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News ticker: Google Pixel Fold, OnePlus Fold, Realme GT Neo 6

The Google Pixel Fold is disassembled, the OnePlus Fold is renamed Open and the Realme GT Neo 6 is powered by an SD 8 Gen 2.
Google Pixel Fold

Google Pixel Fold: Hard to fix

The Google Pixel Fold is the latest device to be ripped apart by PBKreviews. Google’s first foldable device is first stripped of its SIM slot. After that there is a heat treatment to loosen the adhesive from the cover display and the back.

After that, first the back plate and then the outer display is pryed off and the internal components of the Google Pixel Fold are exposed. There are a number of screws covering the flex cable that is attached to the display. These must also be removed. Then the vibration motor, the speaker assembly, the front camera and the two batteries are exposed.

Unfortunately, Google didn’t install any pull tabs, which makes removing the battery a bit more cumbersome. The smaller 1,489 mAh battery cell is surrounded by a solid copper thermal plate that is part of the motherboard. In the end, the Pixel Fold gets a repairability rating of 6.5/10. On the other hand, it performed significantly worse in the durability test yesterday.

OnePlus Fold is said to be called Open

It has been known for a long time that OnePlus is working on a foldable device and has already been officially confirmed. Actually, the rumor mill was already largely in agreement with regard to the name – OnePlus Fold. Instead, the foldable is said to be called OnePlus Open, according to the well-known tipster Max Jambor. This is supported by the fact that the name was patented at the beginning of the year.

Basically, OnePlus Open doesn’t sound bad at all between various folds like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, the Xiaomi Mix Fold or the vivo X Fold. According to the leak, other options included Prime, Wing, Peak and Edge.

The OnePlus Open Fold is expected to be unveiled in late August with a large, circular camera island. There are also flat sides and the familiar alarm slider on the left (when unfolded). In addition to a 7.8-inch main display, there is also a 6.3-inch cover display, both of which are based on AMOLED technology. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset powers it along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.


Realme GT Neo 6: rendering confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset

Realme only launched the GT Neo 5 in February, and yet they are apparently already working intensively on a successor. Unsurprisingly, this should be called Realme GT Neo 6. Below is a leaked render of the upcoming top model. The Qualcomm branding with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 lettering can clearly be read on it.

However, it is quite conceivable that, like on the GT Neo 5, it is a small auxiliary display. According to an earlier leak of the Realme GT Neo 6, an OLED display with narrow bezels and a refresh rate of 144 Hz is installed. There’s support for 100-watt wired charging, a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, and Android 13 as the operating system. However, the start date is still unclear.


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