[Leaked] Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Codenames Confirmed


Every year we see a wave of leaks for Google's Pixel series. Today, we have a small wave which gives us some information about Google’s upcoming premium flagships. The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL are undoubtedly coming later this year. The report suggests two working codenames for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.




On Thursday, a commit, was posted to the AOSP that resolved an issue with the SELinux policy, as per 9to5Google. The commit’s developer explains the fix by providing a list of internal files, which includes two unknown device codenames. These two codenames were found in the latest Beta of the Google app, clearly marked as follows.

The Pixel 4 is codenamed “coral” but the Pixel 4 XL is interestingly codenamed “flame”. Google has always codenamed its hardware products after marine animals and “flame” would be the first time Google breaks from the naming convention. Perhaps this is indicative of some kind of feature that the 4 XL would be capable of, but it’s anyone’s guess at this point.

We’ve previously seen benchmarks for a device codenamed “coral” and we are surer now that this is early Pixel 4 hardware. As per those benchmarks, we expect the Pixel 4 to run a Snapdragon 855 and we’d finally see an overdue bump of RAM from 4GB to 6GB.


Informed by many, the flame angelfish seems to be the proper namesake for the Pixel 4 XL’s codename.

This of course, still leaves the question of what “Needlefish” could be. In years past, we’ve had extra codenames related to devices, like “Albacore” and “Wahoo.” Unlike “Albacore,” which we now assume to be the Pixel Visual Core, “Needlefish” is most likely a standalone device, as it has its own SELinux policy, and therefore must be running Linux and most likely Android.





Not much else is known about the Pixel 4 duo at this point, but we should hear more as we slowly approach the imminent launch of Google’s mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

Source: 9to5Google

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