We can say with a fair degree of certainty that Google’s Pixel 5 is coming in late September or early October.
And now, thanks to rendering based on leaked information, we now have a pretty good idea of what the Pixel 5 will look like.
On the front, the Pixel 5 will have a single punch-hole selfie camera, located in the top left corner of the display, and a small chin on the bottom. On the matte-colored back, a rectangular camera bump will host three sensors and a flash. Beneath it, you’ll find a circular fingerprint scanner. Finally, the bottom of the phone hosts a USB-C connector and dual speakers.
And that’s it, more or less: No hints, really, of the rumored “premium” design compared to the Pixel 4a 5G, which is also coming this fall. In fact, aside for the extra camera sensors on the back, it’s a dead ringer for the Pixel 4a.
For an even better look, check out this 360-degree video of the rendered device.
One detail that stands out is the lack of the front-facing notch that the Pixel 4 had, which hosted a face recognition system aided by a radar sensor that also allowed for cool (perhaps not extremely useful, but cool) motion gestures. The Pixel 5 could still have camera-based face unlocking, but typically the feature works better with a radar/infrared sensor’s assistance.
Add that to the rumors about the Pixel 5 having a mid-tier, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor, and it’s clear that Google has given up on trying to place its flagship phone alongside flagships from Samsung and Apple, and opted for a mid-ranger to carry its flag instead. Which may be alright — if the price is right.
Of course, leakers are sometimes wrong, so the actual device might end up looking different than the above. We’ll likely find out in a little over a month.