Google’s First Foldable Phone in 2022: Rumors About The Price

Here’s what we know about the potential of Google’s foldable phone. Google’s patent application includes several sketches of a foldable device. Google made a statement with the Pixel 6 series last year, indicating that it is very serious about reviving its struggling phone business. But the tech giant appears to have bigger hardware ambitions, reportedly gearing up for the launch of its first foldable phone possibly as early as this year.

Although the name of the phone is not confirmed, I will call it Google Pixel Fold for now. Whatever moniker Google ultimately decides to run, the fact that Google developed a foldable phone doesn’t come as a surprise. Despite the many rumors circulating, there have been leaked internal documents as well as steps taken by Google over the years to show a bendy handset is in the works. In December 2018, Google filed a patent application for a foldable device, and in May 2019 Google confirmed that it had prototyped the folding technology. In addition, Google supports foldable phones with the Android 12L platform to develop the technology from the software side. However, whether we can buy a foldable phone from Google later this year or not,

Google isn’t the only marquee name at Big Tech to reportedly throw its hat into the foldable ring of a phone. There have been rumors for a long time that Apple is gearing up to do the same. CNET has also covered all the rumors surrounding the so-called iPhone Flip.

Even when the phone is unfolded, it’s hard to spot the folds on the Oppo Find N. Pixel Fold Design: More Oppo Find N than Galaxy Z Fold 3. Animations found in Android 12L, Google’s software designed specifically for large-screen devices like tablets and phones foldable, has given hints about the possible appearance of the Pixel Fold. The Google foldable was originally rumored to resemble the design of the taller and slimmer Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has an approximate aspect ratio of 22.5:18. But according to Google 9to5 and other media outlets that have reviewed the Android 12L animation, the Pixel Fold that is opened is more likely to resemble the square shape of Oppo’s foldable phone, the Find N. When closed, it is believed to have an aspect ratio. approaching 18:9. If that’s true, it means, like Find N,

Pixel Fold camera: Camera module may be descended from Pixel 6

There aren’t many rumors about the Pixel Fold’s camera yet, but there’s room for some speculation, courtesy of Google’s 9to5. The website reports that the Pixel Fold will have two 8-megapixel front-facing lenses, one presumably on the cover and one for the interior, as well as a 12-megapixel rear camera. The main sensor is expected to be a step back from the Pixel 6 series, as it is rumored to rely on Sony’s IMX363 sensor, which was used on the Pixel 3 in 2018, as opposed to Samsung’s top-of-the-line GN1 sensor, from the 50-megapixel main camera of the Pixel 6 series. .

If I had to guess, the logic for this potential decision depends on the size of the GN1 sensor, which is one of the larger camera sensors on the market. This means it will be difficult for a foldable phone to carry without increasing the overall weight of an already hefty foldable device.

Pixel 6 main camera

Google is putting a relatively large image sensor into the main camera of both the $599 Pixel 6 and the $899 Pixel 6 Pro.

Pixel Fold Price: Under $1,800

No one knows for sure how much the phone will cost until launch day – if that’s the case at all. But according to a report by Google’s 9to5 citing unnamed sources, the Pixel Fold will retail for under $1,800 (£1,320 or AU$2,500). That’s less than the $1,800 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, and if true that’s a relatively low price, especially considering the Pixel Fold will be Google’s inaugural fold. For context, Samsung’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, started at $1,980 before dropping in price over the years.

Prosesor Pixel Fold: Tensor

Given that Google has gone through the complex and expensive difficulty of developing its own system-on-chip technology, it’s all but certain that the Pixel Fold will run on the Tensor chipset, which debuted on the Pixel 6 series.