A rather large ‘forehead’ with lots of tech inside
Kicking things off with a look at the front of these two smartphones, recent reports suggest the devices will adopt razor-thin side bezels and an impressively-thin chin. Towards the top, though, Google is said to be embracing a rather large ‘forehead’ because it has plans to include quite a bit of technology.
A diamond-like camera layout inside a square bump
Moving over to the rear, today’s concept renders embrace the square-shaped camera module that is now said to be a part of the flagship devices. However, unlike Steve Hemmerstoffer’s renders that didn’t show the cameras themselves, these ones envision a new diamond-like layout that’s based on the most recent information.
The bottom of the camera area, as clearly shown, is set to house the company’s usual dual-LED flash. This should be accompanied by a small microphone hole that’s barely noticeable and two cameras slightly higher up that sit on either side of the module.
The benefits of this technology remain unclear at the moment but these sensors are typically capable of registering information that isn’t visible to the human eye such as x-rays, ultraviolet, and infrared. In practice, all of this could mean improved low-light shots thanks to the added data in conditions where standard RGB sensors can’t see much. Additionally, spectral sensors are often capable of capturing depth data for each pixel and differentiating materials, meaning that better portrait images with a more natural and accurate blur could be on the cards.
On an unrelated design note, some of you may have noticed that one of the renders includes Google’s two-tone rear while the other one doesn’t. That’s because, at this point in time, it’s unclear if the internet giant plans on retaining its unique look.