A Foldable Phone Has Supposedly Been Canceled by Google

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Think about if this could fold! Think about it. Photo: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo

techno.rentetan.com – Perhaps the Pixel Fold was never meant to exist in the first place. A foldable Pixel was rumored to be coming soon from Google, and for a brief period, we were encouraged by the prospect. The never-announced Google Pixel Fold is allegedly not happening, so all that blind trust went for nought.

Ross Young, who works for Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) and has access to supply chain sources, believes that whatever Google was planned to build as a foldable phone has been scrapped. Young tweeted that many sources have verified that the Pixel Fold would not be available in 2021 or the first half of 2022, as the company has previously stated.

Until Google can produce a device that competes with Samsung at the same price point, it’s probable that Google may stop producing the Nexus 5. It’s also likely that the cost of the Pixel Fold’s components would have been prohibitive for the company to take the risk of entering a new market.

If Google thought the product wasn’t competitive enough, “our sources informed us,” Young wrote. Since Samsung was their biggest opponent in the US and Europe, they may have concluded that entering a tiny niche market with greater expenses than their main competitor was a recipe for disaster.”

The Pixel Fold was believed to offer comparable specifications to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, including a 120Hz internal folding display. But there are numerous ways it may have fallen short. According to rumors, the Pixel Fold had the same picture sensors as the Pixel 5, which would have hampered its performance in a crowded smartphone market. Folding smartphones lose their appeal when their cameras aren’t as excellent as your friends’.

In a positive light, this may give Google more time to work on the next version of Android. Large-screen smartphones, as well as foldables, will benefit from this next version of the Android operating system. In addition to the Pixel Fold, there are reports that Google is developing a second folding gadget. A number of blogs, such as 9to5Google, discovered the references to Jumbojack in the source code.

An API known as “posture” was discovered during that discovery and relates to code that can signal whether a device is open or closed, for example. It’s a feature that a Pixel foldable and Android foldables in general would tremendously benefit from.

Even if Google had planned to produce a foldable phone, it may never be known. In the meanwhile, Samsung provides a beacon of hope for those who are ready to spend a lot of money to stay on top of technology.