Google’s first foldable smartphone has been rumored for a very long time now, but it’s due to finally launch this year. We’ve already seen it in leaked CAD-based renders, and today a new report talks about its weight.
Apparently, the Pixel Fold will be heavier than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold4, the device that’s in effect going to serve as its main competitor. That may be connected, at least to some extent, to the other tidbit that got outed today, namely that the Pixel Fold will have a bigger battery than the Samsung.
We’re not told exactly how much bigger, only that “the battery size will be closer to, but still well below, 5,000 mAh”. Closer to 5,000 mAh compared to the Z Fold4’s 4,400 mAh and the Oppo Find N2‘s 4,520 mAh, that is. So we’re guessing around 4,700 mAh then?
For reference points regarding weight, keep in mind that the Z Fold4 tips the scales at 263g. So the source of today’s rumor tells us to think of the Pixel Fold as a small tablet in weight, which doesn’t sound all that exciting considering it won’t be like a small tablet in size.
The image above allegedly compares the size of the unfolded Pixel Fold (in red) to that of the unfolded Find N2 (in green) to the unfolded Galaxy Z Fold4 (in blue). Like the Find N2, the Pixel Fold’s unfolded display will be in landscape mode, not portrait like the Z Fold4’s.
According to a leaked roadmap of Google’s launches, the Pixel Fold should become official at or “around” the Google I/O developer conference which traditionally takes place in May.