Different publications have already appeared online claiming that Google is working on a foldable Pixel smartphone. Some of these rumors were confirmed in the Android 12 developer beta. And now, after examining the Android 12 public beta, which was released yesterday, 9to5Google has further evidence that a foldable Pixel is in works.
Among the device codenames “Barbet”, “Oriole” and “Raven”, which most likely refer to the Pixel 5a 5G and Pixel 6, “Passport” was found. Previously, it was not available in the system code. Android Authority and 9to5Google confirm that the Passport should be a foldable Pixel smartphone. Due to its appearance in the public beta code, we expect that the device is already in the final stages of development. Especially when you consider that Samsung is already supplying foldable displays to Google.
We do not know yet what format the foldable Pixel will have. But there are few options – either it will be a clamshell in the style of the Galaxy Z Flip, or a smartphone-book like the Galaxy Z Fold. The presentation of the device may take place this fall, along with other Google devices.