After getting our first clear look at the Google Pixel 5 last month, we're now getting to see the front of Google's next flagship.
New photos have leaked that show off the front and back of the Pixel 5. In the images from Jose Antonio Ponton, we can see a square rear camera bump with two cams, a flash, and another sensor, plus a fingerprint reader all on the backside.
The back of the device also has a weird logo instead of a "G", indicating that this is a prototype Google device. We can also see "R3 EVT" on a sticker on the phone's rear. This means it's an "Engineering Validation Test" model, again indicating that this unit is a prototype.
Around front is a hole-punch display that looks similar to the Pixel 4a. The bezels appear to be a bit slimmer than those on the Pixel 4a, though, especially the bottom bezel.
Interestingly, the "About phone" screen of this refers to the device as "Pixel 5s". Android Central's Alex Dobie reports that Google had originally planned for the device codenamed "bramble" to be Pixel 5 and the phone codenamed "redfin" to be the Pixel 5s, but that those plans changed and now they are the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, respectively.
So what we're probably looking at in these leaked photos is a Pixel 5 running some older firmware.
Also worth pointing out is that according to XDA-Developers' Mishaal Rahman, the IMEI of this leaked device points to a Pixel 5 with the model number GD1YQ. We told you last month that a Google device with the model number GD1YQ and support for both sub-6GHz 5G and mmWave 5G had passed through the FCC and that it was likely the Pixel 5.
Google will likely officially reveal both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G at an event in early October. We already know both devices will launch this fall and that the Pixel 4a 5G will cost $499, but we should get more concrete information in around a month.