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The Pixel 6 Pro could have a curved screen and a triple rear camera, new leak suggests

The Pixel 6 Pro could have a curved screen and a triple rear camera, new leak suggests

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The alleged renders show the Pixel 6 going in a bold direction

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Newly leaked renders suggest that Google isn’t playing it safe anymore with its next generation of Pixel devices.
Newly leaked renders suggest that Google isn’t playing it safe anymore with its next generation of Pixel devices.
Image: OnLeaks and digit.in

New images from reputable leaker OnLeaks (via digit.in) show what may be a bold step forward for Google’s Pixel series. The Pixel 6 Pro, as pictured in the alleged renders, could offer a 6.67-inch curved display and a rear triple-camera array — a Pixel first — including a periscope-style telephoto lens. OnLeaks later followed up via 91Mobiles with supposed renders of a smaller Pixel 6 phone.

This report also says that the 6 Pro will use an OLED screen, though there’s no confirmation of refresh rate, and will measure around 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm. It’s expected to offer dual speakers and support wireless charging — features that are both available on the Pixel 5. There are some obvious differences in design, too, with the camera array moved to a raised, horizontal stripe across the back of the device and a bright accent color on the panel above it. There’s no confirmation with this leak whether the 6 Pro will include the rumored, Google-designed “Whitechapel” SoC (system on a chip).

Renders show a rear triple-camera array including a periscope telephoto lens.
Renders show a rear triple-camera array including a periscope telephoto lens.
Image: OnLeaks and digit.in

The naming shift from “XL” to “Pro” could also indicate a new relationship between the standard and big-screen models. In previous generations (the Pixel 5 never got an XL counterpart), the XL model was a “same phone, bigger screen” affair. Ditching that moniker for “Pro” could indicate that it’s both a bigger and higher-end device.

Google has taken a conservative approach recently to its Pixel hardware and design. This hasn’t been an entirely bad thing, and it’s earned Google’s handsets a reputation for simple, affordable design with great cameras and software. But if these renders are the real deal, then the company appears to be making a move to challenge other flagships with higher-end hardware. For now, there’s no confirmed release date for the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, but we’d expect Google to stick with its typical fall timeframe.

Update, May 21st, 4.30AM ET: Added a link to the later story on the smaller Pixel 6.

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