Don’t expect Google’s foldable smartphone to come out this year

Foldable smartphones are a new trend in the global mobile market. And it’s no surprise that more and more manufacturers are developing their own foldable devices. Recently, the Chinese company Xiaomi entered the market of smartphones with flexible screens, and now we are waiting for the appearance of several more new players there. One of them should be the Internet giant Google. Google was expected to unveil its first foldable smartphone, known as the Pixel Fold, this fall. However, if you’re also looking forward to the Pixel Fold’s imminent announcement, then we have bad news for you.

Sources said the announcement of Google’s first foldable smartphone, which is being developed under the code name «Pipit», has been pushed back to 2022. But that’s not all the bad news. According to insiders, you shouldn’t expect cameras of the same level as the Pixel 6 from the Pixel Fold. The brand’s first foldable smartphone will feature the same camera system as last year’s Pixel 5. And instead of the 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 module found on the Pixel 6, the Pixel Fold will have a 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor. Information about this was found in the proprietary Google Camera application.

Note that the technical specifications of Google’s first foldable smartphone are still unknown. It is also unclear what form factor it will receive. It could be a large flip-out smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold or Huawei Mate X, or it could be a compact flip-phone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.