YouTuber Dave2D showed off a plastic mockup of the rumored Pixel Fold


Pixel Fold
Screenshot by Dave2D

Google has yet to confirm the existence of its first foldable smartphone. However, back in November, FrontPageTech leaked images of the search engine giant’s foldable Pixel device. Lately, so have we Renders courtesy of Lakers on Lakes and HowToiSolve. Now, YouTube content creator Dave2D has captured an alleged Pixel foldable dummy.

The plastic mockup he obtained (from someone he didn’t specify) is said to be about the same dimensions as the real phone. For example, the device is 5.7mm thick when unfolded, which means the device should measure around 11.4mm when folded. The mockup also shows a round camera island with room for three lenses, which is consistent with the leaked image we saw back in November.

Google Pixel Fold
Oppo Find N (above) and the alleged Pixel Fold (below). By Dave2D

On the front of the device, you can find a 5.79in display with 1080×2100 resolution and a cutout for the selfie camera. The external screen of the device will be less narrow than Samsung’s Z-fold series and will look similar to the Oppo Find N series. This will allow better access. Meanwhile, the internal display measures 7.67in with a resolution of 2208×1840. Dave2D notes that the internal screen has thicker bezels, which he believes is a move by Google to target a certain price point and avoid using a camera cutout.

What’s more, the YouTuber says the foldable Pixel will also use a “multi-axis hinge” similar to the Oppo Find N, rather than the one used by Samsung on its Z-fold devices. By using such a hinge, the crease in the middle of the inner screen will be less obvious and there will be a small gap when the device is folded. The device will also feature stereo speakers.

Dave2D notes the importance of Google’s entry into the foldable phone space, saying that “the fact that Google will introduce a player in the foldable space is not only for developers and even for Google. Encourages your launcher to take more advantage of foldable screens.”

According to a previous report, Google will begin mass production of its Pixel foldable phone in the third quarter of 2023. The device may cost around $1,800.

You can watch Dave2D’s video below:

Source: Dave 2D


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