Update: Mr. Zellweger has stated that the image was taken by a Pixel 3a (which doesn't have a telephoto lens) with zooming and cropping. Fingers still crossed for the Pixel 4 though.
Now that we're done with the Galaxy Note 10, only two flagship lineups remain un-launched for the calendar year 2019. Apple's iPhones 11 and Google's Pixel 4s have surfaced regularly on the rumor mill, with Google taking a rather proactive approach by disseminating information itself for the 2019 Pixels. Courtesy of Mountain View, we can claim with certainty that not only with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL feature a dual rear camera setup, but that future users of the smartphones will be treated to some pretty cool gestural navigation courtesy of a radar chip of all things.
Today we've got a photograph posted by Claude Zellweger who formerly worked at HTC as the company's vice president design, and is now the president of design at Google. Mr. Zellweger has shared a great photograph on his Instagram - an image that might be taken by a Google Pixel 4 smartphone. Take a look below for more details.
Suspected Google Pixel 4 XL Camera Shot Reveals An Impressive Play Between Light And Shadow
Right off the bat, we'll start by stating that there's a high chance that this image is taken by one of Google's upcoming smartphones and that these smartphones will feature 20x zoom. These are big conclusions to draw from a single image but bear with us. The photo that you see below was shared by Google's design chief, as mentioned above.
But what's interesting is the exchange that he had with another Google employee, who is the creative lead at the company's hardware division. When Mr. Zellwegger shared today's photograph, Google's creative lead Alberto Villareal complimented him for the image's isometric perspective (when parralel lines don't converge). To this, the VP replied that the image had been shot with 20x zoom.
While the conversation can be classified as a normal exchange between two people working at Google, what's interesting is that since the exchange was picked up by Brandon Lee of This Is Tech Today, Mr. Villareal's comment and Mr. Zellweger's reply have been deleted. This is strange, since if both had nothing to hide, then they'd be comfortable with leaving the information up for public scrutiny.
The fact that the comments were taken down leads us to believe that Google's cooking up 20x Zoom with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and the amount of detail present in the image shared by Mr. Zellweger shows that the upcoming smartphones just might once again blow their counterparts out of the park when it comes to photography. Until more information surfaces, however, we'd advise you to take the details with a grain of salt.
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