Google Pixel 4 To Ditch The Notch And Feature A Full-Screen Design
In term of design, tech enthusiasts have mixed opinions regarding Google’s Pixel smartphones, especially when it comes to the notch design. However, for the upcoming Pixel 4, it seems that it could feature a full-screen display instead.
According to reports, a new Google mobile patent appeared on the World Intellectual Property Organization website. The patent includes a handful of sketches of the phone.
There have been complaints about the Pixel phones’ chunky and unsightly notch design. But as you can see from this photo, it would seem that the Mountain View-based tech company has listened to those complaints with the patent filed as it depicts an all-screen handset that ditches the notch entirely for maximum display.
So where is the front camera? Unfortunately, it wasn’t mentioned. KnowYourMobile noted that there’s no sign of a “hole punch” in the screen and it doesn’t appear to have a slide-out camera either. Considering the selfie culture in today’s society, it’s hard to imagine the Pixel 4 not featuring a front-facing camera.
As for its rear design, it’s similar to the Google Pixel 2 XL. We can see the rear camera, LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner.
Regarding the other features found on the patent, 91Mobiles reports: On the right side, the power button and volume keys can be found, while on the left is a SIM card tray. At the bottom is a USB Type-C port, while on the top is a microphone.
But Is This Really The Pixel 4?
One of the interesting things with patents is that it could take years before they would be implemented – some may be used, while the others could be locked away in some vault or whatsoever and never see the light of day ever again. So unless Google makes an official announcement, we can speculate all day long if it’s for the Pixel 4, another future Pixel smartphone or a phone design which will never be put into effect.
What are your thoughts about this Google mobile patent? What are the chances of the Pixel 4 featuring this patent design? Will it be an issue for you if there won’t be a front camera? Assuming it does have a front camera, where do you think it is placed? Tell us in the comment section below.