Allegedly, there are 3 prototypes that are being worked on (this is not a first for Google), and one of them was leaked. A render was quickly made and we were presented this... funny-looking camera module.
Google is no stranger to making strange design decisions. Some hate that, some applaud that — it's always nice to see someone walking off the beaten path. But the risk of traveling into uncharted territories is that sometimes, you might fail (*ahem* Pixel3XLnotch *ahem*). So, if this thing we saw actually turns out to be real... how would you feel about that?