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Pixel Fold: Google rumoured to have cancelled 'Pixel Notepad' as wait for the first foldable Pixel smartphone continues

The Pixel Fold is alleged to have suffered another setback. (Image source: Wagar Khan)
The Pixel Fold is alleged to have suffered another setback. (Image source: Wagar Khan)
According to reports, Google has postponed its foldable Pixel smartphone project again, six months after cancelling 'Passport'. This time, Google is rumoured to have ceased developing 'Pipit', with no foldable Pixel smartphone due this year as a result.

The Elec claims to have received information about the state of Google's first foldable smartphone, rumoured to be called the Pixel Fold or the Pixel Notepad. To recap, little over three weeks have passed since Ross Young outlined the Pixel Fold's display dimensions. Purportedly, Google was developing the Pixel Fold with a sub-6-inch cover display, along with a foldable display that is comparable to the one found in this year's Galaxy Z Fold4.

Incidentally, The Elec elaborates that prototype Pixel Fold units had 5.78-inch cover displays and 7.57-inch interior displays, mirroring the form factor of most other foldable smartphones. However, the website alleges that Google has postponed the Pixel Fold for the second time in six months. Reputedly, Google had planned to announce the Pixel Fold in Q4 2022, presumably alongside the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel Watch.

Potentially, this would explain why Google decided against showcasing the Pixel Fold this month at Google I/O 2022, despite previewing a Pixel-branded tablet not due until 2023. According to The Elec, the postponement is rumoured to be because the Pixel Fold is not 'as complete as Google wishes'. While the website has not elaborated further, it seems that Pixel fans will be left waiting until 2023 before a foldable Pixel smartphone arrives, at the earliest.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-25 (Update: 2022-05-25)