Android 12 confirms that Google is working on a foldable Pixel

Google has been working on a foldable smartphone for a long time. Another mention of Pixel with a flexible screen appeared in Android 12. More specifically … in the camera application, which reveals new details about the yet unannounced device.

Already in 2019, we wrote that Google engineers are testing foldable screens. Although at that time there was no sign that the company from Mountain View was getting ready for the premiere of the “compilation”, this information sparked a wave of speculation, thoughts, guesses and rumors about the new Google smartphones. A few months later, Albert looked at Google patents for a foldable smartphone with multiple screens. And this one looks more like a book than a telephone.

The theme of “folding” from Google returns with the release of Android 12 on the company’s latest smartphones – Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Although the phones themselves suffer from the flickering screen in the case of the Pixel 6 Pro, they still attract the attention of users in selected markets. As a reminder – Pixels can still not be officially bought in Poland. The screen problem is to be fixed with a software patch, which means that we are not dealing with factory defects. Android 12 itself is not a perfect system and causes problems: with the cooperation of Google Chromecast, and this with the wallpaper setting. Changing it automatically can lead to self-closing games and applications, and ultimately to jam the phone itself.

The team Insight APK from 9to5Google she looked at the files of the new system in search of curiosities and news about products that Google might be working on. They stumbled upon interesting discoveries in the Google Camera application. It reveals a bit more information about the folded Google smartphone. The phone code-named Pipit (previously known as Passport) is to be equipped with worse cameras than those that landed in Pixels this year. It’s all about the main camera and responsible for the wide angle. The foldable Pixel is to have the same sensor as the Pixel 5. The 12.2 megapixel IMX363 from Sony will power the main camera, while the IMX386 will be used to take pictures in a wide angle.

Foldable Google Pixel in 2022? Android 12 reveals new information

In addition, the foldable Pixel is to have two cameras with 8-megapixel IMX355 lenses, which in the basic Pixel 6 model are used as a selfie camera. The editors of the 9t05Google website suspect that Google will offer the same quality of photos and video selfie with the folded and unfolded smartphone. However, it is not known how the company decides to place the camera in the screen. Will it go towards the Samsung Galaxy Z3 Fold, which has the front camera hidden under the screen, or will it continue the tradition of “holes” in the screen, as in the case of Pixels on the market?

Google Pixel 6

Will the information found by the 9to5Google team regarding the folded Google Pixel and its cameras be confirmed? An additional confirmation is to be the phrases “isPixel2022Foldable” sewn in the files associated with the Google Camera. A similar procedure has already been used in the past. “isPixel2019” accompanied the information about Pixels 4 and 4 X, and “isPixel2019MidRange” appeared in connection with Pixels 3a and 3a XL.

You have to be patient and wait until next year. Perhaps 2022 will bring us “collections” competitive to Samsung and Huawei. And if not, it is a sign that Google developers, while storing false information in the source code of Android and system applications, are still making fun of those who analyze this code in search of interesting facts.

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