Almost all Android manufacturers now have a foldable smartphone. That said, it’s now time for Google to release their own, and from what it looks like, the Google Pixel Fold is just right around the corner.
Not a lot of concrete details are known about the upcoming device. However, a leak that came from Google themselves confirms what their foldable smartphone may look like.
An animation from the Android 12L second beta build, which came out last Wednesday, shows a couple of animations that appear to be for the upcoming Pixel foldable phone.
The spotted animation is for the device’s SIM card installation process, which we usually see on all Pixel phones. The said animation is for a device codenamed “Pipit”.
It was spotted by 9to5Google, who explains that the animation may not be finalized and maybe even removed on Android 12L’s public version.
That said, let’s take a look at the animations. The first one depicts the device when folded. As you can see, it has a Galaxy Z Fold 3-like design with a secondary outside screen. However, it’s a bit wider, just like the OPPO Find N.
The lock/power button is also quite prominent on the back, which should also double as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner like what a lot of foldable phones have.
As per 9to5Google’s calculation, the device may have a 7:8 aspect ratio for the main display.
Previous rumors suggest that the device wouldn’t be available until the second half of 2022 as Google apparently canceled part orders from its suppliers back in November.