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Google to launch its Pixel Fold with old camera sensors from Pixel 5

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There has been multiple rumors about the first foldable smartphone from Google. The device has even been named the Google Pixel Fold but no specific launch date is confirmed yet.

We’ve seen reports that the Pixel Fold will have similar design as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. We also saw a report claiming that along with the likes of OPPO and Xiaomi, Google will announce its Pixel Fold in Q4 of 2021. The latest report however is that the camera sensor of the Pixel Fold will be those of found in the Pixel 5.

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According to 9to5Google, the incoming Google foldable smartphone won’t have same camera hardware as the one inside the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Citing the latest Google Camera APK files, the new report states that the foldable Pixel phone will have a codename ‘Pipit’ and is said to have same camera sensors as the Pixel 5 from last year.

Going by this report, it means the Pixel Fold will pack the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor instead of the Samsung GN1 sensor.

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This does not mean that the Google foldable phone will be terrible in photography. The Google Pixel 5 is still one of the best camera smartphone you can buy.

Google Pixel Fold Camera and Design

The incoming Google foldable phone might feature a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor and maybe we might get to see an ultra-wide-angle lens alongside. As per the design, it’s expected to have similar design as the Galaxy Z Fold.

Google Pixel Fold

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It might have same folding factor but different camera modules at the rear and maybe without the in-display front camera.

Google Pixel Fold release date (expected)

There is no exact date for the launch of the Pixel Fold yet. But, Google’s Android 12L, a new Android OS built specially for tablets and foldable devices is set to launch in the first quarter of 2022. Maybe, the Pixel Fold might be announce around same time period.

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