Google has already confirmed that it is preparing to launch its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro before the end of the year, but it looks like they aren’t the only smartphones in the works from the Mountain View company. In recent months there have been rumors of a “Pixel fold”a new foldable smartphone expected by the end of the current year.
As reported by the GSM Arena website, David Naranjo, director of Display Supply Chain Consultant and an analyst particularly knowledgeable about display technologies, released an online list on Twitter this Thursday. We can discover the various smartphones already out or in preparation equipped with OLED LTPO panels. In the list we naturally find the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the iPhone 13 Pro or the Oppo Find X3 Pro, while a few phones have not yet been presented.
The announcement of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with variable refresh rate up to 120Hz marks 20 models that are current and rumored to use LTPO OLED panels from SDC. pic.twitter.com/5wlbsl2HF1
— David Naranjo (@DSCCDave) September 16, 2021
The announced date is the fourth quarter of 2021, or the fourth quarter of the year, from October to December. It is therefore possible that Google will announce its foldable smartphone at the same time as the future Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
As a memory, the advantage of LTPO panels is to get a variable refresh rate that can go up to 120 Hz if needed, but also drop when the panel is used less, to save battery.
Back in July, one of David Naranjo’s colleagues, Ross Young, gave some information about the Google Pixel Fold’s display, indicating that it would be equipped with a 7.57 diagonal screen. In June, Korea IT News revealed that Samsung would be responsible for supplying the screen to Google, while a year ago, in August 2020, the 9to5Google site revealed the existence of a foldable smartphone project at the manufacturer, known at the time. under the code name “Passport”.
We may find out more about Google’s foldable smartphone around October 19 next month.