Google Pixel Fold 2 with Tensor G4 chip, 16GB RAM reportedly in testing


Google Pixel Fold was launched in May last year as the tech giant's first foldable smartphone. The book-style foldable is powered by Google's in-house Tensor G2 SoC. The Pixel Fold 2 is now said to be in the works as a follow-up to the original Pixel Fold. A Tensor G4 chipset codenamed “zumapro” will reportedly power the upcoming flagship foldable. The Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro models that are scheduled to be released in October are also expected to run on the same chipset.

According to a report from Android Authority, Google is currently testing the Tensor G4 chip in the Pixel Fold 2 codenamed “zumapro” instead of the Tensor G3. The first prototype of the foldable reportedly featured the Tensor G3 chipset, codenamed “zuma”. The Tensor G4 is also expected to power the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro.

If the new leaks about the processor have any substance, the Pixel Fold 2 will be launched alongside the Pixel 9 series in October instead of May like the Pixel Fold.

The current prototype of the Pixel Fold 2 reportedly has 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage. This is a marked improvement over last year's Pixel Fold which packed 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The bump in onboard memory could make room for multiple on-device AI features as part of Pixi.

Google Pixel Fold was launched at the Google I/O 2023 event in May last year at a price of $1,799 (approximately Rs 1,47,500) for the base variant with 256GB storage.

On the specification front, the Google Pixel Fold features a 7.6-inch inner display (1,840 x 2,208 pixels) and a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,092 pixels) OLED outer display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by Google's Tensor G2 SoC, coupled with a Titan M2 security chip and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

The Pixel Fold sports a triple rear camera unit, consisting of a 48-megapixel primary wide-angle lens, a 10.8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 10.8-megapixel dual PD telephoto lens. For selfie, there is a 9.5 megapixel sensor and 8 megapixel inner selfie camera. Google has provided a 4,821mAh battery on the foldable with 30W charging and wireless charging support.

At Google I/O 2023, along with the launch of its first foldable phone and Pixel-branded tablet, the search giant has repeatedly told us that it cares about AI. 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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