According to reports, several companies including Google are expecting to launch foldable devices this year.
Google might launch its first-ever folding phone called “Pixel Fold” having a design language similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold. Apart from this, it is suggested that the ultra-thin glass (UTG) display of Samsung, exclusive to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold 2, might be featured as well.
As per IndiaToday, one of the first websites to report about Google Pixel Fold was 9to5Google. It had found model numbers for all the phones made by Google including the Pixel 6 family and the reported foldable “passport”, the devices that are going to release in 2021.
9to5Google reported that the device with model number GPQ72 was allegedly the Pixel foldable. It added that the mention of the model number of Passport does not necessarily mean that Google is launching a foldable phone this year. However, as published by IndiaToday, in 2020, an internal leaked Google document had indicated a 2021 release.
Another report has hinted that OLED panels of about 7.6 inches from Samsung Display have been ordered by Google, the same panel size seen on Galaxy Z Fold 2.
In India, Google Pixel Fold’s closest competitor Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 currently costs ₹1,35,000, and hence, the new Pixel might be priced at ₹1,10,000.