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Google Pixel Fold Comes Back From the Dead, Boasting Compelling Specs
By RAHUL SRINIVAS
Google has teased the Pixel Fold for so long it’s easy to dismiss any rumors surrounding it as vaporware. It was initially set to launch by the fall of 2021, but in November 2021, reports emerged that Google planned to cancel the project due to competition from Samsung; Google also believed the mobile market did not demand another foldable device.
Just when everyone thought a foldable smartphone from Google might never become a reality, the Pixel Fold came back to life following a February 2022 tweet by Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, and a Weibo post from the usually trustworthy Chinese leaker Digital Chat Station. Both sources estimate a launch before the end of 2022.
A potential spec sheet indicates the Pixel Fold's camera setup will likely include a 50MP camera sensor and will feature a flexible screen with a centered hole punch for the front-facing camera. The most interesting camera-centric rumor is the possibility that the phone could include a dedicated periscope camera with variable focal length capabilities.
Precious little is known about the design aspects of the Pixel Fold, however, there is a possibility the device will feature a ceramic body and the main display will boast a 2K display resolution. Rumors also abound about the likelihood of Google equipping the phone with a new generation of Tensor chips under the Tensor 2 branding.