Google is said to have delayed the launch of its first foldable smartphone yet again after the device reportedly failed to meet the company’s expectations.
According to ElectionThe company had planned to launch the device during the fourth quarter of this year, but now Google has chosen to delay its launch. Sources in the outlet said the delay was likely because the product is “not as complete as Google wants it to be.”
The report did not specify when the foldable Pixel was expected to launch, but well-connected Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young revealed on Twitter that he was told by multiple sources in the supply chain that The device has been turned off. delayed until next spring,
This is the second time that Google has postponed the launch of its rumored Pixel Fold, or “Pixel Notepad”, as some have said. Documents leaked in 2020 suggested that Google was planning to release a foldable smartphone in late 2021, but that didn’t happen.
Google didn’t even mention the foldable device at the recent I/O developer conference, leading some Pixel fans to wonder if the device was canned. The mind immediately went back to 2019, when Google revealed that it was developing technology that could be used in foldable devices. Accepted While not seeing “a clear use case yet”.
The Samsung OLED panel that Google has opted for the device is said to include a 5.8-inch outer screen and a 7.6-inch foldable inner screen. Oppo No Find, The phone is also rumored to have an Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) cover, which is supplied by Samsung.
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Previous rumors claimed that Google’s device has lagged behind Samsung’s Fold series. However, Young believes that the reason behind the delay is not a problem with the screen, but rather its presence. software innovation or a new chipset Which Google wants to include in the device.
Apple is known for working on foldable display technology for a few years now, filing several patents regarding this technology. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in September that Apple would introduce the first foldable iPhone in 2024. However, Young recently reported that Apple’s long-running foldable iPhone has been delayed to 2025. The news of the delay came after talks with supply chain sources. , , suggesting that Apple is in no hurry to enter the foldable market.
According to leaker Dylandkt, Apple is experimenting with several foldable iPhone prototypes, but that doesn’t mean a foldable iPhone is coming anytime soon.