Yesterday, we got a glimpse of the upcoming Google Pixel 9 Pro through CAD-based renders, and now it’s the turn of its smaller and more budget-friendly counterpart, the standard Pixel 9, to take the spotlight.
Notably, the Pixel 9 showcases a rear camera setup with three lenses, including a periscope zoom lens, representing a significant improvement from the Pixel 8.
Another noticeable change is the adoption of ‘flat sides,’ a trend popularized by Apple, replacing the curved frame of the Pixel 8.
The camera island has also transformed, featuring an oval shape that almost spans the entire width of the phone, departing from the spill-over design of the Pixel 8.
Despite these changes, the metallic material maintains a semblance of the familiar Pixel aesthetics, ensuring a unique design identity. On the front, symmetrical bezels, a flat-screen, and a centered punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera mark notable improvements.
The projected dimensions for the Pixel 9 are 152.8 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, with a thickness of 12 mm including the camera bump.
This makes it slightly taller, wider, and sleeker compared to its predecessor. The device is expected to feature a 6.1-inch display, marginally smaller than the Pixel 8, suggesting a potential adjustment in aspect ratio.
Despite the design changes, the Pixel 9 retains its distinctive Pixel identity. The official launch is still several months away, typically occurring in the fall of each year.