Foldable smartphones are really gaining popularity in recent years, companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, and even Apple have started working on foldable devices. Now, as per a new report, Google is also aiming to join the fold by launching a foldable Pixel device in 2021.
We saw a report that hinted at the fact that Google is also coming up with its foldable phone, back in 2019 prior to Samsung launching its first commercial foldable device. Now, a recent report by The Elec suggests that Google is again trying to pursue that goal and is aiming to launch a foldable smartphone. But the report does not clearly state that Google will launch its foldable device this yearn itself. Instead, it says that Samsung is given the task of delivering in-folding foldable OLED panels to companies like Oppo, Xiaomi, and Google.
The report states that the South Korean giant, which is renowned for its amazing display panels, is developing foldable panels in different sizes for the aforementioned companies. All of the panels fold inwards which suggests that the Google foldable will be an in-folding device rather than Huawei’s out-folding Mate X devices. Apart from this, the report also states that Google has requested Samsung to make 7.6-inch foldable panels for its upcoming device. This will be the size of the screen when the device is unfolded or opened.
We have already seen Oppo and Xiaomi showcasing their foldable devices. Moreover, as the earlier report suggests, Xiaomi is aiming to launch three foldable smartphones this year. However, since 2019, we have not heard any development on Google’s foldable phone until today. But for now, the recent report confirms that Google is indeed working on a foldable smartphone. Furthermore, the report states that all the devices are slated to launch this year. And now, this report adds Google to the list of companies that is on its way to launch foldable smartphones in 2021.