For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Google is planning a foldable Pixel phone, but every year we are left a little disappointed, but could 2022 be the year when the phone launches? According to analyst Ross Young of DSCC, the answer is yes.
According to Young, his latest tweet is claiming that Google is apparently still planning on launching the phone this year, most likely in the fourth quarter of 2022. Seeing as how the Pixel 6 phones were launched in October last year, a Q4 launch alongside the Pixel 7 series actually makes sense and is not entirely out of the question.
Z Fold 4 and Google foldable will have similar sized foldable displays, but the Google cover display will be quite a bit smaller at 5.8". This should mean it will have a wider aspect ratio than the Samsung 6.19" Fold 4. Hear more at our conference next week.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 2, 2022
Young goes on to share additional details about the display of the phone, where apparently the Google Pixel Fold will have a similar foldable display size as Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4, but the outer display will be reportedly smaller coming in at 5.8-inches, versus the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s rumored 6.19-inch outer display.
At the moment not much is known about the Google Pixel Fold and what kind of hardware it could be packing. It’s not unreasonable to assume that Google might outfit it with a Tensor chipset, but seeing as the current iteration of the Tensor found in the Pixel 6 series was a tad disappointing compared to the competition, we’re not sure if it’s such a good idea.
Either way, Q4 is still quite a ways to go so take this with a grain of salt for now.