Google Pixel foldable release date tipped with controversial cameras

Google has effectively spilled the beans when it comes to its next foldable Pixel smartphone. This device seemed inevitable since the company began to include folding screen functions with the latest version of Android and Android development for the near future. But now, here in the latest version of the official Google camera app, the codes show that the device is in development and appears to be in the works for an expected release in the year 2022.

According to an APK file investigation at 9to5Google, Google’s latest camera app showcases the foldable Pixel smart device with some key details ready for launch next year. This device is hooked up to a set of cameras that would indicate it was using the same primary camera sensor * featured on the remarkably thin-bodied Google Pixel 5, likely allowing the entire device to avoid the massive bump included with the Pixel 6. .

The Google Pixel 5 camera system is still good enough for the average user, especially as Google continues to develop smart camera software that works with the device’s specific set of cameras and sensors. The foldable Google Pixel will likely deflect the focus from the rear camera given its much more important foldable display panel on the inside, along with a couple of front-facing cameras.

The code indicates that the foldable Google Pixel will work with two identical front cameras. This almost certainly suggests that there will be one outside when closed and one inside when open.

The front cameras work with 8 megapixel IMX355 sensors, the same ones used on the front of the Google Pixel 6. The Google Pixel 6 Pro has a slightly more advanced camera, but the front camera on the Pixel 6 is (as is the Pixel device cameras theme), more than suitable for the average user.

* The foldable Pixel code in the Google Camera app also shows a second camera sensor on the back of the device: the Sony IMX386. This is a 12MP camera sensor that has appeared on a variety of devices in recent years, including Nokia 9 PureView, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, and Motorola Moto Z2 Force. This is a RGB / monochrome camera with a 6.20mm (1 / 2.9 ″) sensor that rolls with 1.25μm size pixels (unit cell size) that was launched at about the same time as a sensor Very similar IMX released at the same time it was bundled with the first Google Pixel.

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It is very likely that Sony will use this camera as intended, as an ultrawide camera, and that it will promote itself as a “folded” camera. That will mean that the user will take photos with this camera while the Pixel is closed and closed, using the front screen (not folding) as a viewfinder. It’s very likely that if Google releases a foldable Pixel with a restriction on this camera (folded only), they’ll quickly find users flipping their caps, looking for ways to use the camera in folded and unfolded configurations, that’s basically a given.

It is very likely that we will see the foldable Google Pixel launched in the first half of the year 2022. Google has Android 12L in development now, with an expected release date of March 2022. Take a look at Android 12L and look at the release schedule – development is underway now, with a final public release expected after February 2022 through March.

Sounds like a good time for Google to launch its first foldable Pixel, just in time to make use of the software they announced for a device with a large and / or foldable screen? Given everything we know about Google’s release schedule and previous Pixel reveal dates, we estimate a reveal date of March 22, then (barring any supply issues), a March 25, 2022 release date. , we’ll see!

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