It is no secret that Google and Samsung have a very close working relationship. Both companies have worked together on Nexus phones in the past, more recently both companies have also revamped Wear OS together, and Samsung is also the one building Google’s Tensor chipsets.
So it shouldn’t be too surprising that according to a patent discovered by 91mobiles, it seems that Google’s rumored foldable Pixel could borrow some design elements from Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series. According to the report, the patent was filed for back in 2021 which is relatively recent.
As you can see in the diagram above, upon first glance it does look a bit like the Galaxy Z Fold series with an inner camera for selfies and also a hinge design. Now to be fair, there are only so many ways one can design a phone-slash-tablet foldable hybrid, but like we said, given how closely Samsung and Google have been working together, maybe Samsung had a role in helping design the phone.
Rumors of a foldable Pixel have been floating about for years now and more than once, there have been evidence to suggest that Google could indeed be working on such a device. Google hasn’t actually announced anything yet, but many do seem to speculate that the handset in question could make its debut this year alongside the Pixel 7 series.
Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, so until we get official confirmation, it’s probably best not to get your hopes up just yet.