Google’s Pixel foldable smartphone has been in the works for some time. The company is yet to announce any details about the smartphone, but the handset was spotted on Geekbench last week with the codename “Pippit” and its performance specifications suggested that it could be powered by the company’s Tensor chip. Is. After the second beta build of Android 12L was released on Wednesday, a new animation has been seen that suggests that the company’s foldable smartphone could be similar to the recently launched Oppo Find N.
Two new animations in the recent Android 12L beta build, spotted by 9to5Google, show a foldable device that looks like the new Oppo Find N foldable smartphone. The images show a SIM tray on the bottom and a volume rocker on the right. It is worth noting that previous leaks and renders suggested that Google’s Pixel foldable smartphone could be similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, when unfolded, the smartphone featured in the animation sports a wider display than what Samsung has to offer.
These animations have been added in the second Android 12L beta, and their presence suggests that the company is still working on a foldable smartphone. As per the report, the images suggest the same aspect ratio as the Oppo Find N (8.4:9) when exposed, instead of the 22.5:18 aspect ratio of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Last week, a new Google smartphone was spotted on Geekbench with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, two performance cores clocked at 2.25GHz and four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Codenamed “Pipit”, the handset has a single-core Geekbench 4 score of 4,811 points and a multi-core score of 11,349 points. These scores are similar to the Pixel 6, which sports the company’s Tensor processor.
The company was previously rumored to be working on a foldable smartphone in November 2021, when references to a smartphone named “Pipit” were seen in the Google Camera APK. The 12.2-megapixel IMX363 camera sensor suggests that it may feature an older camera setup, unlike the older GN1 sensors that were used in the Pixel 6 series released last year.
As mentioned earlier, Google hasn’t revealed any details of a foldable handset in the works yet, and according to the report, the new animations seen on the Android 12L beta build may also be removed in a future release. Is.
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