The family of foldable smartphones could soon have a new addition! Google has been planning to offer its own foldable for some time, but the rumors have died down a bit recently. Now it’s getting a little louder again around the “Google Pixel Fold”, which is said to have a new name and a particularly low price.
- New rumors about the Google foldable point to the name “Pixel Notepad”.
- Reasonable price for a foldable smartphone
- Recently, rumors began to flare up thanks to the Android 12L beta
The first foldable smartphone from Google is probably no longer wishful thinking. Originally, many assumed that Google would scrap the plans for the foldable phone, since Samsung, as the top dog, covers too much of the market. Since the release of the Oppo Find N, more and more rumors have been brewing about the device, which was last traded as the “Google Pixel Fold”.
According to 9to5google However, the developers agreed on a new name a few days ago. The foldable smartphone is to be given the name “Pixel Notepad” so that it can be integrated into the Google smartphone family. From this, it can be deduced that Google could obviously expect a book design and that the device is compatible with a stylus. With this, Google could follow the design of the Samsung Z Fold.
More interesting than the name, however, is the targeted price of the smartphone. So it should start at 1,400 euros. Sounds like a lot at first – but it’s not too expensive for a foldable, if you compare it with “normal” genre representatives, the price is relatively cheap. For comparison: the Samsung folding ship (because of the flagship, you understand?) started at a price of 1,800 euros and leveled off at 1,300 euros as the price fell.
The first information has already appeared in the Android beta
Almost two weeks ago, the first rumor this year about the Pixel Notepad came up. Up until this point, it was assumed that we would not see a foldable Google smartphone any time soon. At the time, info emerged in the code of the Android 12L beta showing how to insert a SIM card into a foldable smartphone. The important clues were the graphics used and the fact that the image showed a Google symbol.
The L variant of Android should also offer some adjustments for tablets and foldables. So it would be understandable that the new operating system would launch together with Google’s own foldable. Of course, what we will see in the end remains to be seen. We’re in the early rumor phase, but I’m already looking forward to finding out more about Google Notepad and sharing it with you.
What do you think of Google Notepad? Do you think the price is reasonable or is it too high for a smartphone? Let me know in the comments!