In October 2019, Google unveiled the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship smartphones. Both phones are selling in three color editions such as Oh So Orange, Clearly White and Just Black. Alleged shots of a prototype of Pixel 4 XL in matte gray color have surfaced.
The images of the Google Pixel 4 XL matte gray edition were spotted by a Twitter user on Taobao. The listing mentions the device as an “engineering machine.” The handset has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in storage and is listed with a pricing of 2,699 Yuan (~$382). The pricing is much cheaper than the current $600 cost in the U.S. XDA claims that the IMEI identifier available online has revealed that the device is indeed the Pixel 4 XL.
Since the device carries a sticker that states that the device has not been authorized by Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada rules. Also, it has not been tested for compliance with EU regulations. Hence, it is unlikely that the new color variant will be made available for purchase ever.
In related news, the Google Pixel 4a smartphone is rumored to debut as May 22. The mid-ranger is expected to come with a 5.81-inch OLED panel that produces full HD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 730G processor will be driving the device along with 6 GB of RAM. The handset has a 3,080mAh battery and 18W fast charging. It has a front camera of 8-megapixel and a rear shooter of 12-megapixel.
The Pixel 4a is expected to arrive in the market in 64 GB and 128 GB storage choices. It may arrive with a starting price tag of $399.