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Google has seemingly joined the foldable smartphone market with the development of the Pixel Fold 2. The device will feature a wider aspect ratio and a different camera design compared to its predecessor, providing a more comfortable and user-friendly experience. The leaked photo of the Pixel Fold 2 suggests that the external display will be narrower, but still not as awkward as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. The internal screen will also be more square than rectangular.
There are two distinctive elements of the Google Pixel Fold's design. The most prominent is its camera bar, an approximation of the 'visor' design that it uses on its Pixel phones. The other is the external or second screen's wider aspect ratio, which meant that the unfolded device would also be wider and take on a horizontal or landscape form factor. It's a design that was more conducive for wider content like videos as well as splitting the screen between two panels or two apps. More importantly, however, it meant that the folded phone was more comfortable to use and hold, almost like a regular phone.
The Pixel Fold 2 will feature a new camera design, moving away from the bar design seen in its predecessor. The camera bump will now sit in a corner of the device's back. This change in camera placement is a notable departure from the previous design and could have implications for the overall user experience and aesthetic of the device.
The biggest change, however, seems to be the camera, which moves away from the bar design to a bump that sits in a corner of the Pixel Fold 2's back.