Google Pixel Fold Rumors: Everything We've Heard So Far We're collecting all the rumors, reports and leaks about Google's potential foldable phone.

Google I/O 2022 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 (here how to follow the Google I/O live), and we hope to hear about the company’s new products and software, such as Android 13 and Google’s first smartwatchshould it be called pixel clock. However, there are rumors of a device we might have to wait a little longer for: a foldable Pixel phone.

Google has spent the last few months developing features for foldable phones Android 12L platform, and alongside this development there are rumors that a foldable Pixel phone could be in the works. If true, Google’s expansion of its Pixel lineup would mark an even bigger leap than the design overhaul that came with the Pixel 6 series in 2021.

While the phone’s name is far from confirmed — it could be called the Pixel Fold, or maybe Pixel Notepad — the idea that the phone might be in the works wouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Adding to the plethora of rumors doing the rounds, internal documents as well as moves from Google have been leaked over the years that seem to suggest a bendable handset is in the works. In December 2018 it is filed a patent application for a foldable deviceand in May 2019, Google confirmed that was the case Prototyping of the folding technique.

Whether or not we’ll be able to buy a foldable phone from Google later this year is unconfirmed, though. but Display analyst Ross Young tweeted that a foldable Pixel would launch in the last quarter of 2022 — “probably October.”

Google isn’t the only big tech household name reportedly throwing its hat into the foldable phone ring. There have long been rumors that Apple is preparing to do the same. CNET also covered all the fuss surrounding the so-called iPhone Flip.

Oppo Find N phone opened and held in one hand

Even when the phone is unfolded, it’s difficult to spot a crease on the Oppo Find N.

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Pixel Fold Design: More Oppo Find N than Galaxy Z Fold 3

Animations can be found in Android 12L, Google’s software designed specifically for large-screen devices such as smartphones tablets and foldable phones, have offered clues as to what the Pixel Fold might look like. The Google Foldable was initially rumored to be similar to Samsung’s taller and slimmer design Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has an approximate aspect ratio of 22.5:18. But according to 9to5Google and other media outlets that reviewed the Android 12L animations, the opened Pixel Fold more closely resembles the square shape of Oppo’s foldable phone, the Find N. When closed, it’s believed to have a narrower aspect ratio, up to 18 :9. If true, that would mean that like the Find N, the Pixel Fold could be used more naturally than a regular phone when closed.

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Pixel Fold Camera: The camera module can be downgraded from Pixel 6

There haven’t been many rumors about the Pixel Fold’s camera, but there’s room for some speculation, courtesy of 9to5Google. The website reports that the Pixel Fold will have two 8-megapixel front-facing lenses, one presumably on the cover and one for the interior, as well as a 12-megapixel rear camera. The main sensor is expected to be a step down from the Pixel 6 series as it is rumored to be backing up Sony’s IMX363 sensor used in the 2018 Pixel 3, as opposed to Samsung’s top-of-the-line GN1 sensor 50- Pixel 6 series megapixel main camera.

If I had to guess, the logic behind this potential decision lies in the size of the GN1 sensor, which is one of the larger camera sensors on the market. This means that a foldable phone will be difficult to carry without adding to the overall weight of an already hefty foldable device.

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Pixel 6 main camera

Google put a relatively large image sensor in the main camera of both the $599 Pixel 6 and $899 Pixel 6 Pro.

Google; Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

Pixel Fold Price: Under $1,800

It’s not certain what a phone will cost by launch day — if that happens at all. But according to a report by 9to5Google citing an unnamed source, the Pixel Fold will come in below the $1,800 (£1,320 or AU$2,500) mark. Another report spotted by BGR in March claims the price could go as high as $1,399. That’s less than Samsung’s $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 3, and if true, it’s a comparatively low price, especially considering the Pixel Fold would be Google’s first foldable device. For comparison, Samsung’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, started at $1,980 before its price dropped over the years.

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Pixel Fold Processor: Tensor

Considering that Google went through the complex and costly hassle of developing its own system-on-chip technology, it’s almost certain that the Pixel Fold will run on the tensor Chipset that debuted on the Pixel 6 series.

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