For a long time, there have been rumors that Google will launch a folding screen mobile phone. We have even heard that this folding screen mobile phone will be called the Pixel Fold. But today, we got news proving that the upcoming Google foldable smartphone will be called the Pixel Notepad, not the Pixel Fold. 9to5Google also reported that the price of this product may be $1400.
As the source said, this is not the final price. So at the time of its launch, the price might change. Anyway, the information comes from two separate sources familiar with Google’s ongoing planning.
Let’s imagine for a moment that the upcoming Pixel Notepad folding screen smartphone will cost $1,399 in the United States. If so, it simply means there will be a $500 difference between the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Notepad. More comparisons, this is $100 more than the difference between the $1,199 Galaxy S21 Ultra and the $1,799.99 Z Fold 3.
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As you can guess, the phone’s launch time will vary from market to market. This is also true for the price. We mean if in the US the Pixel Notepad costs $1399.99, it doesn’t mean in other markets it will be available for purchase at the same or similar price tag. However, we are waiting for this handset to hit the market internationally by the end of 2022.
In terms of appearance, the Google Pixel folding screen smartphone will look like the Oppo Find N rather than the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Thus, the phone is short and wide rather than tall and narrow. Under the hood, the handset will sport the Google Tensor chip.
When it appeared on the GeekBench website last week, we saw that the phone sports an octa-core processor. It has two performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz, two cores clocked at 2.25GHz, and four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The phone with the codename “Pipit” scored 4,811 points in the single-core and 11,349 points in the multi-core tests.
Unlike the previous rumors, it won’t use the Pixel 6’s 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 sensor. Instead, the phone will still use the 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 CMOS found on the Pixel 3-5a. Apart from this main sensor, there will also be an ultra-wide 12-megapixel IMX386 sensor. Plus, the Pixel Notepad will sport a couple of 8-megapixel IMX355s for selfies.
The internal display of this folding machine may have a 7:8 aspect ratio. Also, we have heard that the screen size will be 7.6 inches.