Exclusive new images have emerged, providing a detailed look at Google’s upcoming Pixel 9 smartphone lineup. The leaked hands-on photos, obtained by the Russian site Rozetked from an anonymous source, appear to confirm the revised design direction for the Pixel 9 series.

The photos show four rumored models – the standard Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and a larger Pixel 9 Pro XL. Rozetked claims to have had access to working models to examine their specs and hardware.

Perhaps the most striking design change is the new pill-shaped camera bar that replaces the previous horizontal camera visor. This design change was highlighted in initial leaks too. Speaking of which, the Pixel 9 and 9 Pro feature a dual rear camera setup, while the Pro and Pro XL models add a third sensor and periscope lens.

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The overall chassis appears more squared off compared to previous generations, with flatter sides and a less curved screen. However, the corners adopt a more rounded shape, akin to Apple’s iPhone design language. The publication also shared an image comparing the size difference of the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro with Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 7.

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According to the leak, screen sizes include 6.24 inches for the Pixel 9, 6.34 inches on the Pixel 9 Pro, and a larger 6.73-inch panel on the Pixel 9 Pro XL. All three main models will use 120Hz AMOLED displays.

Under the hood, the entire Pixel 9 lineup is expected to run on Google’s next-generation Tensor G4 processor, though specs were not provided. RAM will top out at 16GB for the Pro models, with 128GB of base storage.

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While Google has yet to officially acknowledge the Pixel 9, the devices are widely expected to be teased or previewed at the company’s annual I/O developer conference on May 14.

Other notable details:

  • Pixel 9 and Pro have slightly different sizes despite similar dimensions.
  • Pro models get matte glass backs and glossy frames; the standard model is the reverse.
  • Only Pro phones will include UWB (ultra-wideband) support.
  • All rear cameras on Pro models are 50MP sensors.
  • Code names: Pixel 9 (Tokay), 9 Pro (Caiman), 9 Pro XL (Komodo).

While the leak provides our best look yet at the Pixel 9 design, many details like pricing, full specs, and availability remain unknown. Google’s next-gen Pixels will face fierce competition from Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series and Apple’s upcoming flagship phone offerings, expected later this year. If you want to check out all these hands-on images, you can head to Rozetked’s website.

Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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