According to Korean portal ‘The Elec’, the screen of the next Google Pixel Fold will be manufactured by Samsung’s display division, known as “Samsung Display”. The report claims that the foldable Pixel Fold will feature the M13 screen material, which, if true, would make Google’s foldable a the first to use this technology.
Google Pixel Fold. / Onleaks
What’s surprising is that Samsung plans to stick with the M12 display material set for its Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, which we’ll see this summer. It’s him same material the Korean brand used in the Galaxy Z Fold 4and that Apple will use in all four iPhone 15 models.
The current iPhone 14 series uses both the M11 and the M12, with the former found on the screens of the “non-Pro” models and the latter on the more expensive “Pro” units. ‘The Elec’ report does not mention how the M13 material is superior to the M12, but it is believed to be an improvement (obviously it would be rare for it to get worse).
The same informative comments as Samsung is already working on M14 display materials, which will be used for the iPhone 16 series next year. And that’s nothing new, as Apple uses the same OLED materials that have been used in Galaxy phones since the iPhone 11 lineup in 2019.
Google Pixel Fold. / ftp
The first two iPhone models with OLED panels (iPhone X and iPhone XS) used Apple’s LT material suite.
The Pixel Fold should have a 5.8 inch external screen with a resolution of 1080×1900 pixels, and that the the internal screen reaches 7.6 inches (1840×2208 pixels) with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Unlike the portrait-focused display found inside the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the screen of the Google Pixel Fold will be more oriented towards landscapes. The device will be powered by the same processor that currently powers the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the Tensor 2 made by Google itself.
El Pixel Fold could be presented at the Google I/O conference, which will be held on May 10. The device would go on sale a little later, but probably already from the second half of the year.
According to the leaks, the price Google’s first foldable smartphone It will move between $1,300 and $1,500. Expensive, but still a few hundred dollars below the cost of Samsung’s most premium foldable, the Z Fold. Apart from the detail of being able to have a better screen, we will see if the rest of the specifications can compete face to face.