Now that we’re done with one big unit from the top Android players, it is on to the next. Luckily enough, a tweet from a tech reporter, Jon Prosser, is here to shift our focus from the amazing S20 lineup to what we may expect next. This is not the OnePlus series or Huawei’s next lineup, nope. This is the upcoming Pixel 5.
While yes, that introduction was a little hyped up, but it is still too early to be stumbling upon Pixel news. The device, which is Google’s flagship, is the last one to the party. Additionally, we just saw Google’s device a couple of months ago, in the latter half of 2019. The tweet from Jon Prosser poses an idea, incepting us carefully, shifting our focus.
Prototype Pixel 5 render, front and back.
Forehead is slightly smaller than Pixel 4 – still giving room for the Soli Radar system.
I still hope this isn’t the final design.
Think it looks better in white? pic.twitter.com/lOtQkyY5fY
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 20, 2020
As seen above in the tweet, the tech reporter has attached an image for the render of the next Pixel Device. For now, we set aside the fact that it is still way too early for something so concrete and focus one what we can see.
About the Render
Firstly, the huge forehead. While companies like Samsung and OnePlus are trying to reduce the screen to body ratio, Google is going logo with that forehead. Not only that, but the sensors included for that forehead is only drive the price of the device up. The tweet states that the forehead is smaller but it is still too big for 2020 standards. The back, on the other hand, does look quite up to date. A clean design with an unorthodox camera setup on the back. Don’t think this device would make much time without being made into a meme.
Lastly, let’s talk about the legitimacy of the leak. Yes, we do live in an age where leaks have sort of ruined the suspense there was. But even for that, it is still a bit too early for a “final” design. Even the reporter states that in the tweet. Readers should take this with a grain of salt since Jon posted renders of a Pixel 4 Ultra last year as well. We all know how that didn’t quite pan out. Still, it is nice to start some hype for the device though.