When companies release new products, they typically try to keep it around for at least a year before it is replaced by a newer model. It helps instill some confidence in customers who don’t want to think that their products have become obsolete after less than a year of being on the market.
It’s starting to feel like handset makers are realizing that customers are no longer as interested in spending $1,000 on a smartphone, at least not these days and not in this current climate where due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are out of work. Google might have an idea about that and for its upcoming Pixel 4a smartphone, they could be looking to reduce the price.
These days, smartphones are getting better than ever at capturing photos, but when it comes to videos, there are still some models that are a bit disappointing. For example, Google’s Pixel 4 which has been widely praised as having a pretty awesome camera, lacks the ability to shoot 4K videos at 60 fps.
Unlike in the past when Google used to sell Nexus branded handsets, these days, Google’s Pixel devices tend to launch with features that are exclusive to the current handset. However, to Google’s credit, the company does eventually port some of those features over to its older devices.
Earlier this year, Google launched the Pixel 3a. The phone is basically a more budget-friendly version of Google’s flagship smartphone launched in 2018. Based on the reviews, it seems that many can appreciate Google’s efforts to try and create a more affordable version of their Pixel flagship smartphones.
When the Pixel 4 was announced, one of the features Google boasted about the phone was its 90Hz Smooth Motion display. However, when the phone was released, it was discovered that the 90Hz display was not persistent. This meant that the display would actually switch between 90Hz and 60Hz depending on the situation, which was clearly not very ideal.
Recently it was revealed that the Google Pixel 4 smartphones would not be able to record 4K video at 60 fps. Instead, video recording at 4K would be capped at 30 fps, which we guess isn’t too bad, but 60 fps would have been preferable. Google claimed that this was due to the fact that 60 fps videos take up more storage, and that for the most part, most users […]
While it looks like Google could be done on the virtual reality front, it seems that the company is still very much interested in augmented reality (AR), so much so that according to a report from 9to5Google, it has been revealed that the packaging of the Google Pixel 4 actually comes with a hidden AR Easter Egg surprise.
As some of you might have heard, Google’s Pixel 4 has come under fire recently for its 90Hz display, where despite being advertised as such, it was revealed that the display’s refresh rate changes depending on the brightness, where it can drop down to 60Hz. Now it seems that Google might have actually blocked certain apps from ever running at 90Hz.
With the Google Pixel 4, Google managed to achieve a couple of “firsts” for its Pixel lineup of smartphones. One of those “firsts” is a dual camera system, and the second would be a 90Hz refresh rate in its display. However, in the past few days, we’ve seen some controversy arise in its display where it was found that it was not always set at 90Hz.
These days, the majority of our smartphones come with the ability to shoot videos in 4K resolution at a buttery smooth 60 fps. However, it has been discovered that the recently-announced Google Pixel 4 does not have the ability to capture video in 4K at 60 fps, but rather, it is capped at 30 fps.
It was rumored that Google could be looking to launch a 5G Pixel smartphone this year, but when the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were announced, there was no mention of 5G at all. This has led to some to wonder about Google adopting the technology, and it turns out, Google has a pretty good reason.
Thinking of getting Google’s new Pixel 4 smartphones by trading in your older Pixel phone for it? If you are, then you might want to consider trading in with another company besides Google. This is because according to reports, it appears that Google is giving pretty disappointing trade-in values for older Pixel phones.
Are you thinking about pre-ordering Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone? As it turns out, if you do plan on pre-ordering the handset, you will be given a $100 credit towards the Google Store. This means that you’ll be able to use the credit towards accessories and other things you might want to buy.