We just heard a leak that the Pixel Fold is set to drop at Google I/O, however we’re already hearing more, including the camera and display specs. This new leak comes from Technical front page via 9to5Google And it reveals what appears to be most of the specifications of the upcoming Google foldable device. The good news is that it looks like a great camera system will be bundled there, along with high-resolution screens inside and out. But since this is just a leak, we have no idea how anything will perform yet.
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The YouTube video, hosted by Jon Prosser, shares additional information about the Pixel Fold’s specs that we haven’t already gotten our hands on CNBC leaked this week. For example, while we’ve heard that the Fold will have a 5.8-inch front-facing display, it appears to be an FHD+ OLED display with an aspect ratio of 17.4:9 and a 120Hz refresh rate. The internal screen is also supposed to have an OLED and a 120Hz refresh rate, with an aspect ratio of 6:5. By comparison, Samsung Z Fold 4 6.2 inches on the outside with an aspect ratio of 23.1:9 and an aspect ratio of 21.6:18 on the inside. It will be interesting to see how Google’s work on the Android source code will handle the differences between these two specific settings. Samsung has been running OneUI with its software tweaks for foldable devices, but Google has done a huge job on Android scalability over the past few years.
We take a look at the cameras, too. The Pixel Fold will apparently have a 48MP primary camera on the back with an f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and an 82-degree field of view. There also appears to be a 10.8MP ultrawide camera with a 12.1-degree field of view and lens correction, and a 10.8MP telephoto lens with up to 5x optical zoom and 20x Super Res Zoom.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this performs alongside the rest of the Pixel family and whether these algorithms will remain consistent across form factors. Cameras aren’t usually the main focus of foldable smartphones — even Samsung’s Z Fold has a slightly different camera system than its predecessor Ultra seriesfor example, the mobile phone “Everything We Do Better”.
There’s more than just rear cameras on the Pixel Fold. The leak suggests that the front camera is a 9.5MP sensor with an 84-degree field of view and fixed focus — hopefully better than what’s on the market. Pixel 7/7 Pro, because I wasn’t as happy with my selfies on those devices, as I was with Samsung’s corresponding camera systems. There is also an 8MP camera inside for video chatting. The Z Fold’s internal camera is also disappointing, and Google has a chance to show what its algorithms can do in this particular case. Camera specifications are compatible with leaks which have been in circulation since last September.
There are other tidbits in the video we’ve seen float by before, like how the Pixel Fold will use a Tensor G2 chip, the same processor inside the Piel 7/7 Pro lineup, and who knows, maybe even Pixel 7 a.
Don’t expect the Pixel Fold to be more affordable than Samsung’s offerings. The price of the Fold is rumored to be $1,800 and $1,920 for the 256GB and 512GB models, respectively. Google will likely offer some incentives, such as a free Pixel Watch, if you decide to pre-order on May 30th. The device won’t start shipping until June 27th.
Front Page Tech offerings are nothing new. We saw them growing up November Back when all we knew about the Pixel Fold was that it was codenamed “Project Passport” inside Google’s headquarters. despite, Google I/O 2023 Just around the corner, so we’ll get to know the foldable Pixel smartphone soon.
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