New Delhi: Google's "Pixel Fold" is rumored to be in development for a while and could launch as early as 2023. Possible designs of the device have already been presented.
The Tensor G2 SoC-powered smartphone code-named "Felix" has since turned up on the Geekbench database, pointing to the first foldable phone from the brand. Key details about the device were also made public from the listing.
The platform for benchmarking processors known as Geekbench ranks chipsets based on their single-core and multi-core scores.
To produce a unified output, it performs a series of operations on each core. The higher a processor scores, the quicker it completes tasks.
The single-core and multi-core scores for Google's Felix model are 1,047 and 3,257, respectively.
The Pixel Fold will come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, glass body, polished metal frame, and a book-like design that folds inwards.
Instead of being incorporated into the metal frame as is the case with the Pixel 7 series phones, the rear camera module will protrude from the phone.
While the main display will have a thick top bezel housing the selfie camera, the cover screen will feature a punch-hole cutout.
The Pixel Fold could include a 7.58-inch QHD+ (1840x2208 pixels) AMOLED main screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 5:6 aspect ratio, and 1,200 nits maximum brightness. There can be a 5.78-inch cover screen.
The device is speculated to have the following dimensions: 123mmx148mmx192.44mm. According to earlier leaks, Samsung will make the Pixel Fold's ultra-thin glass (UTG) inner screen.
Pixel Fold is expected to include 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor, 12MP IMX386 ultra-wide camera and 10.8MP S5K3J1 telephoto camera. There will be a 9.5MP selfie camera on the outside of the screen.
The Tensor G2 is said to be the processor that will power Google's Pixel Fold, codenamed Felix. 12GB RAM will also be included.
As per the Geekbench listing, the gadget will launch Android 13 operating system.
The top and bottom speakers on the device, as well as the mmWave 5G antenna at the top, are confirmed by previously shared public renders.