Google Pixel Fold Once Again Tipped to Launch This Year

Maria J. Danford

Google Pixel Fold, the first foldable smartphone from the tech big, could start in late 2021. Google’s foldable smartphone under the Pixel lineup has been in rumours for pretty a while and new leaks suggest that the handset will make its debut by the finish of this yr. The foldable Pixel smartphone is reportedly codenamed “Passport” and is speculated to function a lower-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) OLED show. Samsung has tapped the marketplace for foldable screens with its foldable equipment, including the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Nonetheless, foldable smartphones are getting a extra prevalent variety factor for quality smartphones it appears to be. Makes such as Vivo and Xiaomi are also reportedly doing the job on new foldable smartphones.

As per a tweet by tipster Evan Blass, the upcoming foldable Pixel smartphone, which is codenamed as “Passport” will be introduced by the finish of this yr. He said that Google has been doing the job on this new smartphone for extra than two a long time.

This is not the first time that Google Pixel Fold’s start timeline has been hinted at. David Naranjo, Senior Director, Show Supply Chain Consultants, tweeted on the development of Google Pixel Fold as perfectly. His tweet indicated that the handset could start in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October one to December 31). It also recommended that the Google Pixel Fold will use an LTPO OLED show. The analyst also provides that Google Pixel six Professional will start in the very same quarter.

In 2019, Google disclosed that it had begun doing the job on foldable smartphone prototypes. The business also furnished assistance for foldable displays in Android 10 that was leveraged by firms including Samsung to build their in-property foldable phones. There is absolutely scope for Google to problem Samsung Galaxy Z Fold two, and the lately introduced Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 with the upcoming Google Pixel Fold. Huawei with its Mate X and X2 foldable smartphones marked its presence in the house. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has also unveiled the Mi Blend Fold as the firm’s first foldable smartphone in China in March this yr. Other firms such as Oppo and Vivo are also eyeing to start their foldable smartphones. It is envisioned to start in India in the remainder of this yr too.

Google has not still introduced any aspects on whether it is organizing to start a foldable cellular phone or if it is just screening prototypes for creating Android extra optimised for present and new foldable equipment in the marketplace. When unveiled, the Pixel Fold could just take on these foldable smartphones.


Are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 nonetheless designed for enthusiasts — or are they fantastic more than enough for every person? We talked about this on Orbital, the Devices 360 podcast. Orbital is readily available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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