Google Pixel 4 and 4XL Codenames Revealed!

Yolanda Curtis
April 14, 2019

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL recently appeared on Google Play Console with a few of their specifications. A commit was posted to the AOSP that resolved an issue with the SELinux policy and the developer explains the fix by providing a list of internal files, which includes two unknown device codenames.

Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsung in the United States as over one-third of users who bought the Pixel 3 and the OnePlus 6T during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 previously owned Samsung, said a new report by Counterpoint Research.

Coming to the third mysterious device, a smartphone with codename "Needlefish" has also been spotted.

Surprisingly, the XL Phone is codenamed "flame", but usually, the codenames of the devices were named after marine animals.

A new Counterpoint Research report, released April 8, dives into who exactly is buying Google Pixel devices, based on data pulled from various carrier channels as part of the firm's U.S. Smartphone Churn Tracker service. Of the remainder of users who switched to the Pixel 3, about 17 percent came from "Other" smartphones. The device in that benchmark was reported to have a Snapdragon 855 SoC and 6GB of RAM, which would resolve one of the primary complaints people had about the Pixel 3's specs. The Pixel 3a XL, on the other hand, could be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset. As per latest reports, the device shall be announced officially by Samsung as Galaxy A80. More information regarding the Pixel 4 family is expected surface soon. Meanwhile, the company is gearing up to launch the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphone, probably during Google I/O next month. Pixel 3a will feature a 5.6-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The cases suggest that both the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL will come with a similar design module.

As you'd expect, the rear houses a single camera and an LED flash while the fingerprint scanner sits at its usual position.

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