Galaxy Note 10, Android Q and Pixel 4: possible surprise features


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 would come in a body with a very surprising gradient.

Ishan Agarwal

The first half of 2019 is over and, with this, the launch of the Galaxy Note 10, Q of Android and Google Pixel 4.

Samsung has already confirmed that it will present its upcoming mobile phones Galaxy Note on August 7thGoogle has already activated multiple beta versions of Android Q and the final version is expected to arrive in the coming months. Furthermore, Google has already confirmed the design of the back of Pixel 4.

With so many voices, we can already have a bit of clarity on what to expect from these phones and the operating system, but here we collect the main news or surprises that each of these could have with what is known or is said today .

Surprise features of the Galaxy Note 10

More colorful

recent images of the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus revealed that Samsung would launch them with a white or silver gradient that transforms the purple and green seawater.

Without heart rate sensor

Since the Samsung Galaxy S5 has integrated a heart rate sensor into their flagship phones and apparently the Galaxy Note 10 would end this tradition, at least according to those filtered images.

Galaxy Note 10 Plus with ToF

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus would be larger than the Note 10, but would also integrate a fourth rear camera which seems to be a flight time or ToF (Flight time, in English) that would allow to better detect the depth of the objects, like the one that Samsung has inserted in the Galaxy S10 5G.

This sensor will not only allow better photos with blurred backgrounds or effects, but will also allow you to record videos with a blurred background.

Note 10 5G with more storage space than S10 5G

The Galaxy S10 5G was available in the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, but according to the blog SamMobile the Galaxy Note 10 would be available not only with these storage options but also with a maximum of 1 TB.

This is particularly important because the Galaxy Note 10 5G is expected to not have a microSD slot like the others, possibly to supplement the antennas and hardware needed to be compatible with 5G, just like the Galaxy S10 5G did.

Surprises of Android Q

Start with a black background

With Android Q beta 5, the animation when you turn on mobile phones (at least some Pixels) will now have a black background instead of white.

Gestures to open the Google Assistant

Now Android Q will also allow you to activate Google Assistant by swiping your finger from one of the lower corners of the phone and not simply by holding the Start button as it was until now.

Recent apps by swiping left or right

Android Q improves gesture navigation to switch between recent applications by sliding the Android navigation bar to the right or left.

Launchers with problems

Google has revealed that from Android Q beta 6, users who install a launcher third will force the Android navigation buttons to be the three traditional ones, without offering the possibility to change them with the gestures that have been available from Android Pie and from the new Android Q.

Google has not made it clear that this will be a definitive move, but we hope it won't be because they would force us to choose between a launcher or navigations using gestures.

Pixel 4

Three rear cameras

Although Google published the first Pixel 4 image a few weeks ago, the recent photos leaked by @eleleaks offer further details on the back, as well as on other parts of the phone.

Although at the beginning the Google image suggested that this mobile phone would have a dual rear camera, the new images show more clearly the possibility of having a third lens behind.

However, this goal would be much smaller and that's why you can't see it so well. Those dimensions could indicate that it would be a flight time target or a ToF (Flight time, in English) to better detect depth, offer more augmented reality features and, possibly, also offer blurred background videos.

Pixel 4 leaves a lot to be desired in its design.


Big bevels

The same images revealed that the front of Pixel 4 or at least one of them would not have the horrible eyebrow of Pixel 3 XL, but instead would have more traditional frames – larger than many of its competitors.

Fingerprint reader on the screen

The images did not show a fingerprint reader anywhere, so the Pixel 4 fingerprint reader is expected to be directly on the screen.

Without 5G version

Although companies like Samsung, LG and even ZTE have launched flagship phones with 5G versions, Google apparently does not want to be part of that select group of 5G mobile phones on the market, but to launch phones with LTE up to 4G in 2019.


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