According to Android Authority, the upcoming Pixel Fold 2 is speculated not to utilize the Tensor G3 and could feature more RAM to enhance on-device AI task performance. Google has been conducting internal testing of the Pixel Fold 2 for several months. Previous prototypes featured Google’s Tensor G3 chipset, codenamed “Zuma,” while recent ones showcase the rumored Tensor G4 chipset, nicknamed “zumapro.” This alteration suggests that the Pixel Fold 2 might incorporate the Tensor G4 rather than the G3, although this remains unconfirmed.
A similar transition occurred with the Pixel Tablet, which switched to the second-generation Tensor G2 chipset from the first generation. Consequently, the same adjustment might occur with the Pixel Fold 2 (codenamed “comet”). If Google decides to modify the chipset, it could potentially affect the launch schedule.
The original Pixel Fold debuted in May 2023 at Google I/O. However, if the Pixel Fold 2 launches with the Tensor G4, its unveiling may not take place at I/O 2024, although a teaser could be expected. The Tensor G4 chipset is anticipated to feature slight enhancements over the G3.
Rumors suggest that the Tensor G4 might integrate Arm’s Cortex-X4, A720, and A520 CPU cores, and could potentially be manufactured by Samsung instead of TSMC. Some Pixel Fold 2 prototypes reportedly feature 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage, an upgrade from the previous year’s model.
Regarding the launch, the Pixel Fold 2 is currently in the Engineering Validation Test (EVT) stage, which is a few steps away from Mass Production (MP), indicating that it might not be ready for a May release. Further information regarding storage variants and other specifications may surface closer to the launch date.