Google Pixel Fold leak includes display and camera specs
What is said to be a new Pixel Fold leak appears to fill in any remaining gaps in knowledge about Google’s first foldable phone. If the details are true, we not only have a long list of potential specs, but also a date for the device’s big reveal, and that’s before Google I/O 2023.
Backer Jon Prosser previously released purported renders of the Pixel Fold, along with a timeline, indicating the phone would be officially announced on May 10, the first day of this year’s Google I/O conference. On Friday, Prosser released a video in partnership with Front Page Tech with even more details, including that Google will be teasing the device for the first time on April 26.
Prosser followed up with a long spec drop accompanied by some close-ups of the foldable. He also noted two storage configurations for the foldable: 256GB, in chalk (white) or obsidian (black) colors, for around $1,800, or an obsidian-only 512GB model, for around $1,920.
According to Prosser’s sources, the foldable packs a 5.8-inch OLED exterior display with a noticeably wide 17.4:9 aspect ratio in Full HD Plus resolution (2,092 by 1,080 pixels) and a refresh rate of up to up to 120Hz. The 7.6-inch OLED interior display sports a larger-than-tablet 6:5 aspect ratio (2,208 by 1,840 pixels) and also a refresh rate of up to at 120Hz.
The render shows a camera block that resembles that of Google’s latest flagship phone, the Pixel 7 Pro, although it sits alone on the Pixel Fold instead of curving into the back cover like in Google’s other phones. The cameras themselves are roughly similar to those of the Pixel 7 Pro, however: the main camera is a 48-megapixel camera with an af/1.7 aperture and an 82-degree field of view. The foldable also has an ultra-wide 10.8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 121.1-degree field of view, while the 10.8-megapixel telephoto camera can take photos with 5x optical zoom and a 20x “super res” zoom (presumably digitally enhanced).
The only place the Fold can be worse than its flatter predecessor is in video, with the Fold only recording 4K footage at 30fps, while the Pixel 7 Pro can bump that up to 60fps. If you want that many frames per second when recording video on the Fold, you’ll need to cut it down to 1080p.
The front camera on the outer display is a 9.5-megapixel f/2.2 shooter with an 84-degree field of view, which is also roughly comparable to the Pixel 7 Pro’s selfie camera. There’s also a camera above the inner screen, an 8-megapixel f/2.0 shooter which will be used primarily for Zoom and other video chat calls.
The Pixel Fold will use Google’s own Tensor 2 chipset (likely the Tensor Gen 2 that debuted in the Google Pixel 7 in October) along with a Titan M2 security chip, according to the leak. It will also pack 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM in all configurations.
As for the dimensions, the Pixel Fold will be said to measure 5.5 inches tall by 3.1 inches wide and 0.5 inches thick, which is shorter but wider when folded than the size of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 measures 6.1 inches tall by 2.6 inches wide by 0.6 inches thick. (The leak didn’t include the dimensions of the Pixel Fold when unfolded flat.) At 283 grams, the Pixel Fold is also heavier than the Samsung Z Fold 4, which weighs 263 grams.
The Pixel Fold’s battery specs are less concrete, with Prosser saying only that a charge will last “beyond 24 hours” and potentially up to 72 hours with a battery saver mode (a setting that typically limits battery life). features and screen brightness).
Prosser has a reputation for leaking legitimate information about consumer technology products, especially phones. He accurately leaked the design of the iPad Mini 6 2021 and the release date of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. But as with all leaks, this information may not accurately reflect the final device we expect to see revealed at Google I/O in a few weeks.
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