By now we already know a lot about the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that will be officially unveiled by Google in an event that will be held next October 15th. Among the rumors of the news that the Mountain View house is preparing there would also be a further variant of the smartphone, namely the Pixel promo with connectivity 5G.
Obviously this news has not yet been officially confirmed and is an indiscretion reported by Nikkei Asian Review. According to the source, Google has been testing this possibility for a long time, to propose a product in line with the emerging market of 5G connectivity. At present, however, it is not clear whether the new one Pixel 5G it will only be announced and marketed immediately, or if it will arrive later than the classic models.
The report says that the Pixels 4 have already entered production, while the 5G version would instead be in an earlier stage of development, they would be testing the first units built in China. Probably Google will postpone the launch of Pixel 4 5G also during the next one spring, when it will also renew its middle range. In 2019, Pixel 3a and were released 3a XL, the same thing could also happen for Pixel 4.
It seems then that production started in China could move to Vietnam, a consequence of the trade war between the US and China. The latest rumors have also shed light on a further novelty of the smartphone, that is the possibility of activating the Google Assistant without saying "Ok Google".
The new phone could allow the user to invoke the voice assistant with his own voice thanks to a "raise to talk" feature: this means that every time the user wants to ask the assistant a question, he can simply raise the smartphone and start talking instead of saying "Ok Google" or hold down the Home button. All this information will be confirmed or not during the official presentation that will take place only in a few days.