Several new players were set to enter the foldable market this year. And if the Chinese company Xiaomi, as predicted by insiders, showed its first foldable smartphone, then the Internet giant Google is in no rush to launch its first mobile device with a folding display, which we know as the Pixel Fold. And today it became known at all that Google has postponed the announcement of the long-awaited Pixel Fold. This was announced in a new report by analysts from the research company Digital Supply Chain Consultants.
Sources at Digital Supply Chain Consultants told researchers that the Pixel Fold’s launch has been delayed and won’t hit the market, at least this year. The Internet giant allegedly even canceled orders from suppliers for components for its innovative smartphone.
They did not disclose any more details. It is possible that the Internet corporation felt that now was not the right time to launch its foldable smartphone, especially given the supply problems of many components caused by the semiconductor industry crisis. In addition, in recent years, many parts have risen in price, which would complicate the competition between the Google Pixel Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Pixel Fold was expected to feature a fold-in-half 7.6-inch LTPO OLED display from Samsung, as well as an external flat screen like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. The smartphone was also credited with the same system with two main cameras as the Google Pixel 5, as well as two front cameras of 8 megapixels each — for the internal and external displays.