Google may retire Pixel Watch, but Pixel Fold continues After an August leak that revealed the company is planning to launch its first foldable Pixel phone in late 2021, Korean industry website TheElec It is reporting that Samsung will begin mass production of foldable OLED panels this October for Google, Vivo and Xiaomi’s upcoming foldable phones, all of which will be revealed later this year.
Google certainly hasn’t kept its folding phone ambitions a secret. In 2019, it published a patent application for its own foldable screen. And admits that it has been building a prototype for such screens for some time. CNET But it now appears that Google has a foldable “Passport”; codename, which may be close to announcing it. 9to5Google A new reference was discovered in the Android 12 code last month. Alongside other codenames it is believed to be the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a 5G. TheElec It is said to have a 7.6-inch panel that folds inward. While Vivo’s upcoming phone will feature an 8-inch main screen and a 6.5-inch outer display, the screen size of the new Xiaomi phones isn’t mentioned.
It’s unclear whether the Pixel Fold will come with its own Google-designed display, although it’s possible Samsung acts as a contract manufacturer for several other companies, producing Apple’s custom processors. one example by any means The sandwich part of the screen is probably Samsung’s own: ETNews Samsung reportedly will supply its proprietary ultra-thin cover glass. The glass (which is technically produced by German manufacturer Schott) is given to other smartphone makers, and Google is expected to use the glass.
Xiaomi announced a foldable phone earlier this year, the Mi Mix Fold, but it looks set to have a second one. TheElec It also reports that Oppo will be sliding its new foldable phone into 2022 with a 7.1-inch main screen and a smaller outer screen, between 1.5 and 2 inches diagonally.