Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone spotted in the wild

Google Pixel 4 XL

Pixel 4 Spotted in Real World Images, Shows off Thin Bezels

Users in the United States who bought a new Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone manufactured before 4 January 2017, did not receive a replacement manufactured after 3 January or refurbished after 5 June 2017, are eligible. On Monday, new details were posted about how consumers could get their chunk of the settlement.

If you want to submit a claim or opt-out to make a separate lawsuit, you have until October 7, 2019, to do so.

There are four different settlement categories. A settlement avoids a long and drawn-out court battle for both parties, and as a result of it, Pixel users in the U.S. are now eligible for a part of the damages.

Those who can prove they had problems with the mic can receive a lot more: up to $350 for anyone who experienced the issue on a single phone, or $500 if it was present on multiple devices.

Surprisingly, Pixel or Pixel XL owners who did not experience any microphone issues will also be paid up to $20 by Google. People are also excluded from the settlement if they received a replacement Pixel manufactured after January 3, 2017 or refurbished after June 5, 2017.

Editors' Note: Updated at 1:44 p.m. ET with additional comments from Google.

Another day, another tidbit about the as-yet unannounced Google Pixel 4 straight from the horse's mouth. Those OLED screens will be branded as "Smooth Display" as they're said to have a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz - bringing the Pixels in line with the OnePlus 7 Pro, though not as rapid as the 120Hz found on the ASUS ROG Phone 2 and the Razer Phones. Prior to that, Google released phones through its Nexus program, through which it provided the software and worked with a handset maker like LG or Huawei to create the hardware.

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