27 July 2020
The usual time for a Pixel flagship launch is getting closer but not much has been detailed about the Pixel 5. The most recent leak claimed that its launch has been pushed back due to the current global pandemic situation. It is now time for the newest leak that features alleged Pixel 5 renders showing the design from both the front and the back.
The leak is coming from Pigtou in collaboration with tipster @xleaks7, the same duo that shared Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL renders previously. They have now shared a new set of renders claimed to be of the upcoming Pixel 5 but for some reason, they look very similar to Pixel 4a's leaked design.
It shows a front panel design with very slim bezels and a punch-hole on the top left corner. The punch-hole is meant for housing the single selfie camera that will come handy in taking selfies, vlogging, and attending video calls. As for the back panel, it has a square-shaped camera module with multiple camera sensors and LED flash. There is the "G" logo as well as the traditional fingerprint scanner in the center. The phone is said to be featuring USB Type-C port but no 3.5mm headphone jack.
As we mentioned in the title of this article, these new Pixel 5 renders are dubious and there are a few reasons to be skeptical. The first one is the choice of the fingerprint scanner. Google released last year's flagship Pixel 4 with an in-display fingerprint scanner which is currently the expected one among 2020 flagships. There does not seem to be any sense in returning back to traditional fingerprint scanners.
The second major reason to doubt these leaks is the source which is pretty new to the whole leak and tips scene. They are yet to build a reputation for providing reliable tips and information. As a result, we would suggest our readers take this new leak with a pinch of salt and wait for further information to arrive from other credible sources/tipsters.