18 August 2021
Google's Pixel lineup of smartphones is popular for a lot of things but product design is not one of them. It has been following a simple design approach for the last few generations that many see as "boring", especially when compared to what other Android devices are offering. But if a new leak is to be believed, all of that is about to change drastically with the next-gen Pixel launch.
Jon Prosser, a well-known tipster and host of Front Page Tech (FPT) YouTube channel, has shared a bunch of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro renders revealing the new design language. Yes, you read that right. It seems like Google is ditching the "XL" moniker for "Pro" this year. You can refer to these renders below which Prosser says have been recreated based on the real-life photos he received through one of his sources.
The first thing that you will notice straight up is the camera module design. It looks like a horizontal strip that houses camera sensors and has quite the camera bump. The Pixel 6 is shown with a dual-camera setup and the Pixel 6 Pro has three cameras on the back. Prosser says he does not have any technical specifications information about these phones. One of the renders even shows the smartphone next to the upcoming Pixel Watch.
The overall Pixel 6 design definitely makes them stand out, not only from past Pixel releases but also from other modern launches. The dual-tone color finish is still here where the two colors are separated by the camera strip. The back panel has nothing else except for the "G" logo in the center. The phone looks gorgeous even from the front where you can see a centered punch-hole and almost negligible bezels.
While you can watch the complete Prosser video below, another tipster Max Weinbach has corroborated these Pixel 6 renders. He tweeted that renders are correct but colors are not. He did not give details about the colors but considering the way leaks have started surface, we should be getting more accurate details about them in the near future.