In a patent that Google had filed in June earlier this year with the World Intellectual Property Organization for their upcoming foldable phone, and which was published just recently, it has been observed that their foldable device’s horizontal inward folding design is comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The foldable from Google has been named the Pixel Notepad, although leaks and rumors have referred to it as the Pixel Fold. Although the Google Pixel Notepad appears to have a bigger bezel in the patent illustration, the actual appearance ought to be better.
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Furthermore, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4’s under-the-screen camera implementation, Google Notepad’s patent shows that the folding screen of the phone houses the selfie camera in the top bezel. According to the patent, the flexible screen’s bezel will have a camera with a moving aperture, which may be the first of its kind in a foldable device.
On August 5, a leak surfaced, revealing that the Google Pixel folding screen projector would resemble the OPPO Find N from the front and the Google Pixel 7 from the rear.
The device will be compact with a giant screen that folds inward horizontally, a complete screen without holes on the inner screen, and a micro-perforated camera on the internal screen bezel. The outer screen will have a single hole in the middle.
As per previous leaks, the Google Pixel Notepad foldable is supposed to have a short and broad body and a 5.8-inch external screen. The Pixel Notepad was reportedly going to have a 7.58-inch main display manufactured by Samsung Display. The phone will have three cameras: a 12.2-megapixel primary IMX363 camera, a 12-megapixel secondary IMX386 camera, and two 8-megapixel IMX355 selfie cameras.
The phone is scheduled for a launch next spring and is slated to be priced at around $1400 when it launches. Although this would make the Pixel Fold substantially more expensive than the cheapest Pixel 6 and Pixel 7, it would still be about $400 more affordable than the cheapest Galaxy Z Fold 3 & the Galaxy Z Flip 3.