Google announces Pixel 4 dual-camera smartphone

Google Pixel 4

Google introduced the Pixel 4 dual-camera smartphone, with a new Google Assistant, improved display and motion-sensing interface.

Google says the Pixel 4 is the “largest camera upgrade yet:”

Google Night Sight photo

There are now two cameras on the back of the phone, including a new telephoto lens. When you combine this new hardware feature with our Super Res Zoom software, it gives you exceptional image quality—even from a distance.

Night Sight already takes beautiful photos in full darkness, and now you can use Night Sight for shots of the night sky, the stars, and even the Milky Way (when you find a clear night). Pixel 3 and 3a will also get a version of this capability with the latest camera app update.

Starting with the original device, all Pixel phones have HDR+ (High Dynamic Range) which delivers outstanding photo quality. With Pixel 4, you can fine-tune the brightness and amount of detail in the shadows, helping with difficult shots like sunset portraits. Pixel 4 also has Live HDR+ in the viewfinder so you know exactly what your photo will look like, even when you’re using the new controls in tricky lighting.

Other new features include deeper integration with Google Assistant, which now processes more request on the device (rather than the cloud) and a “Motion Sense” feature which detects movement around the phone. Pixel 4’s Motion Sense feature uses a miniature sensor to detect movement around the phone, which could be used to initiate face unlock or turn off the screen. Gestures can be used to skip songs in the audio player, dismiss alarms, silence the phone ringer, and more.

Pixel 4 also comes with a  Personal Safety app that can automatically call 911 if it detects the user been in a car accident. Car crash detection will be available in English in the United States

Pixel will be sold through all major US carriers, including AT&T, C Spire, Cellcom, Google Fi, Spectrum Mobile (Charter), Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Visible and Xfinity Mobile (Comcast). The phone can be pre-ordered a Pixel 4 for $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899, and phones will ship on October 24, globally. Pixel 4 comes in three colors, including Clearly White, Just Black, and a limited edition, Oh So Orange.