Although it is still nine months before the release of Google’s next-generation Pixel 5 XL smartphone, the first renderings of the new device have been revealed on the web. THE CAD RENDERING SHOWS THE PIXEL 5 XL DEVICE’S UNIQUE CAMERA MODULE AND BACK, WHICH, IN ADDITION TO THE CONVENTIONAL MAIN AND TELEPHOTO LENSES, APPEARS TO ADD AN ULTRA-WIDE-ANGLE SENSOR. The exact size of the camera is not yet known, but the pixel 5 XL’s rear-image shape will be significantly different.
(From: FPT, via Neowin)
The rendering also shows that the Pixel 5 XL features matte glass backpanels (similar to the Pixel 4 series), in sharp contrast to the rear module.
Jon Prosser did not share any renderings of the Pixel 5 XL front, speculating that its design had not yet been finalized. But he added that the new machine would have a forehead similar to the Pixel 4.
The rendering is said to show one of three Pixel 5 XL prototypes that Google engineers are working on internally, but renderings of the other two designs are currently missing.
Google will finalize the final design in the coming months and make subsequent adjustments and refinements to the Pixel 5 XL.
When Google launched the Pixel 4 last year, it claimed that the telephoto lens was more practical than the ultra-wide angle, and lost more flexibility.
But now it seems the company is finally waking up and plans to improve its new Pixel 5 series smartphones this year.