One of the major innovations in the smartphone form factor, foldable devices had somewhat of a rough start when Samsung first debuted the concept years ago.
But that hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for the niche.
Now, another major player is about to join the foldable smartphone game.
And it’s none other than search-engine giant Google.
The aptly named Google Pixel Fold will be shown off at the company’s May 10th event, the Google I/O 2023.
The smartphone will reportedly be 5.8 inches while unfolded and 7.6 inches when a tablet and will use Google’s Tensor G2 processor, The Verge reports. It will also align with the competition in terms of price, reportedly coming in at a point similar to Samsung’s $USD 1799 for its Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Interestingly, the smartphone was reportedly supposed to debut last year but didn’t for a host of reasons. One might be that Google wanted to make sure apps worked properly on the new device as the company has also focused on helping Android developers make apps for foldable devices, The Verge notes. Of course, Google’s foldable smartphone isn’t the only product we’ve heard about being delayed. Whether because of COVID-19 shutdowns, part shortages, or other logistical issues, some pretty big products were pushed back, throwing off the whole release schedule ecosystem.
One of the more prominent stories that we can think of involves Nikon – you can read that here. With things returning to normal somewhat, hopefully, this is all behind us moving forward.
You can check out a teaser video over on YouTube at this link.
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