A tweet included two photos of the new phone with one image showing a large, square camera bump on the back of the device, the most apparent design change from past models.
“Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4,” the tweet said.
The image also showed no rear fingerprint reader, which has been a signature of the Pixel phones. Samsung, OnePlus and others have placed fingerprint readers underneath the screen, and Apple relies on FaceID cameras on the front to help customers safely unlock their phones.
Google Pixel phones are the first to sport Google’s new versions of Android. But they haven’t sold particularly well.
Google wouldn’t comment on why it released the images over Twitter. However, there have been instances where device images and specifications have been leaked for past generations. Potential renderings and information about the Pixel 4 have surfaced online recently, but it’s unclear how much of that will be available on the device.