Google Pixel Fold — news and rumor mills


A look at the most recent Google Pixel Fold rumours and reports.

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However, the Google Pixel Fold is still only speculation, as Google has yet to confirm or deny any intentions for a foldable phone. Yet the rumour mill continues to whirl and spew forth supposed leaks and claims about the “Pixel Fold.”

According to these morsels of knowledge, the Pixel Fold is expected to appear sooner rather than later, which makes sense since the foldable phone market is increasing.


Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel Fold and the company’s foldable aspirations so far.

The speculated release date of the Google Pixel Fold

Google’s Pixel Fold project may have been shelved, according to recent speculations. However, the verdict is still out on this, particularly as the Pixel Fold rumours continue to roil the waters..

Ross Young, a display specialist, claims that Google will release the phone in the fourth quarter of 2022, after commencing assembly in the third quarter of the year. That might imply that Google’s first ever foldable phone isn’t that far away, but it could also mean that the more conventional Pixel 7 that’s expected to be released at the same time may be overshadowed by it.


Now that laptops and other foldable gadgets are being shown out, it seems sense that Google will jump into the foldables game. A YouTube ad touting Google’s applications’ compatibility with Samsung’s new foldable phones also suggests that the search giant is paying attention to foldables, which makes sense.

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In spite of the lack of concrete information, 9to5Google claims that the Pixel Fold will cost less than the Galaxy Z Fold series, and in particular about $1,400. This would be a very welcome development.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 costs $1,799, making it the most costly foldable on the market right now. While the latest Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Motorola Razr 5G are more expensive ($1,399 and $999, respectively), flip phones like these are more inexpensive.

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Rather than competing on pricing, Google’s strategy with its most recent Pixel phones has been to undercut its rivals. For this reason alone, we believe that the Google Pixels are superior than the current crop of iPhone and Samsung smartphones.

Is the Pixel Fold capable of doing this? After all, Samsung’s newest product, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, is $200 less expensive than its predecessor.

Calling the new Google Pixel Fold the Pixel Notepad is a bold move.

Google’s Pixel Fold might be known as the Pixel Notepad, according to a rumour from 9to5Google. We’d expect Google to allow stylus input if this is true, but for now, we’ll have to wait and see. In the same source, it’s said that Google has also considered the moniker “Logbook,” but perhaps it’s out of the running as well.


The Google Pixel Fold’s design

Android 12L’s animations provide us the greatest picture of what the Pixel Fold may look like. To illustrate a folding phone that may be based on the Pixel Fold, this Android version employs abstract images. If that’s the case, we may expect a book-fold gadget with a complete outside display and a large interior display to be released soon.. The gadget doesn’t resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in terms of its height and thinness, instead resembling the squarer Oppo Find N.

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According to patent filings by Google, the company’s design designs for the Pixel Fold mostly originate from various foldable device patents. When the gadget is opened up, a bigger screen can be seen, as well as the option to pull out a second display for more screen space. Another patent hints to a foldable that can fold in three different directions.

In the end, we don’t know whether these ideas will ever come to fruition since patents may protect goods that never come to fruition. According to these papers, it seems that whatever Google is working on has more in common with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and its ability to expand into a bigger display.


A new report claims that Google has signed a contract with Samsung to get foldable OLED panels. This just serves to increase the rumours. There are several phones produced by Samsung’s competitors, including Apple, that have displays supplied by the company. In the initial story, it is said that Google has bought 7.6-inch screens, which is the same size as the internal display of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Google’s Pixel Fold is expected to have a 7.6-inch display, according to The Elec, a new report.

As previously reported, Samsung will provide Google with its ultra-thin glass layer, which is critical to the durability of Samsung’s own foldables as well. According to reports, the display will use LTPO technology, allowing it to scale up to 120Hz.


Waqar Khan, the Pixel Fold’s designer, has created a number of concept designs for the device, with the most recent taking influence from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Pixel 6. An exterior display folds up to expose the bigger screen, exactly like the fold, in Khan’s concept design As a result, Google decided to use a horizontal camera array on the rear of the phone for the Pixel 6.

Camera specifications for the Google Pixel Fold.

We anticipate the Pixel Fold, which is expected to debut soon, will maintain the tradition of previous Pixel smartphones as one of the greatest photography phones available.

For the Pixel Fold, this does not always imply an abundance of lenses. Until recently, Google has resisted the addition of additional cameras to its devices, with only the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G each having a primary lens and an ultrawide camera, along with a front-facing camera. However, Google seems to prefer a less-is-more strategy, opting instead to concentrate on giving the finest post-processing software to produce better images, depending on the design of the Pixel Fold


According to data uncovered in the Google Camera app, the Pixel Fold will include a single 12MP rear-facing camera and two 8MP front-facing ones. The single 12MP sensor is unimpressive in comparison to the three rear cameras of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, with to Google’s software capabilities, the Pixel Fold may still shoot the finest images of any foldable device..

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It’s unclear how the two front-facing cameras will be placed. Having one on the front with an exterior display and another inside on the main unfolded display would seem to be the obvious solution. However, if the Pixel Fold simply has a single screen, the two cameras may serve as a primary and ultrawide pair.

It would make sense for Google to employ its own Tensor chip to power the Pixel Fold’s CPU.


Even though it’s not as strong as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s, the processor used in the current Pixel phones is still powerful enough. Even yet, having it as part of the Pixel Fold and allowing the phone’s features and capabilities to be tailored to a user’s specific requirements, makes sense.

According to recent reported benchmarks, the Pixel Fold is running a chipset with eight cores and a clock speed ranging from 1.8GHz to 2.8GHz, which is the same as the Tensor processor. The Mali-G78 GPU and 12GB of RAM are both compatible with this silicon chip.

Software for folding Google Pixels

The Pixel Fold is very definitely going to use Google’s operating system, Android 12. We suspect Google will build a special operating system for folding phones. With Samsung’s help, the Google Play Store has been optimised for Samsung’s foldable displays.


Because the Pixel Fold is produced by Google, it seems sense that the company would be interested in building a device that can be folded and refolded.

The Android 12L operating system is a good example of this. This version is an expansion of Android 12 and adds functionality for foldable phones. Android 12L smartphones, in particular, are expected to feature an interface that better utilises the large screen real estate available. In addition to multi-window and a taskbar, there will be support for other multitasking options.

In Android 13, Google may be experimenting with the Pixel Fold’s UX. In the initial Developer Preview, it was discovered that toggling between two different DPIs allows you to have two independent home screens that you may configure individually. As this is how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series’ inner and outer screens function, it follows that Google is figuring out how to incorporate this feature natively.


In the near future, the Google Pixel Fold is expected to be released.

The Google Pixel Fold’s future is up for dispute, but we think it’s about time the company released a foldable phone.

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If you put the Pixel Launcher on top of Android, it’s clear that Google is capable of making a sleek mobile operating system. As software is still the area that tends to hold them back, we like the concept that this technique will be given to foldable phones.

It is possible that Google, with its expertise in both hardware and software, may produce the first foldable phone that will serve as a model for others to follow. We’re cautiously hopeful about the so-called Google Pixel Fold’s potential, but time will tell.


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