Rumor | Pixel 5: New renders show rear fingerprint reader and possible lack of an ultra-wide-angle camera
A few days ago, Google app code revealed that the company was working on an entirely new phone that would be branded as the Pixel 4A (5G). The Pixel 5 is still on the way, however, and a new leak has shown what appears to be renders of the phone, with a few notable takeaways.
Shared by popular tipster @OnLeaks, the renders of the Google Pixel 5 show the phone with a rear capacitive fingerprint reader. There's been information that Google will ditch the short-lived Soli Radar chip for the Pixel 5, and it appears the company is choosing a return to a rear capacitive scanner, instead of an under-display sensor. Capacitive fingerprint readers are still more reliable than under-display solutions, so it's hard to complain about this choice.
The back of the phone also plays host to four sensors housed within the camera module. It would appear, however, that the Pixel 5 lacks an ultra-wide-angle camera. Using the Pixel 4 as a reference, it's easy to infer that the four circles shown in the render are for a main camera, a secondary camera—likely a telephoto, an LED flash, and what is probably a microphone.
It's interesting, however, that the shared renders have two phones labeled as the "Pixel 5 XL" and "Pixel 5 XL 5G", as information from a few days indicated that there would be no Pixel 5 XL at all. That said, it's likely these are entirely fake. You'd do well to take it all with a pinch of salt.
Because it seems the latest (and still unconfirmed) #Pixel5 leaks sowed huge confusion, these actually are the three devices floating around (with their respective dimensions and alleged moniker), compared with the (confirmed) #Pixel4a... Not sure it will help but there you go... pic.twitter.com/tzsZFRIAb9— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) July 11, 2020