Pixel 3 update: Google's next flagship could have three advantages over the Galaxy S10

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Pixel 4 has already been revealed by Google – the American tech giant shared a picture of the device’s rear panel on Twitter back in June.

The handset was shown to look incredibly different to past Pixels – no traditional fingerprint reader could be seen and the device had a new square camera module housing multiple lenses.

Google has also declared the Pixel 4 will harness a new facial recognition system that could be the best on an Android device yet.

No other details about the hardware have been officially announced by the firm – it is expected Google will reveal the handset in full during the month of October.

Ahead of its grand debut, here are three advantages the Pixel 4 could have over the Galaxy S10 based on the latest leaks.

Improving the Pixel’s magnificent camera system

Google’s Pixel series has always been adored for its best in class camera system.

However, until now each handset in the range has only come with a single rear sensor.

That will change when the Pixel 4 releases – Google’s photo of the device released back in June confirmed the handset will come with at least two rear snappers.

It is expected the product will come with a new primary camera and could employ either a telephoto or ultra wide-angle lens.

OnLeaks, collaborating with Pricebaba, has claimed the Pixel 4 will in fact come with a third time-of-flight camera, too.

The new camera hardware offered by the Pixel is expected to work in tandem with Google’s signature image processing techniques that, to this day, continue to help produce some of the best images taken on a smartphone.

It is possible these two factors could allow the Pixel 4 to offer a camera system that is far superior to the Galaxy S10, a device known for its camera diversity and image quality.

A greatly improved display

9to5Google recently published a report discussing the claimed display specifications of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL respectively.

The former was claimed to have a 5.7-inch 1080p display while the latter was insisted to tout a larger 6.3-inch panel with a 1440p resolution.

Most notably though, the outlet, citing a source familiar with Google’s plans, stated each handset’s panel will offer a 90Hz refresh rate.

This could allow the Pixel 4 series to deliver a much smoother experience when navigating its software, especially when compared to rival devices such as the Galaxy S10 that are clocked at 60Hz.

The OnePlus 7 Pro that released earlier this year has a 90Hz screen – Express.co.uk praised the panel in our review for being arguably the best on any smartphone right now.

Next-generation facial unlocking

A number of contemporary flagships, such as the Galaxy S10 for instance, have pushed the boundaries of smartphone design by eliminating bezels in favour of all-screen form factors.

While these products can look incredibly futuristic, such an aesthetic can come at a major cost.

The Galaxy S10 for instance does not offer facial unlocking that is even close to being as secure as Apple’s recent iPhones that have a notch containing a bevy of recognition technology.

It seems Google is going to choose function over form with the Pixel 4 by granting the device what it calls Soli.

As discussed in a recent blog post by the Mountain View firm, Soli is essentially a small motion radar system that should allow the Pixel 4 to know when a user is picking up their device.

This should combine with the phone’s myriad facial scanners to produce an unlocking experience that is superior to similar systems offered by its Android rivals, such as the Galaxy S10.

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