After many false starts, it looks like the Google Pixel Fold is finally on its way, and now a case mockup of the device gives us additional insight into what the physical hardware, hinge, and screen inside will bring to the table.
Youtube Dave to dr He got what appears to be a case model of the Google Pixel Fold, which he claims is “dimensionally accurate” to the actual device Google is working on. While this mockup is devoid of any actual smartphone hardware, the design and look do Line up with previous leaks.
The box model here shows a device that’s remarkably thin at 5.7mm, 0.6mm thinner than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 when opened. We also take a closer look at the device in hand when closed, confirming that the screen will be wider than Samsung’s foldable devices, as we’ve shown on some previous models based on the dimensions.
A better look at the device’s interior strongly suggests that the Google device will have fairly thick bezels, at least by modern standards, on the internal display. This allows the phone to have a camera that is not integrated into the screen using a cutout or underdisplay technique. Edges are measured at approximately 5-6 mm. A mockup of what the device looks like with those supposed bezels can be seen below.
The video also takes a look at the hinge, seemingly confirming that Google’s foldable won’t have a notch like today’s Samsung devices, instead closing the flow. This means that Google will use a “waterdrop” style hinge, similar to the Oppo Find N2, where the screen recesses into the hinge slightly when the phone is closed. Samsung is rumored to be moving to a similar design On the Galaxy Z Fold 5 To help reduce visible screen crease.
Dave2D says he’s been told the Pixel Fold will have a hinge similar to the Oppo Find N series.
The video goes on to point out that the speakers are positioned at the top left and bottom right of the sides, which should result in better stereo sound either way. Samsung places the foldable speakers at the top and bottom left side of the device (when unfolded), while Oppo places the speakers at the bottom of both halves.
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