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Fast charging: Pixel Fold can solve my biggest problem with Galaxy Fold

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OPINION: Fresh details about Google fighters have appeared this week Pixel Fold smartphone and this time they painted a beautiful picture of the future of convertible smartphones.

In particular, display analyst Ross Young tweeted it can be assumed that the long-awaited Pixel Fold will have a smaller 5.8-inch front display and a wider aspect ratio in the expanded internal screen.

Even as a tech enthusiast, I recognize that aspect ratios aren’t usually the most exciting feature on any phone. But on the complicated it is a huge deal.

To catch up with people, the aspect ratio is a measure of the length and width of the screen. Although they vary by device, the most common aspect ratio on tablets and phones is usually 16: 9, although you will see that other phones have dimensions of 18: 9, 19: 9 and 19. 5: 9 and 20: 9.

As I noted while considering Galaxy Z Fold 3one of the biggest problems with the device was that its main front and secondary internal screens had amazing, atypical aspect ratios – the front screen has a very high and slim 25: 9 aspect ratio, while the tablet’s internal screen has a distinctly 22.5 square: 18 one.

This was very difficult as it meant that most of the apps were incorrectly displayed on any of the screens, either on stretched or with massive black bars around them.

This has made it especially difficult to enjoy all the benefits of the tablet screen, as it includes streaming services such as Netflix and games GeForce now did not take full advantage of the extra second screen property. All you get is a slightly larger screen for video or gaming than most larger phones. You can see an example of why in the image below that I took while testing the phone.

Play videos from Galaxy Z Fold 3
Image Credit (Reliable Reviews)

Therefore, the report, which suggests that Pixel Fold will fix this and may have a secondary internal screen with a more common 16: 9 aspect ratio, is very welcome news and means a long-held dream of a phone that can serve as a proper tablet. can be one. a step closer to becoming a reality.

Of course, this is far from official, and the device will have to overcome many obstacles to fully fulfill this promise. Aside from the hardware, the biggest will be the software of the device. As noted during the review Xiaomi Pad 5 and Galaxy Tab S8 UltraAndroid in its current state is not very well optimized for large screens.

This is due to the fact that a few years ago Google stopped the official improvement of software for Android tablets, as a result of which most application developers took the example and developed products only for screens the size of phones. That’s why most editing apps are optimized for basic touch input, not for precise translations or keyboard shortcuts like they are at Apple IPad.

Even the UI of major apps on Android tablets looks a little weird when things like Facebook, Instagram and even Chrome look like blown up mobile apps that haven’t been properly optimized for the big screen.

Google has promised to fix this with the release Android 12 l, a customized version of Android designed for tablets. Although this OS is currently only in beta, so until we get a chance to try the final version, we can’t reasonably comment on how successful it will be.

Despite the other hurdles that Pixel Fold would have to overcome to earn the crown as the first proper phone / tablet, I can’t help but admire this, given this week’s leak.

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