The new report supports the view that Google Pixel Fold will use a slightly different approach to mapping Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Display analyst Ross Young has tweeted an update about a possible screen for Google’s future first sophisticated phone.
According to Young, Google Pixel Fold should have a smaller external display than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and its likely successor, 5.8 inches instead of 6.2 inches.
Despite this, Young says the Pixel Fold will still have a main display the same size as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. This means that the Pixel Fold’s internal display will have a much wider aspect ratio than the Galaxy Z range Fold.
This last piece of advice is supportive previous things we heard about Google Pixel Fold. Back in January, we received information about the probable form of Pixel Fold with animations that were added as part of the second beta version of Android 12L.
At the time, we noted that “this sophisticated Google in folded form is much heavier than the current champion, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.”
In our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, we complained that the main display is too square for its own good, and that it is “not optimized to play most types of content”.
It seems that Google is trying to abandon this criticism and expand the complex format with its first flexible phone.