For months we’ve been hearing leaks and rumors about the Pixel Fold, Google’s mysterious folding phone, and now new details are shedding light on its potential name and a somewhat affordable price tag. The device could be named the Google “Pixel Notepad” and be cheaper than Samsung’s popular Galaxy Fold 3.
According to a source who spoke to 9to5Google, Google’s Pixel Notepad may feature a design similar to the Oppo Find N, rather than the tall and skinny form factor of Samsung’s foldable. Furthermore, that source went on to call it the Pixel Notepad instead of the Pixel Fold.
For what it’s worth, the “Notepad” name is just the internal working name, and there’s always a possibility that things change between now and its inevitable release date. Spotted in the Android 12L beta, here’s a potential look at the design.
As you can see, Google’s folding Pixel Notepad may have a design that somewhat resembles a Notebook—being a little shorter and wider than other folding phones on the market. The source also mentioned that Google’s Pixel Notepad would indeed cost less than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 3, which starts at $1,799. However, the leakster didn’t say how much less.
It sounds like Google’s folding phone will arrive in the United States first, be very limited, and eventually get released in other countries. Basically, this unique phone will have a fun design, a high price tag, and likely be hard to get at first.
Earlier leaks suggest the foldable will use Google’s new Tensor processor, have decent cameras, and arrive sometime in the first half of 2022. Here’s everything we know so far about Google’s Pixel foldable, and you’ll want to stay tuned for more details.