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The "Pixel Fold" is now the "Pixel Notepad", as per the latest leak

The "Pixel Notepad" might look like this. (Source: 9to5Google)
The "Pixel Notepad" might look like this. (Source: 9to5Google)
Google is now firmly linked to the launch of an inaugural foldable smartphone, heretofore rumored to be called the Pixel Fold. Now, however, a 9to5Google source reportedly claims that the Mountain View giant will go with a different name for the first-gen device. It is also now tipped to undercut the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 on its debut, although its availability may be limited to start off with.

The latest news on Google's supposedly upcoming foldable phone points to a device that, among other things, might be more OPPO Find N than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 in its design. Now, however, the latest word is that the search giant has made an abrupt volte-face with the alleged name of the device in question.

The inaugural foldable Pixel variant is still thought to bear the code-name pipit; now, however, it is said to be called the series' Notepad rather than its Fold. This interesting alleged change might have been made as a better match for its use-cases, as opposed to other devices like the PixelBook, for example.

It might also invite intriguing speculation, such as that for the possibility of an in-built or custom-made stylus to arrive alongside the device. Otherwise, it is still projected to be the same Tensor-powered foldable depicted in the allegedly leaked Android 12L video for this new OS variant's latest beta.

Finally, 9to5Google now claims to have heard Google aims to start the "Pixel Notepad" at US$1,799 (or the approximate price for a new Galaxy Z Fold3 right now) or less. However, this potentially good news is then tempered by assertions that the first-gen foldable just might be exclusive to the United States market for at least some time after its launch.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01-15 (Update: 2022-01-15)