Pixel Fold: Google’s foldable smartphone would look more like the OPPO Find N than the Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Google Pixel Fold continues to be talked about while it has not yet been announced. According to the latest Android 12L beta, the foldable smartphone looks more like the OPPO Find N than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 in terms of design.

This week, Google has rolled out the latest beta of Android 12L, the version of the operating system specially designed for foldable smartphones. Android 12L has made some changes to the user interface, but this version has mostly leaked news regarding the Google Pixel Fold.

Concept du Google Pixel Fold
Concept du Google Pixel Fold – Crédit : LETSGO DIGITAL / @WaqarKhanHD

Our colleagues at 9to5Google have indeed noticed that the beta files contain new animations which detail the configuration of a foldable smartphone. They indicate in particular network configuration and insertion of the SIM card. These animations are similar to those of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but this time they represent a foldable smartphone, probably the Pixel Fold.

These images clearly indicate that Google didn’t finally give up on the Pixel Fold contrary to what we believed a few months ago. Last week, a benchmark appeared on the web suggested that the Pixel Fold could even be released soon. It would be equipped with 12GB of RAM and Google Tensor SoC, the same as the one found on the Pixel 6.

Animation of the Google Pixel Fold
Animation of the Google Pixel Fold – Credit: 9to5Google

Design-wise, the Pixel Fold would look more like the OPPO Find N which is already out of stock in China than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. Indeed, the Pixel Fold would be less rectangular and elongated than Samsung’s foldable smartphone. According to the animations, the hinge would be on the left of the smartphone when it is folded and there would be an external screen. The images also show the location of the SIM card at the bottom of the foldable smartphone and the volume button on the right side.

Animation of the Google Pixel Fold
Animation of the Google Pixel Fold – Credit: 9to5Google

According to 9to5Google, the Pixel Fold would have a display ratio of around 7: 8 for the internal screen which would measure 7.6 inches. For comparison, the OPPO Find N has a 7.1-inch display with an 8.4: 9 aspect ratio. For its part, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is equipped with a 7.6-inch screen with a 22.5: 18 ratio. Finally, these animations obviously do not confirm the design of the Google Pixel Fold which has not yet been announced, but in any case they indicate the development of a foldable smartphone.

Source : Android Authority

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