Just recently, a well-trusted leaker going by the nickname Digital Chat Station shared some information on the Chinese social media website Weibo, hinting at some of Google’s plans about potentially capitalizing even more on its phone’s design.
The leaker claims that two of Google’s upcoming flagship phones — with unclear release dates — will be manufactured by the same company that makes Apple’s iPhones — Foxconn. The two phones will likely be Google’s rumored foldable phone, which currently is usually referred to as the “Pixel Notepad,” and a high-end Pixel flagship.
We already have some pretty substantial leaks regarding the foldable Google Pixel and more specific details about its cameras. What makes Mr. Chat Station’s post more intriguing, though, is the mentioned flagship Pixel phone, which is said to be made out of ceramic.
Now, Google has used all kinds of materials until now including plastic, glass, and metal, but never ceramic. There have been phones from other companies throughout the years that included ceramic as a material in their build, such as the OPPO Find X5 Pro for example. That said, it is still a rare sight to see.
The ceramic Pixel in question is stated to come with a screen that’s 2048 × 1080 in resolution, featuring a center punch-hole for the selfie camera, a 50MP main camera, a periscope zoom snapper, and the 2nd generation of Google’s Tensor chip. A Sony IMX787 64 MP sensor is also mentioned, which would supposedly be used for the regular telephoto camera.
There is the possibility that the specs and premium materials mentioned above could be the building blocks of a new premium Pixel phone that Google might be planning to release as a competitor to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, as stated by 9to5Google. Most probably that is not the upcoming Pixel 7, however.