Google Pixel Fold

Not yet announced

Add your review Help others and give your opinion

Maximum of 5 pros and/or cons

Google Pixel Fold in the news

ts Fpt Google Pixel Fold

Images of pricey Google Pixel Fold appeared

Rumors ·

With great caution, we bring you more information about Google's foldable phone. The device that was expected and then was supposedly canceled. So whether the information below is accurate remains to be seen, but we don't want to keep it from you either.

This news comes from FrontPageTech. This publication doesn't have a foolproof reputation, so read further with caution. They claim the Google Pixel Fold is real and resembles Samsung's Fold4.

Render depicting the still unannounced foldable Google Pixel Fold in Obsidian Black
This is what the Google Pixel Fold would look like

Google is said to be considering a book shape with a secondary screen on the outside and a foldable larger screen inside. FPT fails to mention how big this is. It does say that the Pixel Fold will come out in two colors; Chalk (white) and Obsidian (black). And for the astronomical amount of 1799 US dollars. A launch date is also mentioned; May 2023.

Pixel Fold specifications

Many more specifications are not given. So we will have to make do mainly with the footage. In it, we see a camera bar that is not applied to the full width but is more on the back. Google's solution previously always ensures that phones do not wobble on the table, but that does not apply to this Fold when you have it unfolded.

The unannounced Google Pixel Fold inner screen with noticeable bezels
The Pixel Fold will have visible bezels inside

We see what looks like three different cameras. What functions they have, we don't know (yet). What else stands out is the relatively large screen bezels of the foldable screen. While those on competitor Samsung are still tight against the edge, Google applies a visible bezel above and below.

Pixel Fold announcement

The source goes on to mention that the Google Pixel Fold feels remarkably heavy. Other manufacturers of foldable phones are also struggling to bring down the weight. A quarter of a kilo is no exception; you start noticing that over time when you're holding it. Whether Google manages to change this remains to be seen.

Perhaps Google will announce the Fold during Google I/O. That event is always held in May, the month the source mentions as a possible launch date.

ts Pixel Fold 9to5 Google

"Google Pixel Fold gets downgraded 12.2MP camera"

Rumors ·

The Google Pixel Fold, the company's first foldable device, expected in 2022, will not get the same powerful camera as on the Pixel 6. The Pixel Fold has to make do with the same camera sensor as the Pixel 5.

In itself, this is not a drama, because the Pixel 5 shoots pretty good photos. But the Pixel 6 with its 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor delivers much better results, so it's still a shame. Reason why Google according to 9to5Google still chooses the older 12.2MP sensor is the thickness of it.

If the Google Pixel Fold indeed has a similar design to Samsung's Fold 3 then the 2 parts cannot be too thick . The camera stripe on the Pixel 6 sticks out quite a bit and isn't quite suitable for a foldable. The two parts should preferably fold flat against each other. Although Microsoft and the Surface Duo 2 think otherwise.

Pipit vs Passport

The source of this story thinks it knows that Google is using the 12.2 MP sensor from the Pixel 5 by snooping through the source code of the Pixel camera app. In it, there would be a mention to "Pipit". A previously unknown code name. Previously, "Passport" was used to refer to Google's first foldable Pixel. Whether these are two different foldables or the same device is still unclear.

Android 12L

Besides a 12.2 megapixel main camera, the Pixel Fold has another 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and two 8 megapixel cameras, one inside and one on the outside. Whether this information is correct remains to be seen. Google recently announced Android 12L which is particularly meant for foldables. During the announcement it wrote that it is now waiting for the "next wave of foldables" for early 2022.

Video about the Google Pixel Fold

It's not the real Google Pixel Fold, this is a 3D print, but you get a good idea of the actual device

Questions and answers about the Google Fold