Google Pixel Fold is the first smartphone of the technology giant, and it may be launched by the end of 2021. A foldable smartphone under the Google Pixel series has been rumored for a long time, and new leaks indicate that the phone will debut at the end of this year. According to reports, this foldable Pixel smartphone is code-named “Passport” and it is speculated to be equipped with a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) OLED display. Samsung has pioneered the foldable screen market with its foldable devices (including Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3). However, foldable smartphones seem to be becoming a more common form factor for high-end smartphones. According to reports, brands such as Vivo and Xiaomi are also developing new foldable smartphones.

According to a tweet The source Evan Blass (Evan Blass) revealed that the upcoming Pixel smartphone code-named “Passport” will be launched at the end of this year. He said that Google has been developing this new smartphone for more than two years.

This is not the first time that Google Pixel Fold’s release schedule has been hinted at. David Naranjo, Senior Director of Display Supply Chain Consulting, also introduced the development of Google Pixel Fold on Twitter. His tweet stated that this phone may be launched in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October 1st to December 31st). It also suggested that Google Pixel Fold will use an LTPO OLED display. The analyst also added that Google Pixel 6 Pro will be launched in the same quarter.

In 2019, Google revealed that it has begun to develop a prototype of a smartphone. The company also provides support for foldable displays in Android 10. Companies including Samsung use these displays to develop their internal foldable phones. Google definitely has the opportunity to challenge Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, and the recently launched Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the upcoming Google Pixel Fold. Huawei marks its presence in this field with its Mate X and X2 foldable smartphones. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi also launched Mi Mix Fold in March this year as the company’s first foldable smartphone in China. Other companies such as Oppo and Vivo are also interested in launching foldable smartphones. It is also expected to be launched in India during the rest of this year.

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Google has yet to announce any details as to whether it plans to launch a phone just test a prototype to make Android more optimized for existing and new devices on the market. Once unveiled, Pixel Fold can use these foldable smartphones.

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