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There have been many predictions around the Pixel Fold, which was expected to be Google’s first ever foldable phone offering in its international markets. In terms of hardware, the Pixel Fold was expected to be the same size as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with LTPO and variable refresh up to 120Hz. Also Read - How to turn off "Hey Google" command on Pixel phones, Use Power button instead
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It is suggested that the Google Pixel phone with a folding scenario is expected to get a 7.6-inch screen size, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. While there is no confirmed word on what type of folding system the foldable Pixel will adopt, rumours suggest it can expect to be folded vertically.
The report also suggests that the devices that will come with Samsung OLED displays are most likely to launch this year. If this is to be believed, we can expect the foldable Pixel to arrive by the end of this year, probably at this year’s ‘Made by Google’ event along with the next-gen Pixel 5a or the Pixel 6.
However, other details regarding the foldable Pixel phone remain unknown. Previous leaks suggest that the device could be codenamed ‘Passport.’
Since Google is adopting a mid-range route for its smartphones lately, there are chances that the foldable Pixel phone could also come with mid-range specs but with a huge price tag, considering the pricing scheme of foldable devices we have seen lately.
Apple’s foldable iPhone delayed until 2025
As per a report by Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young, Apple’s foldable iPhone might not launch before 2025. The reason behind the delay is that the company is shifting its focus to work on all-screen foldable MacBooks. Prior to this, a foldable iPhone was expected to arrive in 2023 or 2024.
Apple is currently in talks with suppliers about a 20-inch foldable display. It makes sense if the company is planning to work on foldable MacBooks. Expected to be used in folded and full opened forms, these MacBook models are likely to launch in 2026 or 2027.