The Google Pixel foldable phone has been a subject of rumors for a while; however, because of the ambiguous circumstances surrounding the words, some sources claim the project was shelved in 2021 and again in 2022. A new article in The New York Times claims that Google is still planning to make its foldable phone, which is scheduled to appear in 2023.
The Google smartphone manufacturing business, which is shifting its manufacturing from China to Vietnam, is the subject of the story. The article states that Google plans to make 50% of its premium smartphones in Vietnam by 2023. Previously, Google used Vietnam factories to manufacture its Pixel A series, while the flagship products remain in China. The Pixel 8 may be manufactured in Vietnam, which would be the first time Google has built a flagship model there.
According to this source, the business would continue to employ Chinese manufacturers for its more sophisticated manufacturing processes. Based on the claim, this will lead the foldable phone to stay in China. This is because Google wants to be close to the significant Chinese producers of hinge technology and foldable displays to make this phone a reality.
According to prior patents, Google is planning to utilize a book-like design for its foldable phone, which is expected to look similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. It will include an outside screen while the phone is folded and a larger inside bendy screen for tablet-like experiences.
At Google I/O, Google just unveiled the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This demonstrates Google’s commitment to bringing its Pixel series into new fields, including Foldables. Recent market dominance by Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip and Fold 4 and Apple’s rumored foldable phones prove that foldable phones have enormous potential and that many businesses are keen to have their part in it.