Rumour | This is what the Google Pixel 5 XL apparently looks like
Google has form for "leaking" its smartphones, with the company sharing a teaser of the Pixel 4 months before it released it and its bigger sibling, the Pixel 4 XL. Separately, some leakers like OnLeaks and Evan Blass have built a reputation by revealing accurate renders or information about upcoming smartphones. Jon Prosser, of Front Page Tech, is not one of them, though.
Last year, he claimed in a "New EXCLUSIVE LEAK" that the Pixel 4 would have no physical buttons. Citing a supposedly credible source, this speculation proved well wide of the mark. Nearly a year later, Prosser has now published what he states is a "FIRST LOOK!" at the Pixel 5 XL. Purporting to have received a CAD file on which the render above is based, Prosser has seemingly decided to just show the back of the device. Specifically, a comical-looking rear camera housing.
Unsurprisingly, some outlets have anointed the render as being a "first look at the Google Pixel 5 XL". Except there is no reason to believe that this is not just another joke by someone who describes themselves as a "Professional asshole". Still, we could be wrong, although we doubt that even Google would release something this ugly.