Opinion post by
Rita El Khoury

I don’t like big phones, yet, for the past three years or so, I’ve been carrying the Pixel 6 Pro, 7 Pro, and 8 Pro as my daily drivers. Three big and chunky phones that make my wrists uncomfortable and force me to juggle my fingers any time I want to reach the top or bottom corners of the display. But I pay the price because that’s how I get Google’s excellent telephoto camera. And that’s how I get access to all the cool Pro-only features, like the manual camera mode, Video Boost, and on-device Gemini.

But rumor has it that the Pixel 9 line-up will be different this time around. Instead of one small Pixel 9 and one larger Pixel 9 Pro with all the extra bells and whistles, Google could be releasing three different models: a basic 6.03-inch Pixel 9, a relatively small 6.1-inch Pixel 9 Pro (with a telephoto lens), and a larger 6.7-inch Pixel 9 Pro XL.