Do you want a Pixel that folds? You’ll have to wait until 2022


When it comes to photography, Google’s first folding smartphone, the Pixel Fold, would not do as well as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel Fold has been the topic of persistent rumors since the beginning of the year, with an initial release date before the end of 2021. By scanning the Google Camera application’s data, the website 9to5Google was able to find new information on the subject.

According to reports in the American press, the Pixel Fold would be equipped with a Sony IMX363 primary sensor with a resolution of 12.2 megapixels, which Google has utilized since the Pixel 3 and Pixel 5. As a result, it would be unable to benefit from the 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 sensor found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

A 12-megapixel IMX386 sensor for the ultra-wide-angle module and two 8-megapixel IMX355 sensors would also be included in the gadget. When the smartphone is folded, one would be utilized for the internal screen’s front camera and the other for the exterior screen. There is currently no evidence that the front sensor will be positioned underneath the screen as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 does.

In the following months, the Pixel Fold’s additional properties should be clarified. The journalists from 9to5Google discovered the reference “isPixel2022Foldable” in the Google Camera application’s code, indicating that the gadget would be released next year. It’ll likely be released at the same time as Android 12L. This Android version, announced last week and is tailored for folding tablets and smartphones, is not scheduled to be released until March 2022.