It’s been long rumored that Google is eyeing to enter the foldable space with its own Pixel foldable phone. A fresh new leak from Senior Director at Display Supply Chain Consultants – David Naranjo reveals a supposed launch date in Q4 2021 for the Google Pixel Fold and suggests the device will use an LTPO OLED display.
With the announcement of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max having a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz marks 20 models that are current and rumored that use LTPO OLED panels from SDC. pic.twitter.com/5wlbsl2HF1
— David Naranjo (@DSCCDave) September 16, 2021
Google is expected to launch its Pixel 6 series on October 19 and has already provided an early look at the duo’s designs and specs but the Pixel Fold was not mentioned to this point. Q4 takes place between October 1 and December 31 so there is a chance the Pixel Fold could very well be a “one more thing “ announcement at the Pixel 6 event or it could launch later this year.
Pixel Fold mock-up (credit: MacRumors)
Earlier this year we saw a leaked list of unreleased Pixel phones containing the GPQ72 model number and “Passport” code name which is allegedly the Pixel foldable phone. There’s little to no info on what the Pixel Fold will look like though a past patent application from Google showed us the Android maker is looking to bring an under-screen camera and it’s rumored to debut on its foldable.
There’s also been talk of a 7.6-inch inward folding device that would make use of Samsung’s foldable display tech.