According to industry insider Ross Young, Google’s foldable Pixel phone will have a smaller outer display and a similar-sized inner display to the Galaxy Z Fold4. The Pixel Notepad, as rumor has it, will have a 5.8-inch outer display, which is both wider and shorter than the 6.19-inch screen expected on the Galaxy Z Fold4.
Because the two foldable are expected to have similar-sized folding displays, the Pixel Notepad will have a larger aspect ratio than the Fold. An earlier leak backs up this claim.
Young does not specify a release date for Google’s first foldable device, but a fall launch of the Pixel 7 is a reasonable guess. Google’s first foldable was widely expected in 2021 before Google reportedly dropped the project.
But it appears that the Pixel Fold, now known as the Notepad, is back. It’s expected to cost $1,400 and have a Find N-like body type – wide and short, rather than the narrow and tall Galaxy Z Fold3. It will almost certainly use a Tensor chip, but it will rely on older Pixel camera hardware, specifically the 12.2MP IMX363 sensor from the Pixel 2 through 3, 4, and 5 series, a 12MP IMX386 ultrawide sensor, and two 8MP IMX355s for selfies.
An elaborate hideaway mechanism, such as the one shown below, from a patent Google won, could be used for the inner selfie.