In recent months there have been sporadically rumors about the Google Pixel Fold, which will represent the technology giant’s first venture into the folding market. These rumors have not given great certainty about the effective arrival of the folding smartphone from Google, nor about the timing in which the company would make its launch.
However, a new leak suggests that the Google Pixel Fold may be closer to reaching the market than one might imagine.
Google Pixel Fold could hit the market in the last quarter of 2021
David Naranjo, Senior Director of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), shared through the social network Twitter a list of smartphones that are already using or rumored to use LTPO OLED screens developed by his company.
That list includes smartphones such as the recently presented iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max and Samsung’s top-of-the-range (including the folding Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3), but it also contains two Google smartphones, and the one that arouses the most curiosity is, precisely, Google Pixel Fold.
The listing does not mention the specifications or other details of the folding, but it is possible to notice that the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December) is still mentioned as the time when the smartphone will be released.
With the announcement of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max having a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz marks 20 models that are current and rumored that use LTPO OLED panels from SDC. pic.twitter.com/5wlbsl2HF1— David Naranjo (@DSCCDave) September 16, 2021
Interestingly, in the same list there is also the Google Pixel 6 Pro, which confirms that this smartphone will arrive with an LTPO OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and, most likely, Quad HD+ resolution. This smartphone will be unveiled side-by-side with the Pixel 6, with the latest information pointing to the 19th of October as the probable date of presentation.
And, here, the question arises: could Google Pixel Fold be Google’s “one more thing” in the launch of Pixel 6 and 6 Pro? Only Google will be able to answer this question during the presentation.