It is widely expected that Google will officially launch the Pixel 6/6 Pro smartphone with a new generation of Android 12 mobile operating system on October 19, and will go on sale on October 28 a week later. However, for the legendary Pixel Fold folding screen smartphone equipped with a 7.6-inch flexible screen, many people still expect it to arrive before the end of 2021. In order to let everyone see it first, LetsGoDigital specially worked with graphic designer Waqar Khan to bring a set of renders.
The render reveals a similar internal and external dual-screen design to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Infinity-O perforated screen is used in the upper right corner, and the screen frame is quite thick, but the rear camera module has followed the Pixel 6 design style. After fully extended, users will be able to use a 7.6-inch large tablet, supplemented by a hidden hinge similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
By the way, Google was granted a patent for Multi-axis soft hinge mechanism and foldable device with the same function by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on September 23, 2021. This 58-page document describes in detail an advanced hinge mechanism, which is characterized by only leaving a very small seam when the device is folded and stored.
Interestingly, Google also introduced a clamshell folding screen design in the document. Going back to the Pixel Fold designed by Waqar Khan, its back adopts a three-color design, with a long rear camera module that protrudes from the body and extends to both sides (there is even a telephoto lens).
Last year, Google revealed that it was developing a folding screen device code-named Passport, and in July this year announced more details of the device under development. Subsequently, The Elec and display industry analyst Ross Young both mentioned the 7.6-inch flexible screen.
It is widely expected that Pixel Pixel will order a 120Hz LTPO flexible screen panel from Samsung Display, supplemented by an ultra-thin glass (UTG) protective layer that is more resistant to collisions and scratches. It is said that Pixel Fold will also use the self-developed Tensor chipset. Its performance refers to the unreleased Exynos 9855 SoC, and it is equipped with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) functions.