10 September 2020
We have started hearing about Pixel 5 quite early and surprisingly, the sources of these early appearances are not the leaks. Recently, its name was discovered in the code change in AOSP and later Google itself confirmed the existence of Pixel 5 at Pixel 4a launch by announcing that it is prepping one more 5G device.
Now that its existence is unquestionable, some more details are getting surfaced from other credible sources as well. One such personality is Ross Young, Founder and Lead analyst of DisplaySearch and DSCC who has a strong track record of offering information on upcoming products. According to one of his latest tweets, Google is prepping a new 5G phone that has a 6.67-inch display. Also, this display panel is sourced from Samsung Display and BOE.
In a follow-up tweet, he also mentioned that this display supports 120Hz refresh rate, something we have been seeing in new phones for fluidity and smoother navigation.
And it is 120Hz!— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 4, 2020
He has shared no other details but it is evident that the things around Pixel 5 have started to build already. Some CAD renders of the alleged Pixel 5 did appear earlier in last month, suggesting the design is quite reminiscent of Pixel 4 but nothing else surfaced again. The alleged Pixel 5 can be seen carrying dual camera setup on the back with a capacitive fingerprint scanner.
Also, a single punch hole is housed on the top left corner of the display. The associated information with those questionable renders suggested a 6.12-inch display, though. It is possible that Young has quoted for the XL model of the Pixel 5 as the screen size is pretty large.
Talking about the previously leaked render, it does not seem to be a design of a 2020 smartphone. It is possible that we saw an early render of the device. Google announces new Pixel phones in October every year and it is unlikely to see a final design this early.