The Pixel 8 series, comprising of the vanilla Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, was unveiled in October at the ‘Made by Google’ event. Just recently, the first renders of the Pixel 9 Pro have surfaced online, providing a sneak peek at what could be the design of Google’s upcoming flagship. The renders indicate a departure from the design language of the past few generations, with the Google Pixel 9 Pro sporting flat edges reminiscent of iPhone models and a revamped camera bar.
Renowned leaker Steve H.McFly, also known as @OnLeaks, in collaboration with MySmartPrice, has shared alleged renders and specifications of the Google Pixel 9 Pro. The device appears to feature flat edges similar to those found on iPhone models, and the camera bar seems to have undergone a significant redesign, breaking away from its integration into the frame. The pill-shaped camera island is no longer connected to the edges of the device, exhibiting a departure from the previous design approach of the Pixel Pro models and bearing resemblance to the camera bar seen on the Pixel Fold. Additionally, three cameras are arranged side by side and encased in glass, and Google’s temperature sensor is poised to make a return with the upcoming phone.
Moving to the front of the Pixel 9 Pro, it shares similarities with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 8 series, featuring a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera and narrow bezels. The power button and volume rockers are situated on the right side of the phone, while the left side appears to feature antenna markings. Furthermore, the USB Type-C port, speaker grille, and SIM card tray are located at the bottom of the handset, with a notable change in the placement of the SIM card tray compared to the Pixel 8 Pro. The top of the phone houses the mmWave antenna cover and a microphone.
The upcoming Pixel 9 Pro is rumored to sport a 6.5-inch display and have dimensions of 162.7×76.6×8.5mm. In comparison, the Pixel 8 Pro measures 162.6×76.5×8.8mm and features a 6.7-inch display.
Google is anticipated to unveil the Pixel 9 series in October, with the handset likely to ship with Android 15 and the company’s in-house Tensor G4 SoC. Given the pace of leaks, more information can be expected in the days to come.