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 emerged confirming the design: OnLeaks. The venerable leaker has done renders for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with new details and specs. OnLeaks has an excellent track record of producing accurate early renders, especially for Pixel devices. These renders are based on CAD files that OnLeaks somehow obtained; the files are usually passed early so that accessory manufacturers can be ready for launch.
OnLeaks says the larger Pixel 6 (viewers are calling it the “Pro” model) has a 6.67-inch display with curved sides on the left and right. Prosser’s render does not provide information about the camera system, simply showing three temporary lenses on the “Pro” model. OnLeaks calls one of the cameras a periscope telephoto lens, but has no details about the other two. In addition to the three cameras and an LED flash, we see three sensors scattered around the camera bump, along with a microphone just above the LED flash.
A typical three-camera layout would include a “wide-angle” main camera, a telephoto camera, and an ultra-wide-angle camera — that’s probably a safe assumption here. Those two sensors directly above the first two camera lenses also look a lot like the layout for a laser autofocus system.
OnLeaks provides “raw” measurements to the tenth of a millimeter; the larger model is 163.9mm x 75.8mm and 8.9mm thick across most of the body, or 11.5mm thick if you count the camera bump. The camera bump looks very high.
The smaller Pixel 6 gets dual cameras on the back and a flat 6.4-inch screen. OnLeaks renders show dimensions of 158.6mm x 74.8mm x 8.9mm and 11.8mm thick, including the camera bump. OnLeaks says both models have wireless charging, an on-screen fingerprint reader, stereo speakers (a speaker on the bottom and the earpiece), and a USB-C port.
We still have no idea what the specs are, other than that the phones will reportedly include Google’s custom “Whitechapel” SoC. The Pixel 4 was a high-end phone, but it was poorly received inside and outside Google. It was taken off the market faster than any other Pixel, after just nine and a half months. The Pixel 5 then switched to a mid-range phone instead of a premium flagship. It’s not clear where Google plans to position the Pixel 6, but periscope cameras are mostly reserved for high-end devices.
These phones are dead, so we can now start the countdown for hands-on photos.