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Leaks Suggest Pixel 4 Might Have Slower UFS 2.1 Storage

With the Apple Event out of the way, there is only one flagship that the world awaits for the year 2019. That’s right! Google Pixel 4. The Pixel has been leading the market with its camera tech and software. That is the entire selling point of the device, the shrewd levels of software integration and updates that Google pushes. While these features are what makes this device irresistible, there have often been moments when Google had to make a compromise.

It doesn’t really make sense either since these devices, before the Pixel 3a came out, were premium devices. Take the Pixel 3, for example. The device started at a whopping $799 and yet it only came with a single camera lens and 4GB of RAM. While it did get the job done, it most certainly didn’t age very well. There are plenty of videos on the internet showing Pixel devices slowing up. Carrying on its “legacy”, there have been significant leaks regarding the storage on the upcoming pixel device.

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According to a leak by 91Mobiles, reported on WCCFTCH, the Pixel 4 devices would be using a UFS 2.1 storage system instead of the latest UFS 3.0. The article displays benchmark results which show the sequential read speeds to be topping at 655.57 MB/s while the write speeds are at 254.48 MB/s. While these numbers, idly don’t account for much, in contrast with the latest devices supporting UFS 3.0 storage, these are minuscule. The article quotes benchmark results of Note 10 which shows speeds well over to about twice as much as the Pixel 4’s supposed leaked ones.

If these leaks are true then it would be quite a bummer. Not only would Pixel 4 users experience slower app open times, but they would see photo and video processing to be stunted as well. Not to mention, the supposed 6GB RAM wouldn’t do much in this regard either. Perhaps, Pixel phones would be underpowered once again, bound by their inferior hardware. Yes, in the beginning, the software integration may carry them but we’d see a Pixel 3 situation once again. Only time will tell for sure though as the devices are set to hit the Google stage in October, the coming month.


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