Google may launch its first foldable Pixel phone in 2022, 9to5Google reports, and the upcoming phone is said to be codenamed “Pipit” and may come with the same camera sensor as the Pixel 5 series.
The phone, according to the report, will not use the Samsung GN1 sensor in the Pixel 6 series, instead, it may have a 12-megapixel IMX386 sensor, and the camera can be used for the ultra-wide sensor and is said to be used when the phone is closed.
The other sensor rumored to come with the Pixel foldable phone is an 8MP IMX355 dual sensor – one that will be marked as “inside” and the other as “external”. In the past, Pixel phones used the IMX355 sensor for the selfie camera.
It is believed that these two cameras will ensure that the foldable Pixel phone will be able to take selfies with the same quality when folded or opened, and it is not known yet whether the new foldable Pixel phone will have a camera sensor under the screen as in the Galaxy Z Fold 3 Or a hole pattern like on current Pixel phones.
Expected specifications of the foldable Google Pixel phone
Reports suggest that Google’s foldable smartphone will be powered by the Tensor chipset, can be paired with 12GB of RAM and may offer up to 512GB of internal storage.
It is likely that Google will come with a refresh rate display of 120 Hz like its competitors, and the company has not officially revealed any information about the upcoming foldable device although the tech giant confirmed the testing of a foldable prototype. According to online reports, Google has struck a deal with Samsung to buy LTPO OLED panels for foldable smartphones, and the phone is rumored to come with a 7.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1768 x 2208 pixels.
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