Google Pixel Fold Might Be Released This Year

The Google Pixel Fold will compete with Samsung’s foldable smartphone lineup.

Google Pixel Fold, the company’s first foldable smartphone, is expected to be released in late 2021. Google’s foldable smartphone under the Pixel series has been rumored for quite some time, and recent reports indicate that the device will be available before the end of this year. The foldable Pixel smartphone is rumored to be called “Passport,” and it is expected to include a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) OLED display. Samsung has entered the folding screen market with its foldable smartphones, which include the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Foldable smartphones, on the other hand, appear to be becoming a more frequent form factor for luxury smartphones. Vivo and Xiaomi are also said to be working on new foldable smartphones.

(Also see: Fujifilm Patent for a Foldable Phone with a Stylus Pen Has Been Revealed)

According to tipster Evan Blass, the forthcoming foldable Pixel smartphone, dubbed “Passport,” will be released before the end of this year. Google has been working on this new smartphone for more than two years, according to him.

This isn’t the first time that the Google Pixel Fold’s release date has been teased. In addition, David Naranjo, Senior Director, Display Supply Chain Consultants, tweeted about the Google Pixel Fold’s development. According to his post, the phone might be released in the fourth quarter of 2021. (October 1 to December 31). The Google Pixel Fold may also use an LTPO OLED panel, according to the report. Google Pixel 6 Pro will also be released in the same period, according to the expert.

Google said in 2019 that it has begun working on foldable smartphone prototypes. In addition, the firm included support for flexible screens in Android 10, which was used by businesses such as Samsung to create their foldable phones. With the forthcoming Google Pixel Fold, Google has a chance to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, as well as the recently announced Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Huawei established its foothold in the foldable smartphone market with the Mate X and X2 models. In March of this year, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi also launched the Mi Mix Fold as the company’s first foldable smartphone in China. Other firms, like Oppo and Vivo, are planning to release foldable smartphones. It is also anticipated to launch in India later this year.

Google has yet to reveal if it intends to sell a foldable phone or whether it is simply testing prototypes to make Android better optimized for existing and upcoming foldable devices on the market. When it is launched, the Pixel Fold may compete with these foldable smartphones.

 

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