As the release of a foldable Google Pixel smartphone (which may be dubbed the Pixel Notepad) seems to be getting closer, new info is falling on the screen system. The device should carry two screens – an extra large internal foldable screen but also an external screen. To add to the track set, we know that the Pixel Fold’s internal display will be roughly the same size as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 which is also due to be introduced soon.
Samsung’s foldable should feature a slightly smaller foldable screen than the previous generation (7.56″ instead of 7.6″). It should also offer a 6.19″ external screen. however, according to Ross Young, a generally very well-informed expert, the external screen of the Pixel Notepad would only be 5.8″. This seems to have consequences on the format of the device. The Pixel Notepad immediately seems more compact and wide than Z Fold 4.
The internal screen of the Google Pixel Notepad would be more “widescreen” than that of the Fold 4
This is not the first time that this information has appeared, so this difference in format seems at this stage a virtual certainty. For the time being, it is difficult to know in what way this more compact format will or will not be more ergonomic than that of the next Fold 4. But we can’t wait to see how Google has chosen to tackle the problem, and how the interface will be designed. of the device. Ross Young does not venture to give any information on the effective release date of the Pixel Notepad.
We know that Google almost released a first iteration last year at the same time as the Pixel 6. We can therefore expect the presentation of the Pixel Notepad to intervene around the presentation of the Pixel 7 – probably on the sidelines of the next Google I/O conference in a few months. The foldable smartphone will be a premium device, presumably priced around $1,400.
On the photo side, the device should offer almost the same sensor system as that of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. With one exception, presumably: the selfie sensor. Google has indeed patented a new sensor system hidden under the screen. This promises to make the sensor disappear further thanks to a second screen placed around a prism which can alternately reflect its image or be oriented towards the selfie sensor.