With the successful launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the recently announced Honor Magic Vs, it’s clear that foldable phones are here to stay. We’ve long suspected that Google is working on a folding phone of its own—the aptly named Pixel Fold—though leaks have been sparse. Google’s vice-like grip on the phone is starting to loosen, however, as prominent leakers are starting to spot renders of the device. With that in mind, here’s what we’ve heard so far about the Pixel Fold.
The Pixel Fold has a larger screen
A remarkable leak Steve H. McFly(opens in a new window) (@OnLeaks on Twitter) and how do I fix(opens in a new window) The posted renders and 360-degree video show off the alleged Pixel Fold in all its monstrous glory. The first major leak came from Front Page Tech(opens in a new window)The new leak seems to match what we saw back then, thus adding some credence to their accuracy.
According to these sources, the phone will feature a foldable interior screen that leakers claim measures 7.69 inches (which is slightly larger than the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s 7.6-inch display). The outer screen is reported to be 5.79 inches and there is a hole-punch selfie camera at the top. It’s slightly smaller than the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s external display, which measures 6.2 inches.
The Pixel Fold is thin (for a foldable).
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Leaks say the phone will measure 6.25 x 5.5 x 0.22 inches (HWD) when opened. With the camera bump, the phone measures 0.33 inches when opened. That means we can assume the phone is about 0.44 inches thick when closed (or 0.55 inches with the camera bump). It’s shockingly thin for a foldable phone, which could be a selling point for anyone put off by the depth of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (0.62 inches).
The Pixel Fold comes in two colors
Steve H. According to leaks from McFly and How To Eye Solve, the Pixel Fold will come in two colors—black and silver. Of course, Google will opt for its own branded colorways, but if leaks are to be believed, the Fold will be a variant of these basic shades. While not the most exciting color options, it’s definitely the phone’s design and capabilities that will interest buyers more than just the colors.
The Pixel Fold has three cameras
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According to the leaked images, the Pixel Fold will have a camera bar similar to the one on the Pixel 7 family of devices (again, this information comes from Steve H. McFly). It looks like there are three cameras inside that camera bar. Unfortunately, the specifications of the said cameras have not been leaked yet, so all we can do is assume that they will be close to the same standards as the Pixel 7.
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The Pixel Fold isn’t cheap
The first batch of leaks suggest that the Google Pixel Fold will be priced at $1,799, the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Some believe that Google will source the folding panel from Samsung itself, so this pricing doesn’t seem unreasonable. However, such a high price doesn’t match the affordability of the rest of the Pixel series.
When is the Pixel Fold coming out?
Although these leaks come from reputable sources, we won’t know if any of this information is accurate until Google announces the phone. But where there’s smoke there’s usually fire, so we’re sure the Pixel Fold is coming. We’re not sure when. But we’ll be reporting on leaks and rumors as they come out, so be sure to check back for more details.
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