Leaked image suggests a redesigned appearance for the alleged Google Pixel Fold 2

Leaked image suggests a redesigned appearance for the alleged Google Pixel Fold 2

Purported Google Pixel Fold 2’s design revealed

In a recent report, Android Authority, citing an anonymous source, revealed key details about the chipset, RAM, and launch timeframe of the Google Pixel Fold 2. In a new report, the publication has leaked an image of what seems to be an early version of the Pixel Fold 2. The image that has been obtained from the same source reveals that the device will sport a refreshed design.

Refreshed Design

The dimensions of the Pixel Fold 2 are not known yet, but the source revealed that its internal display has a squarish appeal. It means Fold 2’s form factor could be slightly narrower than its predecessor. To sum up the form factor, its dimensions could be similar to those of the OnePlus Open, which measures 153.4 x 143.1 x 5.8mm when unfolded.

Camera Setup

Google has used the horizontal camera bar design since the Pixel 6 series debuted in 2019. The image of the early version of Fold 2 from the Engineering Validation Test EVT stage shows that it has a camera island at the upper-left corner. It appears to have four cameras, such as a main camera, an ultra-wide snapper, a periscope telephoto camera, and an unknown lens.

It is unclear whether the fourth sensor is a camera, a flicker sensor, or an FIR thermometer sensor for measuring the temperature of the skin or object. The camera island also includes a microphone and an LED flash.

Similar Design Elements

The source revealed that while the overall feel of the Pixel 2 will be similar to its predecessor, its design elements could be similar to the Pixel 9 series. Like the outer screen, the inner display is said to have rounded corners and a top-right corner-positioned punch hole. In addition, it will also have an aluminium frame. The source also added that the internal screen is quite noticeable. It appears that the device will be thinner than before.

Expected Launch and Specs

Reports suggest that the Pixel Fold 2 may launch by October this year. Since the rumored launch is a couple of months away, it is advisable to digest the leak with a pinch of salt. As far as specs are concerned, the device is expected to feature a Tensor G3 or G4 chipset, 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256 GB of UFS 4.0 storage, and Pixel AI assistant.

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