Google’s Next Foldable to Be Reportedly Called Pixel 9 Pro Fold


Google unveiled the Pixel Fold in May last year, which was its first foray into the foldable space. The Pixel Fold 2 is said to be in the pipeline with a new design and hardware upgrades. However, a new report indicates that Google may be changing the naming convention for its foldable smartphones. The tech giant will reportedly launch the next foldable with the moniker “Pixel 9 Pro Fold”. This marks a major change from the original Pixel Fold. Additionally, the upcoming Pixel 9 series is said to include four models.

A report from Android Authority, citing a Google insider, suggests that Google will use a different name for the Pixel Fold 2. The upcoming Pixel foldable may be known as the “Pixel 9 Pro Fold” instead of the Pixel Fold 2. This renaming strategy hints at integrating the next foldable phone into the Pixel 9 series rather than keeping it as a standalone device.

The publication further claims that the Pixel 9 series will consist of four models this year – Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, Pixel 9 Pro XL, and Pixel 9 Pro Fold. The latter are called “comets” internally. All these models are said to run on the rumored Tensor G4 SoC.

If Google moves forward with the Pixel 9 Pro Fold moniker and integrates the second-generation foldable into the Pixel 9 series, we can expect it to debut alongside the rest of the Pixel 9 series in October instead of Google I/O in May. Will be launched.

Google has not yet confirmed the Pixel Fold 2 and Pixel 9 Pro Fold monikers. Of course, things may change before the final release of the handset, so all these details should be taken with a pinch of salt.

The Pixel Fold was launched at the Google I/O 2023 event in May last year. The base model with 256GB storage is priced at $1,799 (approximately Rs 1,47,500).

The Pixel Fold runs on Google's Tensor G2 SoC, paired with a Titan M2 security chip and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It has a triple rear camera unit, which houses a 48-megapixel primary wide-angle lens, a 10.8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 10.8-megapixel dual PD telephoto lens. For selfies, there is a 9.5-megapixel sensor on the external display and an 8-megapixel internal selfie camera. The phone has a 4,821mAh battery that supports 30W charging and wireless charging.

At Google I/O 2023, the search giant has repeatedly told us that it cares about AI, along with the launch of its first foldable phone and Pixel-branded tablet. This year the company is going to supercharge its apps, services and Android operating system with AI technology. We discuss this and more on the Orbital, Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and wherever you get your podcasts.
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