New leaks appear to reveal what to expect from Google’s long-rumoured foldable phone. Leaker OnLeaks partners with the website HowToiSolve to share renders, a 360-degree video, and dimensions of the Pixel foldable device.
According to OnLeaks and HowToiSolve, the phone will apparently have a 5.79-inch cover screen and a larger 7.69-inch inner screen, meaning it will function more like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4, which has a cover screen, than the Surface Duo phones from Microsoft, who don’t have it. Expanded, Google’s device will measure “approximately” 158.7 x 139.7 x 5.7mm. For comparison, the Z Fold 4 is 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm, so the Pixel fold could be slightly larger than Samsung’s.
As for the camera, Google’s foldable camera will apparently maintain the company’s recent tradition of massive Pixel camera bumps; the renderings show a large bar along the back of the phone packed with three cameras and an LED flash. The renders also reveal a selfie camera on the front screen. And under the hood, the phone will apparently be powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chip.
The phone will apparently come in two different colors, silver and black. (Unfortunately, that may mean we don’t get any fun Google-y colors, though they might have Google-y names.)
We may not have to wait too long to try the phone for ourselves, like OnLeaks and HowToiSolve claiming that the Pixel foldable will be released in May 2023. They also say it will cost $1,799, which puts it right in line with the Z Fold 4’s starting price. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
If this phone is released – and it seems like a likely possibility given that some sort of Google foldable has appeared in Android 13 code – it would be a notable addition to Google’s growing Pixel device lineup, which includes the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro this year, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro and next year’s Pixel tablet. It also means Samsung would be facing another competitor in the foldable device space, and we’ll have to wait and see how Google’s entry into the space stacks up.
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