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Pixel Fold: Display details leak with Google first foldable smartphone set to feature a wider and smaller exterior display than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

The Pixel Fold as seen in Android 12L code. (Image source: 9to5Google)
The Pixel Fold as seen in Android 12L code. (Image source: 9to5Google)
Ross Young has outlined display differences between this year's Pixel Fold and Galaxy Z Fold4. While the pair are expected to feature similarly-sized interior displays, they may look quite different externally. Apparently, the Pixel Fold could launch with a wider aspect ratio than the Galaxy Z Fold4, perhaps in a similar vein to the Oppo Find N.

Reputedly, Google will finally bring its inaugural foldable smartphone to market this year, having cancelled the development of its first model, codenamed 'Passport'. According to Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Google thought that the 'Passport' would have struggled to compete against the Galaxy Z Fold3 in Europe and North America. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Google will distinguish its first foldable Pixel smartphone from the Galaxy Z Fold series with a different exterior display.

Writing on Twitter, Young alleges that the Galaxy Z Fold4 and the Pixel Fold will have similarly-sized foldable displays. However, he adds that while the Galaxy Z Fold4 will have a 6.19-inch exterior display, the Pixel Fold's will come in at under 6-inches. Although the Pixel Fold will not be as small as the Oppo Find N, which has a 5.49-inch external display, Young claims that Google has opted for a 5.8-inch panel instead.

Young states that the adoption of a smaller exterior display suggests that the Pixel Fold will also have a wider aspect ratio than the Galaxy Z Fold4. Based on previous rumours, the Pixel Fold may offer an external display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, down from 25:9 for the Galaxy Z Fold series. Purportedly, Young will reveal more details about the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Pixel Fold's displays next week, although it remains to be seen what details he has left to leak.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05- 3 (Update: 2022-05- 3)