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Google Pixel Fold may finally launch next year

Google has made several attempts to launch its own foldable smartphone. However, these attempts never saw the light of day. At least not until now. By all indications, we’re finally about to see a Pixel Fold for the first time ever.

Since Samsung first launched the Galaxy Fold, almost all other manufacturers jumped on the idea. We’ve seen a lot of Foldables in recent years with the likes of Huawei, OPPO, Motorola, Xiaomi and many more.

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For a few years there have been rumors about new Foldables from Apple and Google. But rumors about the Google Pixel fold have become immense lately.

Google seems to have been planning this for a while. But it seems they wanted to work on the software side of large display devices first before venturing into the foldable market. A clear proof of this is the Android 12L that Google released a few months ago.

For years, both Android tablets and smartphones have been using the same Android system. But the Android 12L is purposely made for larger screen Android devices. Google has further improved it with Android 13. Now that there’s an optimized OS for larger display devices, it looks like Google is finally entering the foldable market.

After years of anticipation, we’ve finally found evidence of the Pixel Fold in the works. While the Pixel Fold is likely to use a Samsung display, it may rather take its design from the OPPO Find N with a touch of the Google Pixel 7.

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Sources also claim that the Pixel Fold will likely use Google’s latest chipset, the Tensor G2 chipset. Other leaked details have to do with the camera. The Google Pixel Fold may come with the Sony IMX787 (64 MP, 1/1.3-inch format) as the main sensor. If this rumor is true, the Pixel Fold should have a better camera than the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 7. Reports also indicate that the device will include a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide lens and, of course, a front-facing camera.

We expect both the outer screen and inner screen to be OLED at 120Hz. However, the outer screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2100. The 7.9-inch inner screen should rather have a higher resolution of 1840 x 2208.

In terms of fingerprint sensors, the Pixel Fold will likely use a side-mounted fingerprint scanner rather than an under-display fingerprint scanner in the Pixel 7 series.

Google has not yet made an official statement about this device. But we expect a response from them before late 2022 or at least early 2023. If all goes well, we should definitely see a Pixel Fold next year.

Source / Via: 9to5google.com

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