For a long time, there have been rumors that Google will launch a folding screen mobile phone for the Pixel series. However, according to analyst DisplaySearch’s report today, the device may not be released in a short period of time.
Bad news for those waiting for the Google Pixel Fold. We hear they have canceled parts orders and decided not to bring it to market as indicated in the latest DSCC Weekly Review. See blog excerpt at https://t.co/EVmWKcgi2c. @DisplaySupply pic.twitter.com/2P5lFW09Pt
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) November 15, 2021
According to the report, Google has cancelled component orders for the phone, and they realized that the device cannot compete with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold/Flip because it does not provide pen support or under-screen camera support, and Samsung has vertical integration advantages and Economies of scale, so Pixel Fold may not be profitable.
The rumored Google Pixel Fold will use an LTPO OLED display, and will also use Samsung’s foldable display technology, equipped with a 7.6-inch inward-folding display, and will also be equipped with its own Tensor chip. However, Google has made some preparations for folding screen devices.
Recently, it launched the Android 12 L system, which optimized the UI of large screen devices, including notifications, quick settings, lock screen, overview, home screen, etc., and also launched for folding screen devices A dedicated API is used to make UI changes when folding or unfolding.