Google Pixel Fold to launch as heavier foldable than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 with larger batteries
9to5Google claims to have obtained new details about the Pixel Fold, a month after Dave2D obtained a dummy unit. Incidentally, it has not been long since @OnLeaks revealed high-resolution renders of the Pixel Fold. To recap, the Pixel Fold is expected to launch in Q3 2023 for US$1,799, possibly alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
The Pixel Fold is also rumoured to measure 158.7 x 139.7 x 5.7 mm. In other words, the Pixel Fold is 3.6 mm wider but 0.6 mm thinner than the Galaxy Z Fold4. Arguably, it should come as no surprise to learn that the Pixel Fold is heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold4 too. For context, the Galaxy Z Fold4 weighs 263 g, 8 g lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold3 but 30 g heavier than the Oppo Find N2. Even assuming a 1 g uplift from the Galaxy Z Fold4 to the Pixel Fold would make the former 52 g heavier than the Pixel 7 Pro, a 25% difference between Google's flagship smartphones.
It remains to be seen whether the Pixel Fold will outweigh the Huawei Mate X2, which tips the scales at 295 g. However, Google is thought to have used the additional mass to equip the Pixel Fold with larger batteries than the 4,400 mAh combined capacity in the Galaxy Z Fold4. Reputedly, the Pixel Fold's combined capacity will near 5,000 mAh, which would be up to a 13.6% higher capacity than the Galaxy Z Fold4. With the Pixel Fold thought to utilise an Exynos-derived chipset, its additional battery capacity may not result in superior battery life, especially if the Galaxy Z Fold5 launches with a variant of the more efficient Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
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