The foldable smartphone Pixel from Google has been in the works for some time. The company hasn’t released any details about the smartphone yet, but the handset was spotted on Geekbench codenamed “Pipit” last week and its performance specifications suggested it could be powered by the company’s tensor chip. After the second beta version of Android 12L was released on Wednesday, a new animation was discovered suggesting that the company’s foldable smartphone might look similar to the recently launched Oppo Find N.
Two new animations in the current beta version of Android 12L, discovered by 9to5Google, show a foldable device that is similar to the new foldable smartphone Oppo Find N. The images show a SIM tray below and a volume rocker on the right. It’s worth noting that previous leaks and renders suggested that Google’s foldable Pixel smartphone might look similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, when it is unfolded, the smartphone shown in the animation appears to have a wider display than the Samsung offering.
These animations were added to the second Android 12L beta, and their appearance suggests that the company is still working on a foldable smartphone. According to the report, the images when unfolded suggest a similar aspect ratio to the Oppo Find N (8.4: 9) instead of the 22.5: 18 aspect ratio of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Last week, a new Google smartphone with an octa-core processor with two performance cores with 2.8 GHz, two cores with 2.25 GHz and four efficiency cores with 1.8 GHz was spotted on Geekbench. The handset with the code name “Pipit” has a single-core Geekbench 4 score of 4,811 points and a multi-core score of 11,349 points. These results are similar to those of the Pixel 6, which is equipped with the company’s tensor processor.
Rumor has it that the company will be working on a foldable smartphone in November 2021 when references to a smartphone codenamed “Pipit” were found in the Google Camera APK. The 12.2 megapixel IMX363 camera sensor suggests it could have an older camera setup, unlike the newer GN1 sensors used on the Pixel 6 series released last year.
As mentioned earlier, Google hasn’t released any details on a foldable handset that is in the works, and the new animations spotted on the Android 12L beta build could also be removed in a future release, according to the report.
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