New Google Pixel Fold specifications leak brings it back from the dead

Google has signed a contract with Foxconn to make flagship smartphones in 2022.

Highlights
  • Google Pixel Fold specifications and body material details have surfaced online.
  • It reportedly packs a 2K display, a Tensor 2 chip, and a 50MP primary camera. 
  • Google Pixel Fold could house a ceramic back panel. 

Just when we gave up our hopes of seeing a foldable Google Pixel smartphone, a new leak surfaced online, revealing the specifications of the Google Pixel Fold. While we heard about a Google Pixel foldable smartphone that could be in the works a couple of times, it was back in November 2021 that we first heard about the Google Pixel Fold and its possible first half of the 2022 launch timeline. A couple of months later, the price of this foldable handset was tipped to be less than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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However, Google’s management executives thought Google Pixel Fold wouldn’t stand a chance against Samsung’s strong grip on the foldable segment. Surprisingly, in February 2022, a tweet from Ross Young suggested that Google had started working on its Pixel Fold again. Since then, we didn’t hear anything about this mythical Pixel Fold. Now, a Weibo post from reliable tipster Digital Chat Station brings the Google Pixel Fold back from the dead and reveals the specifications.

Google Pixel Fold specifications tipped

According to the tipster (via), Google has signed a contract with Foxconn – an electronic products manufacturer that manufactures Apple and Sony devices – to make flagship smartphones in 2022, which include Google Pixel 7 series and Google Pixel Fold. This was a surprise, as Google moved its production from China to Vietnam in 2020.

Google Pixel Fold

However, it won’t be a Google Pixel phone if it doesn’t put a couple of surprises on the table. The tipster says this Pixel phone will feature a ceramic body; instead of its traditional plastic, glass, and metal body. If true, this would be the first ceramic Google Pixel handset.

Moving to the hardware side, according to the leaker, the Pixel Fold houses a 2K display with a centre punch-hole cutout for a front-facing camera. Powering the device will be Google’s own Tensor 2 chip. Photography on the Pixel Fold will be taken care of by a 50MP primary camera and a Sony IMX787 sensor for the secondary camera.