Google is expected to launch its next flagship smartphones, the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro, later this year. However, some leaked renders have already given us a glimpse of what the devices might look like and what features they might offer.
According to the renders, both the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro will feature flat edges and sides, similar to the iPhone 15 series. The Pixel 9 Pro will have a 6.5 to 6.7-inch display, while the Pixel 9 will have a 6.1-inch display. Both devices will have a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera on the top center of the screen.
The most noticeable change in the design is the rear camera module, which will no longer be a long bar that spans across the width of the phone. Instead, the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro will have a pill-shaped camera island that floats on the top left corner of the back panel. The camera island will house three cameras, likely a wide, an ultrawide, and a periscope zoom lens. The Pixel 9 will be the first non-Pro Pixel phone to feature a zoom camera. A flash and temperature sensor will also be next to the camera module.
The renders also show that the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro will have a USB-C port, a SIM card tray, a speaker grille on the bottom edge, a power button and a volume rocker on the right edge, and a mmWave antenna cutout on the top edge. The left edge will be empty, with no 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro are rumored to be powered by the Tensor G4 chipset. The devices are also expected to run on Android 15, which is the next version of Google’s operating system.
The Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro renders are not official, and they may not reflect the final design and specifications of the devices. However, they give us an idea of what Google might be planning for its upcoming smartphones. The Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro are likely to be announced in October or November this year, following the tradition of previous Pixel launches.