Google just released the first beta of the Android 13 platform, and developers have already discovered code pointing to a few upcoming devices: the rumored foldable Pixel and a new “Pro” tablet (through android police).
In a thread on twitter, developer Kuba Wojciechowski shares screencaps with code referencing the expanded and folded states of a device called “Felix”. It also lists the cameras that the device uses, which may include a 64-megapixel (MP) Sony IMX787 primary sensor and a 10.8MP Samsung S5K3J1 telephoto lens on the back of the phone. The device could also include an 8MP Sony IMX355 sensor (the same one used by the Pixel 6A) on the inside and another Samsung S5K3J1 on the front.
According to the code, the camera setup is as follows: back of the phone: IMX787 main, S5K3J1 tele, IMX386 ultrawide. The inner camera is an IMX355 from the Pixel 6 and the outer sensor on the front is another S5K3J1. This is a fairly comprehensive setup, fitting for a premium device.
— Kuba Wojciechowski⚡ (@Za_Raczke) September 8, 2022
The dual camera system on the back of the foldable camera attaches claims the device can be folded horizontally like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. Last year it looked like Google was also working on a device that folds clamshell-style, but animations found in Android 12L and an icon in Google’s camera app point to a phone that folds up like a book.
In addition to digging up details about Google’s upcoming foldable version, Wojciechowski also saw references to a “Pro” tablet, called “t6pro” or “tangorpro.” Google has confirmed it is working on an Android tablet at I/O in May, and developers have since discovered that “t6” and “tangor” refer to the device. But seeing the “pro” name attached to these code names could indicate that Google is also working on a more advanced version of the tablet. As indicated by 9to5Googlethe code doesn’t reveal much other than the fact that the two devices will use different rear cameras.
These findings come just under a month away from Google’s Pixel launch event on October 6, where we’ll see the debut of the Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and new Nest devices. However, we don’t expect the rumored tablet or foldable to show up at the event – the Pixel tablet isn’t expected to release until 2023, and rumors suggest the foldable Pixel has been delayed until next year.
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