According to insider Jon Prosser, Google is developing a foldable Pixel smartphone. For the first time rumors about this device appeared in the summer of last year, when the resource 9to5Google spoke about an internal Google document, information in which indicated the company’s plans to develop such a device. Earlier this month, it was reported that Google had filed two patents related to flexible smartphones.
Prosser pointed out on his Twitter page that the Google Pixel “Fold” is indeed in development. Thus, the device can become a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series smartphone. The words of an authoritative informant may indicate that the new product will be presented by Google this year, possibly in the fourth quarter, when the company usually releases new flagship smartphones.
It’s curious what pricing the manufacturer might choose for the Pixel foldable smartphone. For comparison, the cost of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 at the start of sales was 000, which retains its status as a niche product that is not available to all consumers.
According to Notebook Check, Google may choose, for example, not the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, but some more affordable Snapdragon 700 series chipset, as it did with the Pixel 5 smartphone, as a basis for the novelty. , for most potential buyers such a device may not be affordable anyway, especially given the complexity and cost of developing flexible OLED smartphones.