15 November 2022
The rumor mill is consistently buzzing with Google's foldable reports and leaks. It was recently reported that the phone will be called the Pixel Notepad and it will be cheaper than the competition, primarily the Samsung Galaxy foldable. A fresh 9to5Google report has emerged detailing the company's exact pricing plans.
The report cites two independent sources to claim a $1,400 price tag for the Pixel Notepad. This is for the North American market and will make it the most expensive Pixel device to date. It is not surprising as all previous Pixel devices have been traditional offerings and the upcoming one is foldable. However, this is significantly cheaper than the competition.
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 is priced at $1,799 in the United States. It means there will be a gap of about $400 between the two foldable devices. This is commendable from Google considering Pixel Notepad will be a first-gen foldable. We have seen first-gen offerings from other brands to be a lot more expensive.
In terms of design, Google's first foldable is said to be a lot similar to the Oppo Find N as compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It means the phone will not appear taller when folded. It will be powered by the custom Tensor processor and sport a 120Hz OLED display on the inside. The primary camera is tipped to be a 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor that we first saw in the Pixel 3.