The much-awaited Google Pixel Foldable smartphone’s design has been revealed before its launch on Android 12L beta. The rumor mill has been churning out speculations surrounding Google’s Pixel foldable phone for quite some time now. The search engine giant is still mum on its plan to launch a foldable phone. However, the internet is teeming with clues that suggest the Pixel foldable smartphone is indeed in the works.
Aside from these speculations, the handset has made multiple appearances online in the form of some official-looking leaks. Furthermore, the Google Pixel Fold with codename “Pipit” was spotted on Geekbench earlier this month. Furthermore, the Geekbench test scores suggested that the phone could pack Google’s Tensor chip under the hood. As if that weren’t enough, the Google Pixel Fold had surfaced online sporting Galaxy Z Fold-like design last year. Google, however, is still keeping key details about the handset under wraps.
Google Pixel Foldable Phone Design Leaked
On Wednesday, Google rolled out the second beta build of Android 12L. Now, 9to5Google has spotted a new animation showcasing the Google foldable smartphone with an Oppo Find N-like design. The short animation shows a volume button on the right side and a SIM tray at the bottom of the phone.
As mentioned, earlier reports suggest that the phone could bear a striking resemblance to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from Samsung. However, the animation shows that the Google foldable phone could have a wider display than the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
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These animations have been spotted on the second Android 12L beta. This is a sign that Google is currently hard at works on its maiden foldable smartphone. Furthermore, the report suggests that the Google foldable phone could offer an 8.4:9 aspect ratio when unfolded. To recall, the Oppo Find N phone’s screen delivers the same aspect ratio in the unfolded form. The screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, on the other hand, offers a 22.5:18 aspect ratio.
What Else To Expect
A Google smartphone passed through the Geekbench website last week. The listing indicated that the alleged Google handset will pack an octa-core processor under the hood. Furthermore, this chipset will have two performance cores that clock at 2.8GHz, two cores that clock at 2.25GHz, and four efficiency cores clocking at 1.8GHz. Aside from that, the phone has been linked to the codename “Pipit.” It scored 4,811 points in the single-core and 11,349 points in the multi-core Geekbench 4 test. Interestingly, these scores align with the Pixel 6, which features Google’s Tensor chip. To recall, references to a Google phone with the codename “Pipit” were found in the Google Camera APK back in November 2021.
This sparked rumors about Google’s plan to launch a foldable smartphone. The 12.2MP IMX363 camera indicated that the handset could house an older camera module. In other words, the Google Pixel Foldable phone isn’t likely to come with the newer GN1 sensors. Last year, the company launched the Pixel 6 series featuring the GN1 sensors. Nevertheless, Google is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to keep details about its foldable phone under wraps. Therefore, the report suggests that the company could remove the animations on the Android 12L beta build in an upcoming release.