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Google has reportedly cancelled Pixel Fold

16 November 2021 0

If you are one of those who are eagerly waiting for Google to announce its first foldable device, it seems like you will have to keep waiting for a while. Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) CEO Ross Young has claimed that Google has decided to cancel the Pixel Fold smartphone. He made the revelation in a recent blog post citing supply chain sources.

Young says that Google has canceled orders for parts necessary to manufacture a foldable. It is one of the reasons to believe that the tech giant is not interested in bringing the smartphone to the market. He adds that sources have confirmed alleged Pixel Fold will not arrive in 2021 and not even in the first half of 2022. It means while there is a possibility that we might see the first Google foldable later in the future, nothing is happening in the foreseeable one.

Google is said to have believed that its offering would not be as competitive as it is needed to be. This is in connection with the competition, especially Samsung's catalog of foldable smartphones. We know that both Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are two of the most loved and appreciated foldable devices. They have already crossed 1 million shipments, a testament to their popularity.

We did hear rumors that Pixel Fold would have arrived with Pixel 5-like cameras. There is no doubt that those are still some of the best performance delivering camera sensors but considering the competition, it would have been a letdown for sure. It was also speculated that Google's foldable would mark the debut of Android 12L, a tweaked Android 12 specifically for larger display devices like foldable. We will have to wait and see how does that play out now.



Google has reportedly cancelled Pixel Fold
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