for buying some of those now or even next year. That said, you’ll want to keep your eyes on all of the stunning phones that are in the works for 2019.
For one, the Galaxy S10 launch is probably less than two months away, Apple iPhone 11 rumors are starting to swirl, and we’re already seeing signs of a Pixel 3 Lite before the inevitable Pixel 4 release.
Google Pixel 4 Rumors
As you probably know, Google is likely already working on a brand new Pixel for 2019. Those, of course, are the Pixel 4 and a bigger Pixel 4 XL. And while these phones are probably still 8-10 months away from a release, we’re already starting to hear whispers and rumors.
According to AndroidPolice Google is already using codenames like “Sargo” and “Bonito” for unknown devices. The Pixel 4 could be codenamed Sargo, although that could easily be the Pixel 3 Lite or another product as they work toward releasing Android Q, the future, and upcoming apps.
Sargo is the name of a big white fish, and Google typically names devices after fish internally. At Google HQ the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are known as “blueline” and “crosshatch”, two other fish species. Even the original Pixel is known as Sailfish and Marlin.
Obviously, it’s still far too early to speculate and the Pixel 4 is in active development which means things will change drastically over the coming months.
Either way, early rumors point to some exciting changes, finally more than one camera on the back, and an edge-to-edge display that can rival the best of the best. Not to mention previous years give us an extremely good idea of what to expect, the Pixel 4’s release date, and a few more things.
There are some very tempting phones available right now, and in this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for Google’s Pixel 4 and why you shouldn’t wait and look elsewhere today.
Wait For a Better Pixel 4
Google is still new to the world of making hardware and phones. We're on the 3rd Pixel, while Samsung and Apple are on 10th generation smartphones and beyond. Each year Google has made big improvements to the hardware, display, software and more. Basically, wait for a bigger, better, faster Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL.
The Pixel 3/3XL is the most powerful smartphone we've ever seen from Google. The device offers excellent performance, outstanding battery life, a huge vibrant display, double the storage, and a high-end camera paired with some of the best software camera and AI features around.
Google's Pixel 3 XL is good enough for almost everyone, even with that huge notch, but some of you might want to stick around for what's next. That's what I'm doing.
We don't have a full spec sheet yet, but you can expect the company to make significant upgrades that follows the path of Samsung, Apple, OnePlus and more.
You can expect an even bigger screen with no notch, or at least a tiny notch like the OnePlus 6T or Galaxy S10. Maybe we'll even have a cutout for the single front-facing camera, unless Google sticks to dual front cameras again. We'll get a new processor with improved performance and gaming, better battery life, Android Q, and a great camera.
If you aren't thrilled with the Pixel 3 XL design just know that something better is coming next year. There's no way things stay the same, especially with what we're seeing from the rest of the competition. The phone will be all screen in the front, and we have to assume it'll have at least 3-4 cameras.
And hey, maybe they'll return the headphone jack like we're seeing so far from the Pixel 3 Lite. That's not all, so keep reading in our next slide for even more information.
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