Major Google Pixel 9 Leak Hints at New Design – and Teases a Pro XL Model

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We might have just caught our first glimpse of the highly anticipated Google Pixel 9, slated for release later this year. The leak not only hints at a fresh design but also tantalizes us with the possibility of a new Pro XL model.

Design Changes

Shared by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer (also known as OnLeaks) via 91mobiles, the Pixel 9 takes a page from the iPhone playbook. Say goodbye to the curved sides of the Google Pixel 8 and older models; the Pixel 9 opts for a more iPhone-like flat design. But the most noticeable alteration lies in the rear camera bump.

The iconic Pixel camera setup, stretching across the back of the phone since the Pixel 6, has transformed. Instead of the familiar elongated island, it now sports a pill-shaped configuration. While this change may raise some eyebrows, it still accommodates two cameras, consistent with previous base Pixel models.

Key Specs

  • Display: The Pixel 9 is rumored to feature a 6.03-inch display, slightly smaller than the Pixel 9 Pro’s 6.1 inches.
  • Buttons: The power and volume buttons are expected to reside on the right side of the screen.
  • Front Camera: A hole-punch camera at the top of the display continues the Pixel tradition.

The Pro XL Surprise

But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just about the Pixel 9. The leak suggests that the Pixel 9 Pro design will also serve as the foundation for a new model: the Google Pixel 9 Pro XL. If accurate, this would mark the return of an extra-large Pixel phone, a category last seen with the Pixel 4 XL in 2019.

This development could be significant for fans of substantial handsets who appreciate the Pixel’s impressive camera capabilities and Android software. The absence of an XL model in the Google Pixel 5 lineup left some enthusiasts wanting more. Could the Pixel 9 Pro XL be the answer?

(Image credit: OnLeaks / 91Mobiles)
      !!Don’t accept it blindly!!

It’s always best to approach rumors about upcoming devices with caution until the official announcement. The leaked designs for Pixel 9 indicate that there could be some significant changes, which may not appeal to everyone. Whether you are excited about the new design or skeptical, keep an eye out for Google’s official announcement, which is sure to be exciting.


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