Google is Also Making a Foldable Phone for 2021
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
Google released its budget alternative to the Pixel 4 flagship. Some leaked internal documents have revealed that the company has already kicked off plans for devices coming in 2021. These documents details indicated that Google might be working on a foldable as well.
These documents detail a total of four upcoming Google Pixel Smartphones for 2021. It explicitly mentions that one of them is going to be the unannounced Pixel 5a. it is going to be a successor to the Pixel 4a. The other phones in the list are mentioned using codenames including Oriole, Passport, Raven, etc.
No details are available on any of these phones. The passport device is labeled as a foldable. Major OEMs have started to adopt the foldable form factor as the next big thing in smartphone technology. It appears that Google might be next-in-line to do so next year. Google has optimized the latest Android version for foldable phones. We are likely going to see exclusive Pixel features on the upcoming foldable.
The launch timeframe in the leaked document is Q2, 2021. We will get to see the flagship Pixel 5 far before that. The pixel 5a is mentioned as a “low-end mid-year device.”
The primary purpose of this document is for Android development. So, we advise taking this information as a grain of salt. It may not reflect the concrete plans of the hardware team.