Mobile – Google’s folding smartphone takes shape

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The supposed Pixel Fold is said to have a 7.6-inch display made by Samsung. Its production is supposed to start in October.

Sameer Samat, vice president of Android and Google Play store at Google, at the Google I / O conference in May 2021.

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The Pixel Fold, the supposed name of the first folding smartphone from Google, has been talking about it since the summer of 2020. Also known by the code name Passport, this device which has not yet been presented could soon see the light of day. A few weeks ago, clues to its existence were found in the code of the beta version of the Android 12 system by the specialized site 9to5Google.

After the ETNews site claimed that Google had entrusted Samsung Display with the production of its folding screens, new information relayed by The Elec specifies a few dates.

According to the site, Samsung Display will begin production of folding OLED panels in October 2021 for Google, but also for Chinese firms Vivo and Xiaomi (Oppo’s folding smartphone would be postponed to 2022). The Pixel Fold, which is said to be a 7.6-inch diagonal model, is then expected to be announced in the last quarter of the year, according to analyst Ross Young. According to the same specialist, Google, like Samsung, is also working on a rollable smartphone. Dubbed the Google Pixel Roll, it should not be released until next year, however.

(man)

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