Google Pixel 9 leak reveals crucial design change that makes it look similar to the iPhone 15

A leaked image of a black Google Pixel 9 smartphone with dual cameras displayed from the front and back views.

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With the Google Pixel 9 launch set to take place towards the end of the year, leaks surrounding the upcoming smartphone are unsurprisingly starting to come out of the woodwork. This time, the latest rumor has revealed that the Pixel 9 will undergo a crucial design change that makes it look eerily similar to the iPhone 15.

That’s according to 91mobiles (via insider Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks), who shared images of the mobile phone equipped with rounded edges and the power button and volume keys placed on the right side. Though the base Pixel 9’s display will be slightly smaller than that of the iPhone 15 at 6.03 inches, the Pixel 9 Pro will mirror the Apple smartphone with a 6.1-inch screen. But as always, we wouldn’t recommend taking these details as gospel for now since Google has yet to confirm these details as of writing.

Google will reportedly release a Pixel 9 Pro XL this year

In addition to the Pixel 9’s iPhone-like design specs, the same leak included information on a larger version, the Pixel 9 Pro XL. Last released as part of the Pixel 5 series, the alleged XL variant, as you may have guessed, will provide users with a more prominent and convenient display, a longer-lasting battery, and other similarly handy features, like the iPhone’s Pro Max models. Unfortunately, specs on the upcoming Pro XL remain scarce, so you’ll have to wait until Google’s official announcement (or more leaks) arrive.

Alas, these latest leaks still haven’t provided an official release date for the Pixel 9. Luckily, it is reportedly slated for launch towards the end of 2024, so you may not have to wait long for more information. While you wait, check out our page on the Google Pixel 8a release date for details on when Google’s more affordable smartphone variant drops.

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