A foldable phone from Google isn’t exactly a new or surprising proposition. Google is developing the Android operating system, including the L version dedicated to large foldable or tablet devices. It could serve as a role model for other companies not yet in the foldable area, and could be the only such “clean” Android model on the market. The latest Pixel Fold leaks suggest that the phone will be released soon, will benefit from a wider form factor than other models on the market, and will keep the high price of the competition.
Pixel Fold will adopt a slightly different design from Samsung models
Front Page Tech has published new 3D images based on actual photos of the Pixel Fold, known inside Google as “Project Passport”. It looks like Google is taking user feedback for phones like the Galaxy Z Fold and trying to offer something more comfortable to use. Thus, the outer screen is wider, almost normal size for a smartphone. As a result, using the outer screen will no longer be complicated, with a normal-width keyboard for typing messages, for example.
On the inside, the folding screen appears to be framed in a thicker bezel, but this won’t bother you so much if it’s a consequence of the device’s widescreen. What’s more, the Pixel Fold will use a punch-hole camera, not an under-screen one, with 10-megapixel resolution, so it’s guaranteed to offer better quality than the one on the Galaxy Z Fold4, which is disappointing despite using the latest technology.
On the back, the cameras appear to be arranged in a viewfinder-style island, like the Pixel 7, with a similar camera format to the Pixel Pro.
Given that Google will consider this a “premium” model, the price is also expected to match. $1,800 would be the starting price for the Pixel Fold, meaning it will be in the same price range as Samsung’s Fold models.