Google’s Pixel lineup of smartphones has never been among the most popular, but a foldable model may be poised to change that.
Foldable phones are considered to be the next evolution of the smartphone. Smaller models can be carried discreetly much easier, and then unfold into a standard-sized smartphone. Large models, such as a current large smartphone, can be unfolded into a small tablet-sized device.
Samsung has been the leader in foldable smartphones — at least until now. Google is preparing to enter the market with its own foldable version of the Pixel, if rumors are to be believed.
The latest Android 12 beta makes reference to four Pixel models: Oriole, Raven, Passport and Slider. Oriole and Raven are the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, according to GizChina and BGR. The “Passport” model, however, is rumored to be a foldable pixel, eventually being named the Google Pixel Fold.
If the rumors are correct, a foldable Pixel may be just what Google needs to be a serious contender in the market.