+ Saturday January 25th, 2020

It’s still a few days before the Made by Google event kicks off in New York, and Best Buy has struck again, listing the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for pre-order in Canada.

It’s not the first time Best Buy has broken cover on Google’s products, either. Earlier this year, Pixel 3a XL appeared on Best Buy before it was announced, as did ChromeCast 3 units.

The pre-order page is gone now, after someone presumably figured out what was going on, but not before the Internet took note of every single detail.

Unlike some placeholder pages in the past, the Pixel 4 pre-order page was surprisingly detailed, giving us specifications, lifestyle photos and more.

Features like Quick Gestures (using the Soli radar function) were shown off, as were Pixel 4’s camera prowess with some nice sample photos. The spec sheet – above – also shows comparison with last year’s Google Pixel 3 XL, showing a decent performance and specification improvement across the board (but you’d describe it as more evolutionary rather than revolutionary).

No doubt the pre-order page will reappear sometime Wednesday morning (Australian time) but, more relevantly, we’ll probably see some local pre-order options too.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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