Google Pixel Fold has been widely debated by netizens in recent months, and now it’s time to find out some reliable information about the future phone. NOTEBOOKCHECK reveals that Google’s upcoming phone has been spotted on Geekbench under the codename ‘Felix,’ and there’s a lot of interesting information to uncover regarding the specs.
Google hasn’t yet released a foldable smartphone, but you know what they say that everything has a beginning in life. Since companies like Samsung, Huawei, or Motorola have already released phones that can be unfolded as you do with books, a brand such as Google cannot possibly fall short.
The Google Tensor G2 will be powering the Pixel Fold
Thanks to the new leak, we can now find out that the Google Tensor G2 chipset will be powering the upcoming Pixel Fold. The idea is certainly not bad, as having both the processor and operating system, as well as the phone itself, created by the same company, should grant a lot of smoothness and longevity for the final product. It’s the same recipe that Apple has been applying for so many years in the case of its iPhones, and its success is undeniable.
On the other hand, Google Tensor G2 is easily one of the most powerful chipsets for smartphones that are available on the market right now. During Geekbench tests, Tensor G2 has been proven to be almost as capable as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, meaning the most powerful processor built so far by Qualcomm. Tensor G2 is about a third less powerful than Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Android 13 out of the box
It would have been absurd for Google not to equip the Pixel Fold with the latest version of its mobile operating system. Therefore, Google Pixel Fold will come with Android 13 out of the box, meaning that you won’t have to wait for any update anymore when it comes to the operating system. Android 13 brings the best of what Google’s OS has to offer for smartphones.
If you’re still not impressed with what the Google Pixel Fold has to offer, you should also keep in mind that the device will also reach 12GB of RAM. That means that the phone will have more memory than many PCs that are still out there on the market and reach only 8GB or even 4GB of RAM.
The Geekbench 5 results
The Geekbench 5 test shows some impressive scores for the Google Pixel Fold. But considering that the Tensor G2 is implemented there, the news is not so surprising after all.
The single-core score is 1047, while the multi-core score reached 3257 points. However, if we make a comparison with the latest A16 Bionic chipset from the iPhone 14 lineup, Tensor G2 looks pretty modest. The A16 chipset from iPhone 14 Pro Max has reached, during a Geekbench 5 test, for instance, an incredible score of 5325 for the multi-core and 1884 points in single-core.
Judging by other sources, we can also expect the Google Pixel Fold to have a large 7.6 inches display. The rear camera could consist of three lenses: one reaching 64MP, another one of 12MP, and one capable of 10MP. We can also expect some decent capabilities from the selfie camera, as it will reach 10MP.
Having a long battery life is extremely important nowadays for a smartphone, and Google also knows that lesson very well. Therefore, the upcoming Pixel Fold could feature a 4,500mAh battery. It might not be too impressive, but it can surely be enough for most future users of the phone.
Google Pixel Fold should make its long-awaited debut next year in Spring and during the Google I/O event.