Well, that’s one way to deal with the leaks. Google on Wednesday revealed a key feature of the Pixel 4 months ahead of its presumed release following a leak by YouTube creator Unbox Therapy just 24 hours earlier. In the tweet from its Made by Google account, the company showed off the back of the Pixel 4, featuring a dual camera array and no fingerprint sensor.
That’s a shocking reveal from a company that generally likes to copy Apple’s hype game with its press conferences. Leading up to the release of the Pixel 3a at Google I/O, for example, Google teased the arrival of “a new hero” along with the date of the keynote. However, in true Google fashion, the company downplayed the announcement as a mere appetizer with the tagline: “Wait ‘til you see what it can do.”