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Google Pixel Fold: New leak outlines multiple display specifications

The Pixel Fold is rumoured to be on track for a Q1 2023 release. (Image source: Waqar Khan)
The Pixel Fold is rumoured to be on track for a Q1 2023 release. (Image source: Waqar Khan)
New display specifications have leaked online for the Pixel Fold, Google's long-awaited foldable smartphone. Reputedly, Google has settled on a 7.57-inch foldable panel with a 1,840 x 2,208-pixel resolution. Like the Pixel 7 series, Google will source its foldable display panels from Samsung Display.

Google did not reveal the Pixel Fold at this month's Pixel hardware launch event. However, the device is still expected to arrive, with an early 2023 release date purportedly being targeted. Now thought to be developed under the codename 'Felix', details about the Pixel Fold or Pixel Notepad last emerged a month or so ago, courtesy of Kuba Wojciechowski.

Now, Wojciechowski is on hand again to reveal information concerning the device's displays. Although it is unclear from where the developer obtained these details, he typically cites recent code changes within Android as the sources of his leaks. According to Wojciechowski, Google is sourcing both Pixel Fold displays from Samsung Display, which already supplies panels for Pixel smartphones like the Pixel 7 Pro.

While exact panel numbers are unknown at this stage, Wojciechowski claims that the internal display could operate at 120 Hz; 91mobiles caveats that the developer is not certain of this fact, though. Conversely, 91mobiles states that Wojciechowski has informed it of some exact internal display specifications. On the one hand, the foldable is rumoured to measure 123 x 148 mm, which should correspond to a 7.57-inch diagonal.

On the other hand, 91mobiles alleges that the internal display has a 1,840 x 2,208-pixel resolution. If that is the case, then the display would have a 379 PPI pixel density and a 6:5 aspect ratio. Purportedly, the same display will be capable of 1,200 nits peak brightness, with an average peak of 800 nits. By contrast, 9to5Google believes that the outer display has a 2,100 x 1,080-pixel resolution, hinting at a wider but shorter footprint than the Galaxy Z Fold4. Unsurprisingly, the Pixel Fold is rumoured to feature a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor, mirroring the Galaxy Z Fold4. Currently, the Pixel Fold is assumed to rely on the Tensor G2, the same chipset that powers the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and next year's Pixel Tablet.


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Alex Alderson, 2022-10-15 (Update: 2022-10-15)