Google Pixel 4 XL Spotted in an Unreleased ‘Matte Grey’ Colorway

Abhishek Jariwala
By Abhishek Jariwala
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While we all know that Google released the Pixel 4 series last year having the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL in its lineup, there is something we have just found out. There was a variant of the Google Pixel 4 XL that was never released. But before that, we should mention that the Google Pixel 4 series has not done particularly well for the company. We also reported that Verizon was planning to drop the Pixel 4 series from its stores since it was not selling well at all but that was later rubbished by both Google and Verizon.

In any case, it is a fact that Google Pixel 4 series has not sold well and that is the reason why Google dropped $350 on the Pixel 4 series’ original pricing. Right now, you can get the Pixel 4 starting at just $499 which is a killer deal for a phone having Snapdragon 855+ processor and 6GB RAM regardless of anything else. Coming back to the report, Google Pixel 4 XL has just been spotted in a new colour variant which seems to be a “Matte Gray”. However, if you have followed Google then they would have likely named it as Not Black or Oh So Gray or something like that.

But it seems like Google did not like the colour on this phone since they only released the Clearly White, Oh So Orange, and Just Black colour variants of the Pixel 4 series. Looking at the Pixel 4 in Matte Gray, it is possible that someone might have swapped the back of its regular panel with this one. But that would be too much work since Google uses a specialized frosted glass with a matte finish. Thus, it looks like Google did test such a variant but scrapped it during production.

As for the Pixel 5 series coming later this year, we are getting reports that the lineup might not be a proper flagship offering this year. It is because the company might be planning a Snapdragon 765G processor for the Pixel 5 series which is a step below the Snapdragon 865 offered by Qualcomm. It is believed that Google does not want to force 5G support for all its phones and since 5G is necessary on Snapdragon 865, it is possible they could opt for a slightly less-powerful processor and sell it at a lower price.

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While we all know that Google released the Pixel 4 series last year having the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL in its lineup, there is something we have just found out. There was a variant of the Google Pixel 4 XL that was never released. But before that, we should mention that the Google Pixel 4 series has not done particularly well for the company. We also reported that Verizon was planning to drop the Pixel 4 series from its stores since it was not selling well at all but that was later rubbished by both Google and Verizon.

In any case, it is a fact that Google Pixel 4 series has not sold well and that is the reason why Google dropped $350 on the Pixel 4 series’ original pricing. Right now, you can get the Pixel 4 starting at just $499 which is a killer deal for a phone having Snapdragon 855+ processor and 6GB RAM regardless of anything else. Coming back to the report, Google Pixel 4 XL has just been spotted in a new colour variant which seems to be a “Matte Gray”. However, if you have followed Google then they would have likely named it as Not Black or Oh So Gray or something like that.

But it seems like Google did not like the colour on this phone since they only released the Clearly White, Oh So Orange, and Just Black colour variants of the Pixel 4 series. Looking at the Pixel 4 in Matte Gray, it is possible that someone might have swapped the back of its regular panel with this one. But that would be too much work since Google uses a specialized frosted glass with a matte finish. Thus, it looks like Google did test such a variant but scrapped it during production.

As for the Pixel 5 series coming later this year, we are getting reports that the lineup might not be a proper flagship offering this year. It is because the company might be planning a Snapdragon 765G processor for the Pixel 5 series which is a step below the Snapdragon 865 offered by Qualcomm. It is believed that Google does not want to force 5G support for all its phones and since 5G is necessary on Snapdragon 865, it is possible they could opt for a slightly less-powerful processor and sell it at a lower price.

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