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Google Pixel 4 will see series' first RAM upgrade, as well as a bigger screen

Google Pixel 3
The Google Pixel 3 (Image credit: Future)

While the Google Pixel 3 was definitely 'premium' in terms of price, some of its features – like a small screen size, and low RAM – didn't adhere to what we consider a flagship phone. It looks like the Google Pixel 4 could address some of those concerns, however.

Speaking to BGR, insider sources have confirmed two major upgrades to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, in terms of the RAM of each device, and the size of the screens.

Ever since the original Google Pixel handset, Google's smartphones have had 4GB RAM, but when many high-end and even mid-range devices now have 8GB, that's starting to sound a little low.

According to the leak, however, the upcoming handsets will have 6GB, which is a moderate upgrade, but still an appreciated one given that all the previous phones were on the low side.

Another thing that's increased is screen size, as both the Pixel 4 and 4XL are set to have bigger screens, if the leak is to be believed.

The Pixel 3 has a 2160 x 1080 screen resolution, but apparently the Pixel 4 will up that to 2280 x 1080. Similarly the Pixel 3 XL was 2960 x 1440, while the 4 XL will supposedly be 3040 x 1440. 

While the horizontal pixel count remains the same, the increase in the number of vertical pixels suggests that the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have taller displays, increasing the overall surface area.

Since the exact source on these leaks is unverified, you're best taking this information with a pinch of salt, but they're not exactly outlandish claims. We'll find out more in October, when we're expecting Google to launch the new series of phones.