Samsung, Huawei, Honor, Oppo, and Vivo have all launched foldable phones in the past couple of years, although most of these brands have been limited to releasing them in China. Google was expected to join them last year before rumors suggested that the so-called Pixel Fold had been delayed.
Now, Korea-based website The Elec has claimed that the Pixel Fold may be delayed again, citing its own sources. More specifically, he claimed that Google planned to release the device in the fourth quarter of 2022 before this second apparent delay.
If confirmed, that means we’ll only see a foldable Google-made Pixel phone in 2023 at the earliest. What is the reason for the supposed delay? Elec sources said the delay is likely due to the Pixel Fold “not being as complete as Google would like.”
There’s a lot that can go wrong with a foldable phone, like the foldable screen being shaky, the hinge not working properly, and a large crease on the home screen when you open it. So we wouldn’t be surprised if it actually took Google more time to get things right. It doesn’t help that foldable phones are also more complicated from an internal perspective, often requiring technology like split batteries or cuts to the camera class to fit everything inside.
The port confirmed that the foldable device is expected to feature a 7.57-inch foldable main screen with ultra-thin glass and a 5.78-inch smartphone screen. We think that the Pixel Fold in the future will also offer a new Tensor processor, although we won’t be able to handle actual fast charging if the Pixel 6 series is to last.