Google Pixel 9 Pro renders reveal a new camera module design
Flat displays are the new normal for flagships in 2024
We are still in the first month of 2024, and we have already seen some big launch events from some of the most popular Android phone makers. The Galaxy S24 series was launched by Samsung last week, and recently, the OnePlus 12 was launched globally.
Google usually launches its budget Pixel device in the first half of the year, and the premium Pixel phones in the second half. The Google Pixel 8 & Pixel 8 Pro were launched in October last year, and while there are months left for the next flagship Pixel series, the unofficial renders of the Google Pixel 9 Pro are already here!
The renders were shared by MySmartPrice, and they give us a pretty good look at the design of the phone from all angles.
As we can see, the Google Pixel 9 Pro has a flat display, something we saw on the Pixel 8 Pro as well. The display has symmetrical bezels around it, and a hole punch cutout in the center for the selfie camera.
This year, Google has gone for a flat-frame design, similar to the iPhones & the latest S24 series by Samsung. The buttons on the side are also flat.
Another big design change this year is on the rear. The previous Google Pixel phones had a camera visor that stretched across the entire width of the device. This was a pretty unique design, and the Pixel phones were easily identifiable with this camera bar. But this year, Google is moving away from this design language.
The Google Pixel 9 Pro’s camera module no longer goes from one side to the other. This is somewhat similar to the camera module of the Pixel Fold but with even more rounded corners.
The camera module has a two-tone design, and there are three camera sensors. Another thing to note is the sensor below the LED flash. It looks like the same temperature sensor that the Google Pixel 8 Pro had.
Speaking of the dimensions, the Google Pixel 9 Pro measures 162.7 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm. This 8.5mm thickness is excluding the camera module, because when included, the thickness goes up to 12mm. For comparison, the Google Pixel 8 Pro was 8.8mm thick. The display size is almost 6.5-inch, smaller than the 6.7-inch panel on the Pixel 8 Pro.
Well, that’s all we know so far about the device. It is quite early to say if this is the final design of the phone because there are still months left for the launch, and the brand might make some little design changes before the final product is unveiled.