Google Pixel Fold 2: newest information, rumors, and every part we all know thus far

The Google Pixel Fold was one of many highlights of the primary half of 2023, combining a classy and surprisingly-slim design with nice cameras and spectacular screens. In all, it was a superb first try at a foldable cellphone by Google, so we’re excited by the potential of the Google Pixel Fold 2.

Early leaks recommend we’re proper to be excited too, with the cellphone probably sporting bigger screens, hundreds extra energy, and a brand new design, amongst different issues. You will discover full particulars of those and different leaks under, together with the Pixel Fold 2’s doable launch date and value.

Then, additional down, you will discover a want record of the 5 issues that we most wish to see from the Pixel Fold 2, as a result of as nice as the unique is, there’s all the time room for enchancment.

Oh, and we’ll replace this text every time we hear something extra concerning the Pixel Fold 2, so maintain this web page bookmarked.

Newest information

The Google Pixel Fold 2 might have a lot bigger screens than the present mannequin.

Lower to the chase

  • What’s it? The second foldable cellphone from Google
  • When is it out? Most likely both mid or late 2024
  • How a lot will it value? Seemingly a minimum of $1,799 / £1,749 (round AU$2,630)

Google Pixel Fold 2: predicted launch date and value

Google Pixel Fold

The Pixel Fold is expensive and the Fold 2 in all probability shall be as properly (Picture credit score: Future / Lance Ulanoff)

Google’s essential Pixel line will get new fashions on a yearly foundation, so if the identical is true of the Pixel Fold line then we are able to count on the Pixel Fold 2 in 2024. It’d land in Might like the unique, however we’re extra more likely to see it on June 27, as that is when Google is holding I/O 2024, and the Pixel Fold 2 is rumored to be current.

That stated, one other leak suggests the Pixel Fold 2 would possibly as a substitute land in October, alongside the Google Pixel 9. In any case, the Pixel Fold 2’s display will apparently enter manufacturing in April, so hopefully we cannot be ready too lengthy.

We will solely speculate concerning the value presently, however the Pixel Fold begins at $1,799 / £1,749 (round AU$2,630 however with no Australian availability), so it’s seemingly the Google Pixel Fold 2 could have an analogous beginning value – or maybe even a barely larger one.

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There’s an opportunity the Pixel Fold 2 will land in Australia although the primary mannequin hasn’t, since Google does have a presence there, however that continues to be to be seen. A US and UK launch is all however assured.

Google Pixel Fold 2: rumored design and show

One of many largest Pixel Fold 2 leaks thus far is an precise picture supposedly displaying the cellphone, as you possibly can see under. That is seemingly an early prototype, so the design might change, however particulars you possibly can see right here embody a narrower cowl display than the unique mannequin has, and a redesigned digital camera block.

The supply of this picture additionally claims that the steel body feels extra premium than on the unique Pixel Fold, that the machine is slim, that the crease within the foldable display is sort of noticeable, and that the internal display has a punch-hole digital camera, which seemingly means it additionally has a narrower prime bezel than its predecessor, which housed the digital camera within the bezel.

A leaked photo of the Pixel Fold 2

(Picture credit score: Android Authority)

Since then, leaked Google Pixel Fold 2 renders have emerged, sporting an analogous design to the above in what’s apparently a Charcoal end, however this time displaying us the foldable display too.

You may see a few of these renders – which had been shared by SmartPrix – under, full with barely smaller bezels and what’s apparently an under-display selfie digital camera on the foldable display, regardless of it being seen in these renders.

Apparently the quilt display is 6.4 inches, whereas the foldable display is claimed to be 7.9 inches. For reference, the unique Pixel Fold has a 7.6-inch foldable display and a 5.8-inch cowl display, so each can be larger right here if that is correct.

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A leaked render of the Pixel Fold 2
(Picture credit score: @OnLeaks / SmartPrix)

A leaked render of the Pixel Fold 2
(Picture credit score: @OnLeaks / SmartPrix)

Apparently the Pixel Fold 2 is round 155.2 x 150.2 x 5.27mm when unfolded, making it larger and slimmer than the 139.7 x 158.7 x 5.8mm Pixel Fold.

When folded shut, the Pixel Fold 2 is claimed to be 155.2 x 77.1 x 10.54mm, whereas the unique is once more thicker at 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1mm.

All that stated, one other supply disagrees concerning the display sizes, saying that the Pixel Fold 2 really has an 8.02-inch foldable display and a 6.29-inch cowl display. And if the display sizes above are incorrect then the scale is likely to be too, so we’re unsure which leak is true presently.

Google Pixel Fold 2: rumored cameras and battery

A leaked picture of the Google Pixel Fold 2 (above) reveals a big digital camera block, and this new, a lot squarer block additionally seems to accommodate an additional lens, for 4 in whole. Although it is very doable this thriller fourth sensor is as a substitute a temperature sensor or a depth sensor or one thing.

Certainly, a newer leak states that the Pixel Fold 2 solely has a triple-lens digital camera, with the additional sensors probably being there to help with focusing.

This leak additionally factors to the Pixel Fold 2 having an under-display selfie digital camera on the foldable display, with a distinct sensor to the 8MP one utilized by the unique Pixel Fold.

There is not any information but on the battery, however for reference the Pixel Fold has a 4,821mAh battery, and with the Fold 2 reportedly having larger screens, we might assume the battery capability would possibly develop too.

Google Pixel Fold 2: rumored specs and options

One improve we had been anticipating is a transfer to the Tensor G3, which appeared within the Pixel 8 final yr. However a brand new rumor claims the Google Pixel Fold 2 could skip the Tensor G3 in favor of a brand new Tensor G4 chip.

This might ship improved AI efficiency making for a better and quicker foldable cellphone. A hefty 16GB of RAM has additionally been tipped, which might be a primary for the Pixel household. 

We have heard point out of a Tensor G4 and 16GB of RAM from one other supply too, which provides that the Pixel Fold 2 apparently comes with 256GB of storage, runs Android 14, and can get seven years of software program updates, identical to the Google Pixel 8.

Google Pixel Fold 2: what we wish to see

The next issues might make the Google Pixel Fold 2 considerably higher than the unique Pixel Fold.

1. Smaller bezels

Google Pixel Fold

The Google Pixel Fold has very large bezels (Picture credit score: Future / Lance Ulanoff)

The Google Pixel Fold principally seems nice. It’s slim, fashionable, and appears extra like a standard smartphone than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. However the foldable display has surprisingly massive bezels round it.

These don’t appear to be they belong on a cellphone of this value, so we’d wish to see these slimmed down considerably for the Pixel Fold 2.

2. A lower cost

Foldable telephones are inevitably dear prospects and the Google Pixel Fold isn’t any exception, with a price ticket that’s according to the highest Samsung foldables.

That’s not completely unreasonable, on condition that it’s just about two units in a single, together with a possible costly folding display. But it surely does imply the Pixel Fold shall be out of attain for lots of people.

We’d like to see these units turn out to be mainstream, and for that they must be cheaper, so we hope Google finds a strategy to minimize prices with the Pixel Fold 2 – with out slicing down on the standard.

3. A much bigger battery

Battery life is nearly all the time a difficulty with foldable telephones. In any case, their large and quite a few screens could be very energy hungry, but there’s not likely room for a tablet-sized battery inside these telephones.

Nonetheless, most foldable telephones don’t even match typical flagships for battery capability, and we’d assume the shape issue might handle that. So we’d wish to see Google transfer from the 4,821mAh battery within the Pixel Fold, to a minimum of a 5,000mAh one within the Pixel Fold 2. 

4. Longer-term help

Google is promising a minimum of three years of Android updates and 5 years of safety updates for the Pixel Fold, and whereas the latter determine is respectable, three years of working system updates for a cellphone this costly actually isn’t very spectacular. Not least of all because the Pixel 8 sequence affords seven years of software program help. 

Many iPhones are supported for so long as 5 – 6 years, and Samsung guarantees seven years of Android updates for its newest flagships, so Google – which makes Android – actually has no good excuse for not doing extra. Hopefully, that shall be remedied with the Pixel Fold 2.

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