First case for the Pixel 6 surface, has complex design that wraps around the odd camera bump

15 June 2021
The characteristic camera bump seen in multiple renders is going to cause headaches for case makers.

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  • Zeke

Now this time Pixel really looked like an Android bot. The camera bump looks like a robot's black horizontal glass that lits up two circle that will serve as eyes. I like the design! I just hope its price will not be so steep. I am really rooting for this one instead of getting a Galaxy S21 Ultra or iPhone 12 Pro Max.

  • NK

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021how is battery life of zp8? and does it overheat? tha... moreIt's not sn888 but a sOc from Google called: White Chappell this time

  • Jeremy

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021A couple thoughts: 1) If the design really is a visual r... moreI can't imagine they would return to the Nexus nomenclature, because if they did, starting with the Nexus 8, the next two years they would be calling them the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10, which had already been used as names for prior generations of tablets.

  • Anonymous

wongwatt, 16 Jun 2021Except it's the height that's the problem, pocket... morehow is battery life of zp8?

and does it overheat?

that sd888 is bad news...

  • Pleh

Depending on the headphone jack situation imma go with this or just wait it out for the Xperia 1mk3

  • Xmeansu

coy, 16 Jun 2021I am very anxious on this Pixel series like they are a hell... moreI believe the regular Pixel 6 will be similar size to the regular iphone.

  • Anonymous

A couple thoughts:

1) If the design really is a visual reference to the Nexus 6P, does that mean this is the end of the line for Pixel phones? Or will there be a Pixel 6P and then the end, followed by a total renaming of the Google phone brand? It would be awesome if they went back to the Nexus name. They could pick up where they left off and make the Nexus 8.

2) I just really hate the camera hump. Cameras are good enough these days for most people. Whatever benefits come from the extra space the hump offers, I don't care about. I want a phone that I can hold and put down on a flat surface and put in my pocket, without an awkward hump in the way or any of the bizarre camera islands that every other phone manufacturer has been embracing lately.

Jeremy, 15 Jun 2021This is a very common error people make when purely looking... moreExcept it's the height that's the problem, pockets haven't got any deeper in those years and fingers haven't lengthened to suit.
Then there's the fact that Google appear to be deliberately crippling the "small" version, Huawei can fit 7 full cameras in a smaller footprint but they have to remove the zoom?
We've all forgotten these things are supposed to be portable, the current trend for foldables, which give a tiny percentage of extra space in return for fragility and even heavier weight, demonstrates the problem perfectly.
If we don't watch out all we'll have left are huge, heavy and difficult to use devices that cost far too much.
I bought a ZenFone 8 in case you're wondering, a massive relief after the heavy slabs I've been using recently.

  • samier

wow a phone with an infrared grill πŸ˜‹ Google can it make crispy bacon?

  • coy

I am very anxious on this Pixel series like they are a hell lot of big! regular Pixel 6 with 6.4 inches?!! Whatever happened to Pixel releasing compact phones? All brands should have compact phones as part of their series. this might just be the time to switch to Apple with a heavy heart. sigh

  • Andrew

That's a 'complex design'? And 'The characteristic camera bump seen in multiple renders is going to cause headaches for case makers.' ? Huh?

You know case makers just get the dimensions of the phone, and they make a case on the design right? How is this any more complex than any other phone with a camera bump?

What's with the agenda?

  • Anonymous

Dalton, 15 Jun 2021I can go for a phone like this. 6.5 + inch, over 8 Gb for m... moreCurrently there are many phones in market which has better specs than you mentioned..

  • Dalton

I can go for a phone like this. 6.5 + inch, over 8 Gb for memory and maybe 500 Gb for storage. That would be an IPhone killer for sure

  • Niku

Qwerty, 15 Jun 2021Same, not a fan of it tooSame. It's better to buy pixel 4a for stock android experience 😌

  • Anonymous

Monty, 15 Jun 2021I wish that it has uniform bezels just like the pixel 5... ... moreThis.
The pixel 5 never interested me in particular due to it's not so great value .
But then once i've held it in my hands , there's something about it's ergonomy and uniform bezels ,it really impressed me .

  • Jeremy

lcd 82, 15 Jun 20216+ inch πŸ˜’ .. I hate this fablet trend.This is a very common error people make when purely looking at one spec to make a determination.

If I were using my old Nexus 6 with a 6" display measuring 159.3 x 83.1 x 10.2mm and pondering how manageable a phone that offers a screen 11% larger (Pixel 6 Pro at 6.67"), I'd be terrified. But with the reduction in bezel size from year to year and shift to a more slender aspect ratio, the body hasn't suffered the same increase. The Pixel 6 Pro is predicted to come in at 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm, which makes it much, much easier to hold, being substantially less wide and modestly less deep - your hand can encompass it much better.

And the Pixel 6... Predicted to come in at 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm, it is smaller in every dimension while still offering a much larger screen.

  • Anonymous

Tigolebitties, 15 Jun 2021Tbh, I'd expect the sensors to be avg (prob similar to... moreIt is GN1 or new 1/1.5" ...

  • Jeremy

Dometalican, 15 Jun 2021"There’s a hole on top of the case and it would be tem... moreBecause every other OEM is still providing a headset jack in their top models...?

  • Jeremy

Anonymous, 15 Jun 2021Better than before. But no way for me to purchase an ugly d... moreCheck the renders provided by Jon Prosser, who had them produced based on (allegedly) actual photos of the phone. In those, the bezels are tiny.

  • Jeremy

Anonymous, 15 Jun 2021Chin ese companies taking too much chipsets and launching s... moreGoogle is using their own chip (manufactured by Samsung) so shortages of Qualcomm chips will be of no impact. The only concern is Samsung's production capability.