Google has been rumored to be joining the foldable smartphone bandwagon for some time. Said to be dubbed the Google Pixel Fold, we’ve heard a lot about this upcoming smartphone – its possible codenames, the expected cancellation, and more. The latest information puts the focus on its possible official name and design.
The name of Google’s foldable phone has been revealed
According to evidence in the latest Android 12L Beta 2 (via 9to5Google), Google is highly expected to call its foldable phone that Pixel notepad. It was previously expected to be called Logbook, but turns out it could stick with Notepad instead of going for the obvious epithet Pixel Fold.
This differs from the usual naming scheme Google uses for its phones, which uses numbers for the flagships and the “a” suffix for affordable pixels. Considering it got a new name, the Pixel 6 Pro, this year, a new name for its first-ever foldable phone seems doable.
Google’s Pixel Notepad could resemble Oppo Find N
Besides the name, the Possible design of the foldable Google Pixel smartphone has also been revealed. Android 12L Beta 2 features new animations showing how to insert a SIM card into a foldable phone. From the looks of it, it appears to be a nod to Google’s foldable smartphone (the code reveals the codename Pipit that supposedly goes with it) in a compact form factor.
It is expected are characterized by a compact designthat opens like a book, much like that recently launched Oppo Find N. Therefore, there is a possibility that Google will opt for a smaller screen size, as opposed to that Galaxy Z Fold 3.
In addition, there is the foldable mobile phone from Google also expected to cost much less than that Galaxy Z Fold 3, according to the report. Maybe Google wants to target an affordable model like the Galaxy Z Flip 3. It remains to be seen what the company’s ultimate plan is. Although its availability remains unknown, Pixel Notepad will likely be available in the US first and then reach other markets. Availability in India is not confirmed.
In addition, the foldable phone is likely to be powered Google Tensor chipset, similar to that Pixel 6 phones, but could opt for an inferior camera setup. It’s still a mystery when Google plans to launch its foldable phone, but it could happen by the end of this year.
With Google yet to reveal any details on the matter, it’s best to wait for those details and take the above with a grain of salt. We’ll keep you updated on this, so read on Beebom.com.