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[Update – More Renders] Google Pixel 5 has a punch-hole design & rear fingerprint scanner



UPDATE (August 21) – OnLeaks shared some high-quality CAD renders of the Google Pixel 5 in collaboration with PriceBaba

These show the same design as revealed by the previous CAD renders but this time, we can notice that the back panel has a Sandstone-like finish for a better grip & fewer fingerprints. Also, the camera setup has an extra sensor along with the two cameras but we are not sure what type of camera sensor this is.

Jon Prosser from FrontPageTech has already revealed the September 30th launch date & the Black & Green color options for the Pixel 5.


It is not a secret anymore that Google has struggled to sell its flagship Pixel devices. In fact, the budget Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL of last year helped Google increase its smartphone sales dramatically. Maybe this is the reason we are getting rumours that Google Pixel 5 is going to be a mid-range device instead of being a flagship.

Today, a website named PigTou shared the CAD renders of Pixel 5, and these CAD renders reveal a design that we were not expecting at all for the Pixel 5.

The CAD renders reveal that Google Pixel 5 features a punch-hole design on the front & minimal bezels all around. This means Google is doing away with all the sensors & the Soli Radar Chip that were there on the top bezel of Google Pixel 4. There is a single punch-hole cutout on the top left of the display. On the rear, the camera module has a similar design as Google Pixel 4’s camera module, so this hints at similar camera specs.

While the Google Pixel 4 lacked a fingerprint scanner, the Pixel 5 has one on the rear, as per these CAD renders. The USB Type-C port along with the speaker grills is placed on the bottom. There is no headphone jack on the Google Pixel 5.

Well, if previous leaks are to be believed, the Google Pixel 5 has a mid-range chipset in the form of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 ( or 765G) instead of the flagship Snapdragon 865. As per a report by XDA, the Battery Share menu of Android 11 also hints towards Wireless Charging support for the Pixel 5.

So, if these CAD renders indeed show the final design of the Pixel 5, then what is your opinion about it? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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