The Google Pixel 6 leaks, and it’s unlike any Pixel we’ve seen before

May 16, 2021

A Pro version was also teased.

Pixel smartphones have always been the subject of leaks weeks, even months before their release date. For Google’s newest flagship smartphone, leaker John Prosser has revealed what the Pixel 6 will eventually look like. In terms of models, we’re getting two devices this year: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – a new naming variant that is now synonymous with the iPhone models, which also use the Pro moniker to distinguish itself from its more expensive variant. This means that Google is forgoing the XL suffix on its larger model and will instead go with the new Pro nickname. 

But unlike Apple, Google will continue the trend of offering a more affordable price point for its Pixel line. The leak also came with new renders for the new flagship, which includes a new camera bump that now lines the top rear part of the smartphone. The back also looks like it will be made of glass, adding a more premium look and feel.

The main difference is that the Pixel 6 will have a dual-camera setup while the Pixel 6 Pro will have a triple camera setup. We can safely assume that the cameras will include a main wide camera plus a telephoto camera as well as an ultra-wide camera for the Pixel 6 Pro.

The front part of the Pixel 6 also houses a punch-hole cutout for the front camera, but unlike the Pixel 5, the cutout is now located in the middle, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S21. Other rumoured specifications include an in-display fingerprint reader, as well as Google’s own GS101 chip that will be the heart of the new Pixel.

Of course, we can’t take all these leaks as confirmed. More details should be available in the next couple of weeks, and Google could likely announce the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro during its annual I/O event scheduled to take place this month.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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