Google Pixel Fold: New leak corroborates launch date rumors
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may have all the headlines to themselves but Google is reportedly also working on an even more impressive product, the Pixel Fold. A new leak has yet again provided some information on when to expect the first-gen Google foldable.
According to Evan Blass, the Google Pixel Fold is on the way. The tipster claims that information from a typically reliable inside source indicates that foldable will be launched this year. Codenamed "Passport", the Pixel Fold is said to have been in development for two years now, and Google could be set to present a noteworthy adversary to Samsung's Galaxy ZFold3.
This isn't the first time word of the Pixel Fold's launch has surfaced in the wild. Early rumors have tipped the foldable to launch alongside the Pixel 6 series in October, which would make plenty of sense. That said, while Google is heavily marketing the Pixel 6, it has shared little to no hints so far that a device like the Pixel Fold even exists. That opens up the potential for a surprise release, however.
The Pixel Fold is expected to be powered by Google's Tensor, the same SoC that will underpin the Pixel 6 series. Word on the grapevine also indicates that it will sport a 120 Hz LTPO AMOLED made by Samsung.
Heard from someone I trust that the foldable Pixel -- codename: Passport, retail branding: unknown -- will indeed launch before the end of the year. Apparently they've been working on this device for over two years, and if the P6 is any indication, it'll be worth a look.— E (@evleaks) September 20, 2021