Flagship Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leak with radical new design

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alex mathos13 May 2021Last Update : 1 year ago
Flagship Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leak with radical new design

Google Pixel line has not been as successful as first expected. But with LG permanently out of the picture and one internally the chipset almost ready for delivery, a huge Google Pixel 6 leak suggests that the company is modernizing its entire smartphone line.

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not look like Pixel 5

First, Google is returning to its old ways with plans for two flagship models. The 2021 lineup will consist of Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, according to the information shared by Home Tech host and delicious Jon Prosser, who has a decent track record when it comes to Pixel leaks.

New Pixel smartphones have a rather dull square camera module on the back, but the sleek Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro render (based on genuine practical photos of the phones) show a radically new design centered around a rectangular camera bump.

The new bump is covered in black glass and extends across the entire width of the rear panel. In the case of Google Pixel 6 is said to house two cameras – presumably head and ultra-wide shooters – and the usual LED flash.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro gets a third camera on the back. That one probably functions as some kind of telephoto shooter, a feature that was included in Pixel 4 series, but removed from last year Pixel 5.

Unfortunately, there is still no word on the specifications. But Google Pixels tend to be some of those best camera phones around, so with the brand’s first setup of triple camera, reportedly on the way, Samsung and Apple may have cause for concern.

Forget the dual-tone design, where Google uses three colors on the Pixel 6

The camera bump also plays an important role in the design department. Early Google Pixel phones offered dual-tone design, though this was dropped on later models. With Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google is once again playing with colors and seems to be planning a triple design.

The reproductions indicate that it consists of a more neutral color over two-thirds of the rear panel. Above sits the black camera bump and an extra strip of glass painted in a darker tone.

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The colorways offered by Google on the final Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices may vary, but renderings suggest a white-black-orange combination, a champagne-gold-black-gold finish, and a champagne-gold-black-orange colorway. The first two have black frames and the latter has a gold one.

Pixel 6 offers a centered selfie camera and under-display fingerprint scanner

If all this were not enough, it seems that Google has also planned important upgrades to the front of its Pixel 6 flagships, ensuring that both models get on the list of best phones in 2021 at launch. Their shape is now square, and the screen still offers impressively thin (and seemingly uniform) frames.

There’s also a centered hole for the selfie camera – Pixel 5’s camera sits in the left corner – and a fingerprint reader on the screen, which means Google is finally saying goodbye to the rear-mounted sensor.

Google Pixel 6 Announcement and Expectation Release Date

Google typically announces new flagship smartphones around October. Last year’s Pixel 5 debuted on September 30, and Pixel 4 was announced on October 15, with each model before it appearing somewhere in between.

Taking that into account, there is a very good chance that Google will announce the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in early October followed by a release date about a week or two later. Next to the smartphone, the company can introduce the infamous Google Pixel Watch.

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