We rate this rumor a 8 out of 10 on our confidence scale. The reason we are subtracting two points is due to the fact that we are not confident our source material reflects a fully finalized design. As such, there is a possibility that small changes may still occur before the phone makes it into production, as we don't expect Google to announce this device before October. Still, we are exceptionally confident that this image represents the overall look and feel of Google's new smartphone, even if some small elements may not end up being representative of the final product.
The device, codenamed 'taimen', is said to manufactured by LG and features a 6-inch display with a 2:1 aspect ratio, minimal bezels, and rounded corners. The fingerprint scanner now sits below the glass 'window' at the top of the phone. There's a wide speaker grille at the top and no noticeable antenna bands.
One distinguishing feature is the purported ability to squeeze the frame to interact with Google Assistant.
It's unclear when Google is planning to unveil the new device but we'll let you know when it does. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.