Oct 15th, 2021

As if things couldn’t get any worse for Google, another set of leaks for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have appeared. First, we saw some leaked promotional ads for the devices, each giving us a glimpse at Magic Eraser, the new Security settings page, and more. Now, @evleaks is back again with a bunch of lifestyle photos, along with high-resolution renders of the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and their cases.

If you were hoping for a Pixel 6 Mini of any kind, you might want to stick with the Pixel 5 or even the Pixel 5a. Now that we can actually see the phones in the hands of people, it’s clear that both of these phones are going to look and feel enormous. This won’t be much of a change if you’re coming from something like the OnePlus 9 Pro or Galaxy S21 Ultra. But if you are upgrading from the Pixel 5 to the Pixel 6, it’s going to be quite a jump.

In addition to seeing how the devices actually look in the real world, the images also show off the different color ways available for each device. This gives us a good idea of what the different colors will look like in the real world, versus just fancy-looking renders. Unfortunately, the lifestyle images only show off the back of the phone, leaving us to go back to the aforementioned ads to see the screen in a “real world” situation.

We’ve already seen renders of the devices, but Blass provided some hi-res ones for us to ogle at until we can get these in our hands. More importantly, we also are getting a look at the different cases that will be available for both the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The colors will match up perfectly with each device, but the real story is how Google is handling the cutout for the camera bar. Essentially, we’re going to have a massive cutout with just a little bit of plastic holding the top and bottom portions of the case together.

This latest round of leaks confirms that Google is ditching the popular fabric cases, opting instead for these plastic or TPU cases instead. It’s rather disappointing that Google opted for this, but it feels as though the company is trying to provide a clear break between the old Pixel phones and the new Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

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