Search results for

All search results
Best daily deals

Affiliate links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.

We were right: There will be three flagship Pixel 9 phones this year

New leaked renders show the Pixel 9, while previous renders were for the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL instead.
By

Published onMarch 27, 2024

TL;DR
  • New leaked renders show the Pixel 9, the smallest of three phones in Google’s 2024 Pixel 9 series.
  • With this new leak, OnLeaks has clarified that the previously leaked renders of the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro are instead of the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL, respectively.
  • We leaked the presence of three phones in the Pixel 9 series back in 2022.

It’s been a few months since the first renders for the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro were leaked. But in an interesting twist of events, it turns out our leaked Pixel roadmap from 2022 was right all along. Today, there is a new leaked render of the Pixel 9, marking it as the third device in Google’s Pixel 9 series for 2024, which means the previous renders showed the Pixel 9 Pro and a new Pixel 9 Pro XL instead.

Let’s start with the new render first.

Leaked Pixel 9 renders

Trusted leaker Steve ‘OnLeaks‘ Hemmerstoffer (via 91mobiles) has shared CAD renders of the Pixel 9, showcasing the device from all sides.

The leaked render shows us that the Pixel 9 will look very similar to the leaked renders of the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL. Google appears to have a unified design language for the Pixel 9 series, featuring flat edges, a prominent rear camera bar, and a center-mounted punch-hole cutout. The model in these renders has a Black color scheme.

What could set the Pixel 9 apart are the two cameras on the rear of the device, while the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL come with three rear shooters.

Addressing the elephant in the room, what is the Pixel 9 Pro XL? Hemmerstoffer’s previous leaks were originally for the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro, but the leaker has now issued a correction. Those leaks are instead for the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL, respectively.

The leak also reveals that the phone will pack a 6.03-inch screen size, making it slightly smaller than the Pixel 9 Pro’s apparent 6.1-inch display. The sources note that the phone measures 152.8 x 71.9 x 8.5mm, which is exactly the same as the Pixel 9 Pro. We’ve asked Hemmerstoffer about these dimensions, and he confirmed that the Pixel 9 will indeed have the same dimensions as the Pro device.

Not the first time we’ve heard about a Pixel 9 trio

This corroborates our Pixel roadmap leak from 2022. Back then, we mentioned that the Pixel 9 could have a 6.1-inch display similar to the Pixel 8. The Pixel 9 Pro with the codename “caiman” would have all the expected Pro Pixel features in a smaller 6.3-inch display and correspondingly sized body. Then there would be the larger Pixel 9 Pro XL with the device codename “komodo” and a 6.7-inch display.

When the CAD renders leaked this year, we emphasized the possibility of a misinterpretation, as our previous leak indicated that Google wanted to mimic Apple’s successful sizing strategy. Google would like to have a powerful Pro phone that isn’t very large, and today’s new render and resultant clarifications have essentially corroborated our leak from 2022.

Are three flagship Pixels better than two?

3167 votes
Got a tip? Talk to us! Email our staff at news@androidauthority.com. You can stay anonymous or get credit for the info, it's your choice.

You might like