If you love the Pixel 4, or hate it, one thing is undeniable is that Google has delivered a striking design. A member of the Made by Google team posted impressive photos of the design process of the Pixel 4 including previously unseen colors and a dual camera boost.
The Google Pixel 4 was only available in three colors at its launch — Just Black, Simply White, and Oh So Orange — with the third color ignoring the tradition of subtlety previous to Pixels in favor of being bold. Of course, the final colors or even the hardware design we have in our hands today , Google, like any other company, did not immediately settle on those three.
Alternatively, the Pixel 4 was a result of iteration, and a member of the Made by Google Industrial Design team, Arthur Kenzo, has shared a stunning gallery of the iterative process in public. In addition to being just an insight into Google’s design process, there are some things within the gallery that we found particularly interesting that are easy to miss.
For example, while a small teaser image showing an early design for the Pixel 4 with two camera bumps was visible at Made by Google 2019, this new gallery now shows us two additional prototypes with that same design. In fact, along with an orange lock button, one seems to be using the same shade of Midnight Blue seen on the Pixel Slate.
In another image, we see variations on the shape and size of the Pixel 4, as well as a number of other colorways that apparently Google was considering. Alongside familiar shades such as the Not Pink used for the Pixel 3 and Pixelbook Go, we can see a Pixel 4 prototype design in what looks like a very light blue, possibly offering a glimpse of the long rumored “Barely Blue” Pixel 4a.
Make sure to browse through the entire gorgeous gallery with that perspective in mind, and let us know what stands out for you in the comments below. If you’re done, you may be interested in learning more about the Stadia Controller or devices like the Nest Hub when the Made by Google team walked the public through their design.