Leaks about pixels are not a new thing, so far, Google has shown no problem in letting details of their new phones leak, however, there is a device the Alphabet-owned company is not letting on about: the Pixel Fold.
While it might not even be named the Pixel fold, developer cstark27, who accurately leaked the Pixel 6‘s camera sensor, also noticed that the Android 12 beta refers to a device codenamed ‘Passport.’ This has previously been rumored as the folding Pixel’s codename. The code suggests Passport will be running the new, Samsung-made Google Tensor processor, and the phones will seemingly use a Samsung modem.
Thanks to the leak, we know that there are 4 total Pixel models referenced in the Android 12 build files:
- Barbet (Pixel 5a) – G4S1M
- Oriole (Pixel 6) – GR1YH
- Raven (Pixel 6 Pro) – GF5KQ
- Passport (Pixel Fold) – GPQ72
According to rumors, the folding pixel will have a 7.6-inch, 120Hz display as on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Samsung leads in folding screen tech right now, and Google has been cozying up to the company a lot lately, having collaborated on Wear OS 3 and reportedly worked together on the Tensor chip.
Again, this is all rumor for now and fun fodder for conversation. We’ve seen exactly zero renders thus far and as we all know, that is pretty odd for Google. Do you think folding Phones are the future?