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Google also working on foldable phone tech, final device still far away

08 May 2019 4

Finally after tons of leaks and rumors the Search engine giant Google wraps off the cover from the much awaited mid-range Pixel 3A lineup phones. Ahead of the I/O 2019, the Pixel phones development head Mario Queiroz confirmed the company is indeed working on foldable display phones. The development is its early prototype stage.

Despite the fact, Google is working on foldable display phones prototype but that doesn't mean the company will release flagship foldable phone in the near future. Huawei and Samsung spurred the excitement by announcing foldable display phones. Both the OEMs adopted different technology but sets a new path for future flagship phones design. Huawei yet to release the foldable phone, Samsung recently released review units of Galaxy Fold but the design problem forced the company to postpone the release.


Ahead of the I/O 2019 event, Queiroz stated:

"We're definitely prototyping the technology. We've been doing it for a long time, I don't think there's a clear use case yet. I think it needs to be more innovative than that, the use case is going to need to be something where you go, 'Hey, I definitely need to have this.' Right now, you don't need to have a foldable. It's kind of a 'nice-to-have.'"

At the moment it is still in the dark Since when Google is working on foldable phone tech. The Galaxy Fold has a smaller display outside and when unfolded it becomes larger due to the main display. On the other hand, Huawei opted different kind of design for the foldable Mate X. It comes with a gigantic 8-inch primary display which folded in half.

Apart from confirming Queiroz also reiterates the company is not in a hurry to release foldable phone anytime soon.

"We're prototyping foldable displays and many other new hardware technologies, and have no related product announcements to make at this time. We're focusing our excitement today on the new members of the Pixel family, the awesome and affordable Pixel 3A and 3A XL."

Feel free to share your thoughts regarding Google plans of working on foldable display phones prototypes. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated.


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