Yesterday we heard that the upcoming Google Pixel Fold 2 could skip the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro’s Tensor G3 chipset and jump straight to the Tensor G4 in the Pixel 9 and 9 Pro, which likely also means it will only be introduced alongside those. devices in October, and not in May like the original Pixel Fold.
Today, the same source behind yesterday’s report leaked an image of what is supposedly a Pixel Fold 2 prototype, and you can see it below in all its stealthy glory.
It’s easy to instantly notice two things that are very different about this model. First, the camera bump has a new shape, one that’s a far cry from the visor-like contraption of the original Pixel Fold. That’s strange, since the elongated camera island that extends across most, if not all, of the back has become a defining feature of the Pixel line.
Next, the Pixel Fold 2’s cover screen is noticeably longer and narrower than its predecessor, which has a very wide form factor; in fact, so much so that when opened it registers as landscape mode for applications, which has caused a lot of problems with those who simply refuse to have one. The Pixel Fold 2 looks set to rectify that by being at least a little longer than it is wide when unfolded, so apps will default to their portrait orientation.
While we can’t see the interior screen, the source of this image says that it has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera on the top right, unlike the OG Pixel Fold which has it on the bezel. The Pixel Fold 2 is supposedly “quite thin,” but it still has a very noticeable screen crease.
Of course, this is just a leaked image, so the usual warning applies: take it with a grain of salt. If the Pixel Fold 2 doesn’t appear on the market until October, we have plenty of time to find out more about it until then.