Google is expected to launch its Pixel foldable phone early next year. As of now, the company has not announced an exact launch date of the smartphone.
As per a report from 9to5Google, the foldable device will not pack the same camera hardware found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The report citing the latest Google Camera APK files, states that the foldable Pixel phone will have the codename ‘Pipit’ and will feature the same camera sensors as last year’s Pixel 5.
This means the foldable Pixel smartphone will come with the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor that was first used in the Pixel 3.
To recall, Google’s foldable smartphone first came into the limelight back in August 2020. The device was in development under the codename “Passport” and was initially scheduled to launch in late 2021. The ‘Passport’ variant of the device was speculated to feature a 7.6-inch folding LTPO display made by Samsung with support for 120Hz screen refresh rate
Now it seems like Google has shifted from the original Passport model to a new foldable phone, which is now called ‘Pipit.’
As of now, it is unclear the exact changes Google has made to the hardware. The Google Pixel foldable smartphone, Pipit is expected to pack the 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor which could be accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle lens. The foldable smartphone could also include a couple of 8MP Sony IMX355 sensors, one tagged as ‘inner and the other as ‘outer’.
Additionally, Google’s Android 12L, a new OS that is developed for tablets and foldable devices is set to launch in the first half of 2022. The Pixel Fold smartphone could launch around the same time.