Case Maker Renders The Google Pixel XL, Maybe

By 07:17 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments

Speculative renders of the 5" Google Pixel came out a while back, but our only glimpse of the 5.5" Pixel XL was a blackimage that showed only the screen.

It seems that a case maker created mockups of the Pixel XL, presumably based on schematics they received. We notice the wide cutout near the capturing camera - we wondered what that was about (no dual capturing camera was ever mentioned) and it's still not clear. Could that be the loudspeaker, so close to the camera?

Stranger still is the Home button. A Google phone hasn't had a physical key on its face since 2010's Nexus S. And it's not a fingerprint reader, that reader is clearly on the back.

Google Pixel XL... allegedly

There is an explanation for this - case makers acquire only basic schematics and they have to create sure the cases fit the phones. So this might just be a "generic phone front" image (the case doesn't need to cover the front, so the schematics may not include details on that part of the design).

Anyway, from the Pixel XL we expect a 5.5" QHD screen, a Snapdragon 820 Revision 2 (perhaps rebranded as the 821?), 4GB of RAM, 12MP capturing camera on the back and 8MP on the front.

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