According to Ross Young, a well-known tipster and display analyst, Google Pixel Fold might be released in the first quarter of 2023 (opens in a new tab).
When asked how does the Pixel fit in the face of the Google Pixel event last week, Young replied with a brief Q1. This follows previous statements he made in September that the foldable Pixel smartphone had commenced panel manufacturing for the first time, highlighting March as the estimated launch month.
In response to a follow-up question, Young presented a bit more detail, claiming to know that panel shipments for the device will start in January, in preparation for a release later in spring. This would perhaps back up the previous March launch prediction.
The Pixel Fold has yet to be confirmed, but it was originally planned for a late 2021 release. Speculation has been fueled by Google''s breadcrumbs, including earlier this year when one of Google''s apps suggested camera modifications to facilitate folding devices.
Google is developing its own foldable phone strategy to better prepare others to follow. With Android tweaked for use with third-party foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, one might argue.
We haven''t had many leaked or rumored specs to go off, with the most notable arguably being how the Pixel Fold might combine a 50MP main camera with two 12MP sensors and an 8MP one. Regardless, the idea of a foldable phone with the Pixel treatment is intriguing, as we consider that more competition is needed in the best foldable phones arena.