Google confirms that it is working on foldable smartphone prototypes

Google confirms that it is working on foldable smartphone prototypes

Lindsey Duncan
May 9, 2019

However, we're not losing hope because there is the Huawei Mate X. Its fiasco with the Galaxy Fold, which may not even ship at all, has made both consumers and manufacturers think twice about the prospects of foldable phones. And all of this led to people thinking that Google is surely looking to join the bandwagon by making the first foldable Pixel smartphone. Now, according to a recent report, Google is already working on a foldable Pixel phone, but you won't see it anytime soon.

The exec then made it clear, in a follow-up comment, that Google is "prototyping foldable displays and many other new hardware technologies, and have no related product announcements to make at this time".

Mario Queiroz, Google's head of Pixel development, told CNET that the Android-maker has been already experimenting with the new form factor. "We've been doing it for a long time". And yet, here we are with Android Q Beta 3 and its Screen Continuity feature to support that exact use case.

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It turns out that Google did confirm that it's exploring foldable handsets, but there's no point getting excited about a foldable Pixel handset just yet. I don't think there's a clear use case yetWe're definitely prototyping the technology.

Samsung said on Tuesday it can not confirm the shipping date for its foldable device Galaxy Fold yet and apologized to its pre-order customers in the United States for the delay.

As per USA regulations, Samsung was required to notify customers that the pre-orders would be cancelled in the event the product had not been shipped by May 31, it said in a separate statement to Reuters.