More detailed Pixel 6 renders show off camera design, display specs

May 21, 2021 by No Comments

The Pixel 6 leaks are coming in fast and furious. After leaker Jon Prosser debuted the new Pixel 6 design last week, another source has come forward corroborating the design: OnLeaks. The venerable leaker has produced renders for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with new details and specs. OnLeaks has an excellent track record with making accurate early renders, especially for Pixel devices. These renders are based on CAD files that OnLeaks has somehow acquired; the files are usually passed around early so accessory manufacturers can be ready for launch.

OnLeaks says the bigger Pixel 6 (watchers have taken to calling it the “Pro” model) has a 6.67-inch display with curved sides on the left and right. Prosser’s render does not offer information on the camera system and simply shows three placeholder lenses on the “Pro” model. OnLeaks pegs one of the cameras as being a periscope telephoto lens but doesn’t have details on the other two. Besides the three cameras and an LED flash, we see three sensors sprinkled around the camera bump, along with one microphone just above the LED flash.

A normal triple-camera layout would include a main “wide-angle” camera, a telephoto camera, and an ultra-wide-angle camera—that’s probably a safe assumption here. Those two sensors right above the first two camera lenses also look a lot like the layout for a laser autofocus system.

OnLeaks provides “rough” measurements down to the tenth of a millimeter; the bigger model is 163.9 mm x 75.8 mm and 8.9 mm thick in most of the body, or 11.5 mm thick if you include the camera bump. The camera bump does look very tall.

The smaller Pixel 6 gets two rear cameras and a flat, 6.4-inch display. OnLeaks’ renders show measurements of 158.6 mm x 74.8 mm x 8.9 mm and 11.8 mm thick, including the camera bump. OnLeaks says both models will have wireless charging, an in-screen fingerprint reader, stereo speakers (a bottom-firing speaker and the earpiece), and a USB-C port.

We still have no idea what the specs are, except that the phones will reportedly feature Google’s custom “Whitechapel” SoC. The Pixel 4 was a high-end phone but was poorly received inside and outside of Google. It was pulled from the market quicker than any other Pixel, after just nine-and-a-half months. The Pixel 5 subsequently switched to being a mid-range phone instead of a premium flagship. It’s not clear where Google wants to position the Pixel 6, but periscope cameras are usually reserved for high-end devices.

These phones have been rendered to death, so we can now start the countdown for hands-on photos.

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