The foldable phone market is expected to make waves this year with new brands in the picture. One of the rumored big names we expect to launch a foldable phone this year is Google. Now a leaker has confirmed that Google is indeed planning a foldableÂ PixelÂ phone.
The info emanated from Jon Prosser who is best known for his Apple-related leaks. The leaker posted a tweet that said â€œthe google pixel fold is a real thingâ€.
Wow that's insane will it come out this year?
— Carlos Lara (@puchicamanito) February 25, 2021
In a reply to a tweet asking when the phone will launch, he says that it will arrive late this year or early next year. Of course, when it arrives, it will go by a different name and not Pixel Fold.
late this year / early next year
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 25, 2021
Google Already Has Foldable Smartphone With Android 10
Google already added support for foldable phones with the release of Android 10. The operating system has native support for foldable devices with different folding patterns. Features such as app continuity, resizable apps, and multi-window support for more than two apps are baked into Android.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Samsung will beÂ making the foldable OLED displaysÂ forÂ Google,Â Xiaomi, andÂ OPPO. We expect the display to have a high refresh rate like the Galaxy Z Fold2. However, we do not know if it will have a design similar to the Galaxy Z Flip or Motorola Razr or if it will be a phone that unfolds into a tablet.
Notwithstanding, It’s exciting to see Googleâ€™s first foldable phone as it will definitely have software features not available on other foldable phones powered by Android.