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Leaked OnePlus 7 concept shows striking resemblance to the Google Pixel 6

Leaked OnePlus 7 concept. (Source: Industrial Designer-Haoran)
Leaked OnePlus 7 concept. (Source: Industrial Designer-Haoran)
Google's new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been hailed for a design that deviates from the current industry norm. Well, it appears that design may not be as novel as thought, as a new leak shows a OnePlus 7 from 2018 that looks identical to the just-revealed Pixel 6.

Google unveiled its upcoming flagship handset, the Pixel 6, last week. The phone has generally been hailed as sporting an impressive design that deviates from the current market trend but it appears that design isn't as groundbreaking as some would think.

A new leak has revealed the original concept of what was to be the OnePlus 7, and the images show a phone that bears a striking resemblance to the new Pixel 6 series. Seeing as the OnePlus 7 series was released in 2019—the poster claims it was designed in 2018, even—it's deducible that Google likely copied some part of its homework from the Chinese company.

One must question why OnePlus ditched this design in favor of what it finally went with on the OnePlus 7. While the OnePlus 7's design was never considered to be poor, it does lack character when compared to the concept shown here. It's also a bit curious that this image has only just surfaced after the unveiling of the Pixel 6, but that's a story for another day.

The OnePlus 7 concept was designed in 2018.
The OnePlus 7 concept was designed in 2018.
OnePlus 7 concept.
OnePlus 7 concept.
The Pixel 6.
The Pixel 6.
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Ricci Rox, 2021-08- 8 (Update: 2021-08- 8)