Google’s rumored foldable Pixel smartphone isn’t coming anytime soon, new reports say.
The device, possibly called the Pixel Notepad, was reportedly going to launch by the end of 2022. A new report by The Elec (via 9to5Google) says the phone’s launch has been postponed due to not being as complete as Google would’ve wanted.
Another issue could be the supply of foldable panels. The Pixel Notepad was reportedly going to have a foldable, 7.58-inch main display manufactured by Samsung Display, but the company is busy producing panels for Samsung’s own devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Analyst Ross Young also said that the foldable Pixel has been postponed, citing his own sources from Google’s supply chain.
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According to Young, the phone is now scheduled for a launch next spring, and leaker Jon Prosser tweeted he’d heard the same.
Notably, Google unveiled a bunch of new and upcoming products at its Google I/O conference in May, and Pixel Notepad was not one of them.
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The Pixel Notepad, if it ever launches, will be Google’s first foldable smartphone. Earlier reports say it would sport Google’s Tensor chip, and the same camera setup as Google’s Pixel 6a, though if the phone really launches nearly a year from now, these specifications are likely to change.