* Google Pixel Fold is likely to come at a starting price of $1,799
* Its outer display will have a centrally aligned punch hole
* Pixel Fold’s home screen shown to get a Pixel Launcher
* Google Pixel Fold is expected to launch at I/O 2023.
* The new foldable phone is likely to be powered by the Tensor G2 chip.
* A 5.8-inch outer display and a 7.6-inch folding main display are also expected.
An official-looking image of the Google Pixel Fold has just been leaked! It is the first image that shows off the striking details of the upcoming foldable phone. And this might be your very first pre-release official look at the device.
Google Pixel Fold is expected to launch soon in the market. It is being speculated that the company may unveil the Pixel Fold at the upcoming Google I/O, scheduled for May 2023. However, Google is yet to confirm any detail officially.
However, despite no official announcement, there has been a number of rumours about the purported smartphone.
A recent leak by a popular tipster, displaying the design renders of the Pixel Fold, has provided new insights into the smartphone‘s cover design.
The images shared tipster Evan Blass (Twitter @evleaks) on a personal Twitter account, through 9to5Google, appear to be taken from a press render that the company could use for marketing. The leaked image shows the Pixel Fold’s outer display with a centrally aligned punch hole, the Pixel Launcher home screen with themed icons, Google’s stock apps, and a blurred At a Glance widget.
Additionally, the smartphone appears to have a wider aspect ratio and a thinner hinge. In the shared images, the Pixel Fold seems to be a lighter black colour variant.
Previously, the US pricing and full specifications of the Google Pixel Fold were leaked through a YouTube video. The phone is tipped to cost $1,799 (roughly Rs. 1,47,000) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant and $1,919 (roughly Rs. 1,57,500) for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage option. The handset is said to be available for pre-orders from May 10 via Google Store.
This is the Google Pixel Fold
As per the images, the Google Pixel Fold looks akin to the OPPO Find N smartphone — with a shorter but broader display profile than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series. The external display looks crisp, with minimal borders, while the hinge itself also looks sleek. The rear camera unit carries a design language that is similar to the Pixel 7 series of smartphones but carries what appears to be a rear-facing microphone unit as well.
However, this is all that the fresh set of renders shows of the smartphone, and there are no views of the internal folding display. This pairs with a previous real-world video of the smartphone, which showed how the device may look in hand.
The Pixel Fold images shared by Blass give us a clear glimpse of what Google’s own interpretation of foldable phones will look like. The device is expected to be powered by the Tensor G2 custom chip by Google that also powers the Pixel 7 lineup, and features a 5.8-inch display on the outside that folds out to reveal a 7.6-inch folding display on the inside. The device is tipped to weigh over 280 grams, which is expected given that it is a folding device, and is also expected to offer a claimed battery life of 24 hours.
Google Pixel Fold Specifications (Expected)
The Pixel Fold will reportedly sport a 7.6-inch inner display with a 1,840 x 2,208 pixels resolution, a 6:5 aspect ratio, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The outer display is expected to be a 5.8-inch OLED panel with a 1,080×2,092 pixels resolution. The handset is tipped to be powered by Google’s Tensor G2 SoC, coupled with a Titan M2 security chip and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
Other leaked details suggest a triple rear camera unit on the smartphone, led by a 48-megapixel primary wide-angle lens. The other two lenses on the Pixel Fold rear could include a 10.8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 10.8-megapixel dual PD telephoto lens.
GOOGLE PIXEL FOLD SPECIFICATIONS
|Processor||Google Tensor G2|
|Rear Camera||48 MP + 10 MP + 10 MP|
|Front Camera||10 MP|
|Display||7.6 inches (19.3 cm)|
|Launch Date||May 10, 2023 (Unofficial)|
|Operating System||Android v13|
|Chipset||Google Tensor G2|
|CPU||Octa core (2.85 GHz, Dual core, Cortex X1 + 2.35 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A78 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)|
|Screen Size||7.6 inches (19.3 cm)|
|Resolution||1840 x 2208 pixels|
|Pixel Density||378 ppi|
|Bezel-less display||Yes with punch-hole display|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Resolution||48 MP f/1.7, Primary Camera(2″ sensor size)10 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
10 MP f/3.0, Telephoto Camera
|Sensor||IMX787, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||8000 x 6000 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom
Touch to focus
|Resolution||10 MP f/2.2, Primary Camera|
|Quick Charging||Yes, Fast|
|Internal Memory||256 GB|
|Storage Type||UFS 3.1|
Network & Connectivity
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: eSIM|
|Network Support||5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G|
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 5GHz|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Audio Jack||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||Side|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
Faqs on Google Pixel Fold
1) Expected Features of Google Pixel Foldable?
Ans) Although there is little about the foldable smartphone that can be said with certainty, its features have been revealed by the tipsters who have claimed that the handset might feature a 7.57 inch inner display while the outer folded display might be 5.78 inch and also come with an ultra-thin glass cover.
It may also have a triple rear shooter with an IMX787 primary sensor, an S5K3J1 telephoto shooter and an IMX386 ultra-wide secondary camera while the foldable smartphone’s outer display with have an S5K3J1 telephoto selfie shooter as well.
Again, while not specified, the names of the foldable smartphones are said to be Pixel Notepad and Pixel Fold, which has to be confirmed by official sources, including its manufacturing details, which might be done by Foxconn China.
2) What is Google Pixel Fold rumored release date?
Ans) The Google Pixel Fold’s release date has long been open to speculation, now Front Page Tech has said it could launch in May 2023 along with the Pixel Tablet.
For what it’s worth that would line up with Google’s annual developer conference. And Google 1/0 2023 is slated for May 10.
It’s not unusual for Google to show off upcoming hardware at Google I/O. At the 2022 edition, we saw previews of the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 phones.
Display analyst Ross Young has suggested the Pixel Fold could arrive in the first quarter of 2023, at least going by his forecast of panel shipments and production.
Now that we’re in March, this seems like a longshot, but hopefully, we’ll see the Pixel Fold next year before the summer comes calling.
If you want yet another opinion, another source claims the Pixel Fold could instead arrive in late summer/early fall.
That would coincide with the likely launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 5, but is far later than either of the other two sources are saying.
3) What is Google Pixel Fold price?
Ans) Some rumors indicate that the Pixel Fold could cost less than the Galaxy Z Fold line, while others say that it could as much as Samsung’s top tier foldables.
Front Page Tech has just said that the Pixel Fold could cost as much as $1,799 which is much more expensive than the Pixel 7 series and as much as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
9to5Google earlier reported that the Pixel Fold could cost less than the Galaxy Z Fold line, and more specifically around $1,400, which would be a welcome move.
Right now, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the most expensive foldable you can get, costing $1,799.
Flip phones like the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 or Motorola Razr 5G are a little more affordable at $999 and $1,399, respectively – affordable being a relative term in this case.
Google’s approach with its most recent Pixel phones has been to undercut the competition, with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro both very competitively priced.
In fact, we think it’s one of the ways the Google Pixels beat the current iPhone and Galaxy phones.
4) What is Google Pixel Fold design?
Ans) Going by the rumors thus far, the Google Pixel Fold could look a lot like a thicker Google Pixel7 Pro from the outside, and then fold out like a Galaxy Z Fold 4 to reveal its larger internal display.
But unlike the latter phone, the Pixel Fold could have a shorter but wider outside display, offering a look that’s not too far away from the Oppo Find N.
New Google Pixel Fold renders seemingly based on leaked information, showcase this design and hint at a folding phone that sits between the Find N and Galaxy Z Fold 4, although one that will apparently weigh a lot more than either model.
A later plastic dummy of the Pixel Fold, presumably based on these leaks, was later revealed, showing how the design looks in reality, albeit with some of the features missing.
One Reddit user also claims to have seen the Pixel Fold in use on the New York Subway.
While the images they shared were inconclusive, it’s claimed that the phone has a block-shaped camera module similar to that seen in renders and on other Pixel phones.
Apparently the foldable Pixel will feature a 7.69-inch inner display and a 5.79-inch outer display, and measure 158.7 × 139.7 × 5.7mm (6.2 × 5.5 × 0.2 inches) when unfolded, or 8.3mm deep (0.3 inches) if you include the Pixel 7-style shiny metal camera bar.
And it’ll supposedly be available in either silver or black.
Developer Kuba Woiciechowski has leaked key display details of the Google Pixel Fold noting the resolution of the inner display is expected te be 2208 × 1840.
This is extremely close to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 specs as well that has a 7.6-inch inner display.
The inside display will also reportedly have a 120Hz refresh rate, although the leaker is not certain about this. In terms of brightness, we could see the display get 1200 nits of peak brightness with an average brightness of 800 nits.
One rumor suggests that the Pixel Fold could have a novel solution to avoiding the notch.
The rumor suggests it could have the camera on the bezel of the phone or it could do away with a camera altogether when the phone is opened out.
This rumor seems to have substance. Google’s latest patents show an in-bezel camera instead of a notch or pinhole.
This means that the Pixel Fold could opt to forgo the under-display camera at the expense of having as little bezel as possible.
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