Google is expected to release the Google Pixel 5 XL in a few month’s time. Surprisingly, there have not been many leaks and speculations regarding this smartphone. Back in February, there was a render that shows a unique triple rear camera design of this phone. However, the latest render is a far cry from what we saw in February. A couple of renders of the Google Pixel 5 XL recently surfaced on Slashleaks. The render is actually of the protective case of this device. However, this transparent protective case gives us some idea of its design.
First of all, the Slashleaks images suggest that the Google Pixel 5 XL will still use a rear fingerprint sensor. Since a circle is cut on the back of the case, its position is similar to the previous generation product (such as Pixel 3 XL). In addition, the Pixel 5 XL still seems to have a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is now rare in the high-end market segment. Considering that the Pixel 4 XL has cut off this interface, the possibility of it returning to the Pixel 5 XL is unlikely.
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According to speculations, due to the rising costs, the Google Pixel 5 series will not use the flagship Snapdragon 865. However, this series will have to make do with the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. In addition, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, its release cycle (usually around October) may have to move forward. As a new member of the Pixel series, Google Pixel 5 XL will support 5G networks and is Google’s first 5G mobile phone.
Google Pixel 5 XL Design Speculation
According to the report, the Pixel 5 XL design will feature the same “soft matte glass back with a glossy camera module”. Moreover, for the first time ever, the Pixel lineup will get a third camera sensor. The Pixel 5 XL boasts three sensors in a module housing whose exact design is still unknown. While some renders show an “elongated semi-circle” design, others show a regular “square” design. Well, if the former is the case, the company will be trying something new. However, the latter is already a popular design in the smartphone market. Meanwhile, most of the companies in the industry are going to bring a square-camera setup in 2020. It can even be the case of the Pixel 5 series if this prototype gets scrapped in the future.