According to Android Authority, a leaked photo of the Google Pixel Fold 2 indicates potential design modifications, following recent reports on hardware specifications. The second-generation Pixel Fold features a narrower cover screen compared to its predecessor.
This suggests that the overall design of the Fold 2 may resemble other foldable phones like the OnePlus Open, with screens falling between those of the Pixel Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 in size.
The narrower form factor of the Pixel Fold 2 may come as a surprise to some. However, it's likely a strategic move by Google, considering that many Android apps aren't optimized for tablets. By narrowing the Fold 2, Google might circumvent the need for software adjustments to address apps that don't perform well in landscape mode.
The leaked image of the Pixel Fold 2 also reveals a revamped camera bump on its rear, featuring four sensors and an LED flash, without the camera bar extending from edge to edge. Design elements shared with the upcoming Pixel 9 series include a more rounded display and a premium aluminum frame.
Reports suggest that the inner screen of the Pixel Fold 2 includes a display cutout in the top right corner for the internal camera, a departure from its predecessor. Additionally, the crease in the foldable screen remains noticeable, as stated in the report.
Given that the leaked device is still in early development, its design may undergo changes before mass production. With more details expected closer to the release date, which could be later this year, we still have a long way to go.