Leaked pictures of the Google Pixel 5 Pro appear online
Supposed images of a Pixel 5 Pro have been published on /LEAKS. There is no other information to go off besides these pictures, which makes us sceptical. Additionally, the information provided by the AIDA64 screenshot also seems off. The tool reports that the device has been built on Qualcomm's Kona platform - in other words, the Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865 Plus. If it were a Snapdragon 888-powered handset, then AIDA64 should have reported it as being based on the lahaina platform. There would be no problem with releasing a device in 2021 with a Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865 Plus, but it would be an odd move for a major Android OEM like Google to do.
The photos also show that the device has no visible front-facing camera. The likes of Sparrows News believe that the absence of front-facing camera suggests that the device has an under-screen one, a technology that it is currently available on the ZTE Axon 20 5G. Incidentally, this device has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, matching the specifications reported by AIDA64. The ZTE Axon 20 5G has an under-display speaker, which the device pictured clearly lacks.
There have been rumours that Google would release a 'true flagship' in Q1 2021, but nothing else about the device has emerged since Max Weinbach mentioned it last month. Google has promised to release exciting hardware next year, so a Pixel with an under-screen camera would fit that bill. Nonetheless, there are too many irregularities with this /LEAKS post for it to be taken seriously, in our opinion.