Its that time of the year again when leaks and rumors regarding Google's upcoming flagships start appearing more steadily. As the month of October - when the tech giant usually launches its Pixel phones - approaches, there has already been an official Pixel 4 reveal, hands on photos of someone apparantly using the handset have appeared, and a number of renders of the phone have surfaced online as well.
Now, not only have new renders for the upcoming device appeared, courtesy of iGeeksBlog and OnLeaks, but leaked images of what are reportedly screen protectors for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been released by Twitter user @UniverseIce as well.
Most of the observed design changes have already been reported on, including the removal of any form of a notch, and a much larger top bezel that sports a dual front-facing camera setup. However, the screen protector photos highlight something that went largely unnoticed during the appearance of renders in recent weeks - the rather large oval-shaped empty space on the front panel. Presumably, the apparent cutout could be due to the presence of facial recognition sensors, something that wasn't present in previous iterations of the device; even though this is quite likely, perhaps Google might be going for a bigger surprise this time around - unlike when the Pixel 3 was released.
Aside from the aforementioned feature, there isn't anything particularly different from previously released renders. Both versions of the device are expected to feature glass backs, along with in-display fingerprint sensors on the front panel - with the apparent exclusion of a physical sensor.
In any case, one can expect rumors regarding the Google Pixel 4 to continue in the coming months, until it is launched.