Hyderabad: Foldable phones seem to be the new trend among the smartphone ecosystem. After Samsung, Motorola and LG launched their foldable phones in India, it looks like other smartphone makers are following suit. If reports are to be believed then after Xiaomi launched its foldable phone, Google might be looking at launching its foldable phone by end of this year.
According to the latest tip from renowned tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks), Google is looking at launching its foldable phone codenamed Passport and expected to be called Pixel Fold by the end of this year. He tweeted, “Heard from someone I trust that the foldable Pixel — codename: Passport, retail branding: unknown — will indeed launch before the end of the year. Apparently, they’ve been working on this device for over two years, and if the P6 is any indication, it’ll be worth a look.”
The Google Pixel Fold is tipped to feature a 7.6-inch folding LTPO display technology from Samsung and could offer a 120Hz refresh rate.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi launched its Mi Mix Fold in March in China this year and reports suggest that it could be looking at launching it in India by this year-end. It is priced above Rs 1,00,000 and it has an inward-folding design. On the outside, the phone offers a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, Mi Mix Fold is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.