The Google Pixel 5 and 5 XL are likely to see the daylight sometime in October 2020. So, as of now, almost nothing is known regarding what these smartphones will entail in terms of features and specifications.
However, a leak has emerged in the form of a video that for the first time shows off the CAD-based 3D render of the Google 5 XL, the advanced sibling amongst the two. And as per the video, the phone will stack triple cameras at the back versus dual cameras on the Pixel 4 series.
The YouTube channel Jon Prosser on his channel Front Page Tech has unveiled the first look of the alleged Google 5 XL (only the back panel) which doesn’t look much different from the Google Pixel 4.
The Google 5 XL’s back is shown with a soft matte finish on the glass back as well as the glossy camera module from its predecessor.
However, unlike the Pixel 4’s square-shaped camera setup the Pixel 5 XL mounts a queer design setup that houses three sensors including a wide-angle sensor in the triangular layout along with an LED flash sitting at the center.
Although the front panel is not revealed, Prosser confirms that it looks similar to the Pixel 4 series with a thick forehead.
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Since the render has popped up nine months ahead of the possible launch of the phone it is easy to doubt the veracity of this leak. But allying this doubt Prosser said he had corroborated the authenticity of the render from trustworthy sources.
Nevertheless, Prosser didn’t vouch for the render prototype ending up as the final design of the Pixel 5 XL. According to him, Google is also considering two other prototype designs for the upcoming device.
As we know OEMs have the practice of testing several prototypes before zeroing in on one final design, the actual Google 5 XL might look slightly or entirely different from what the leak has suggested.
Moving on, Google is also said to be working on the Pixel 4a, a pared-down version of the original Pixel 4. The Pixel 4a is likely to launch at the O/I 2020 which is starting May 12.
The Pixel 4a is rumored to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC with improved software performance. The cameras are expected to be carried over from the Pixel 4, however.
The Pixel 4a will be targeted at the upper mid-range segment with a similar sort of price tag that the Pixel 3a offered. For a perspective, the Pixel 3a was launched at $399.