Google Pixel 9 Pro design leak shows off iPhone-like makeover

Anurag Singh
Pixel 8 Pro

Pixel 9 Pro will reportedly get huge design changes, including a redesigned camera module, flat frames, and a smaller display.

Google Pixel 9 Pro has leaked in new design renders, and if you think it’s too early, you’re not the only one. The search giant isn’t expected to launch the Pixel 9 series before the fall of 2024 but renders shared by YouTube channel MySmartPrice already give us a good look at its design.

The leak suggests Google has yet another design overhaul in store. The latest Pixel 8 and 8 Pro were already a big design departure, but it seems the Pixel 9 will bring even more surprising changes. The new Pixel could give off iPhone vibes with a flat frame. Google may also be planning to redesign the iconic camera bump.

Pixel 9 Pro might get smaller display & flat frames

Google unveiled a fresh look with the Pixel 6, highlighted by a distinctive visor-like camera island. The Pixel 7 continued this design but opted for a metal camera bar. The Pixel 8 series maintained the camera module, albeit with slightly less protrusion compared to the Pixel 7.

However, with the Pixel 9 Pro, Google might be planning to phase out the iconic camera bar and replace it with a rounded look that mirrors the camera cutout’s pill-shaped design. The camera island may no longer span across the whole width of the phone.

Google may also give Pixel 9 Pro flat sides, unapologetically similar to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. We don’t blame Google as this appears to be the trend in the whole industry. The latest Galaxy S24 series also features flat edges. Whether flat frames are better or not is something you’ll have to decide.

MySmartPrice, citing trusted leaker OnLeaks, claims Pixel 9 Pro will get a 6.5-inch flat display, down from 6.7 inches on the Pixel 8 Pro. We find this hard to believe because the reported dimensions of the phone have barely changed as compared to the Pixel 8 Pro.

Pixel 9 Pro measures 162.7 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm (12.0 mm when you include the camera bump), according to the report. Pixel 8 Pro, by comparison, measures 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8mm.

From what we can see in the leaked renders, the Pixel 9 Pro retains the triple camera sensors on the back. The gimmicky temperature sensor can also be seen.

Google sticks with the fall launch schedule for its phones so you can expect the Pixel 9 Pro to launch sometime in October 2024. The phones could be powered by the Tensor G4. Other improvements may also be in tow.

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