BGR also notes that whispers coming from Korean suppliers seem to indicate that Google is ordering OLED displays and UTG glass – which is the name Samsung is using for its flexible displays as seen on both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3. Now, perhaps the most damning evidence to corroborate the existence of the Pixel Fold comes from directly within Android 12, as references within the code seem to mention a device with a codename dubbed “Passport”, something many in the Google community believe to be a moniker for a foldable Pixel. For context, Oriole and Raven are believed to be Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, while the “Slider” remains unknown. Rollable Pixel, anyone?
Google might be planning the biggest tech shock of the year, and a slew of fresh reports appear to support that theory. According to various sources, Google intends to unveil the firm’s first foldable Pixel smartphone, which might explain why the company has been unusually anxious to show off the Pixel 6 line months before its introduction. Display supply chain specialist and analyst Ross Young often makes future product forecasts, and according to AppleTrack, his whispers have a spectacular 100% flawless accuracy record. He recently tweeted that consumers might expect a “Pixel Fold” before the end of 2021.
Usually, Pixel pre-release information leaks faster than a broken fish tank, but this year, it’s been Google who has taken total control of the carefully curated Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro information and marketing imagery. Will the Pixel Fold be the shock to the tech world it seems like it could be? Check out all our coverage of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro right here. You can also read all about the folding Pixel rumours here.