Google’s foldable phone has been in development for quite some time now. A patent recently filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by Google shows a foldable smartphone with a Samsung Galaxy Fold-like design. Previous reports suggested that the handset looks a lot like the Oppo Find N. While details of the smartphone are scarce, they have leaked on various occasions in the past and popped up on patent websites. The launch of the rumored smartphone has been postponed twice.
Citing a recently published WIPO patent filed in June 2021, 91Mobiles claims The alleged Google foldable phone will have a similar design to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. It is suggested to have a notebook-like folding design with thick bezels around the screen. The selfie camera of the foldable smartphone is located in the top bezel (in the unfolded position). The report also states that the patent does not show the design of the smartphone in a folded position.
It was earlier claimed that the phone looks a lot like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, however, later a report said that Google’s foldable smartphone is expected to look like the Oppo Find N and not the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. This month, reports suggested that Google’s foldable phone is under production alongside the rumored Google Pixel 7 Ultra. These phones will be manufactured in China by Foxconn.
Google’s foldable phone, which could be called Pixel Fold or Pixel Notepad, is claimed to be powered by Google’s Tensor SoC which currently powers the Pixel 6 devices. The foldable Google phone is said to be available in limited markets.
Google’s foldable smartphone was rumored to launch in late 2021, but was postponed. It was delayed a second time and is now slated to launch in Spring 2023. The foldable handset is said to feature a 7.57-inch foldable display and a 5.78-inch cover display with an ultra-thin glass cover.