Google is rumoured to be working on a new foldable smartphone. The company’s first foldable smartphone could launch later this year. References to a Google foldable smartphone condemned Passport were found in the Android 12 beta update. Rumours suggest that this is the first Pixel foldable smartphone. A new report shares more details on the foldable display. Korean publication ET News claims that Google will rely on Samsung for the ultra-thin glass (UTG) panel. This film is applied on top of the display for added durability. Let’s take a look at the Google Pixel foldable smartphone details leaked ahead of its launch.
Google Pixel foldable phone to use Samsung’s UTG cover
Google is rumoured to launch a Pixel foldable smartphone. The company is likely to use Samsung’s UTG cover on its foldable smartphone.
Samsung currently uses the UTG on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Flip. It is rumoured that the upcoming successors of these two foldable will get an improved version of the ultra-thin glass. An ET News report also claims that the company will provide its UTG cover to Google for its upcoming foldable smartphone. The report does not reveal much details about the display size or any other specifications. A UTG cover offers better durability while being flexible enough to use on foldable displays. It claims that Samsung will expand its foldable display business and supply to other OEMs starting 2H21.
Details about the upcoming Google foldable are scarce at the moment. A recent report found references to a Google Pixel foldable smartphone codenamed Passport in the Android 12 beta. This device has the model number GPQ72.
The beta update also reveals the model numbers of the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 series. 9to5Google revealed that the Pixel 5a 5G has the model number G4S1M. The two Pixel 6 smartphones codenamed Raven and Oriole have the model numbers GF5KQ and GR1YH, respectively.
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