09 June 2021
Google might join the list of brands launching foldable phones in the market. Well, this became evident a long ago, thanks to an internal Android document spotted by the folks at 9to5Google. Now, a report from a Korean publication The Elec adds more to the story.
According to the report, Google has requested a new in-folding OLED display from Samsung Display. The details are pretty scarce at the moment but the request for an in-folding display panel simply indicates that Google is prepping a foldable phone that has a form factor similar to Galaxy Z Fold that folds inwards. As per the report, the OLED panel might be around 7.6-inch in size, the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Google, meanwhile, has requested Samsung Display develop a foldable OLED panel around 7.6-inch in size.
Previously, the leaked internal document also revealed the internal codename of Google’s first foldable phone. As per the document, Google has codenamed it “Passport.”
The label in the document also revealed the probable launch time frame of the said phone, which is “Q4 2021.” Google usually launches new phones in the month of October every year. So, our best bet is on the same timeframe where we could be able to see its first foldable phone.
The publication has also reported that Samsung Display is developing in-folding foldable OLED panels for Oppo and Xiaomi as well.