NS google pixel fold It may have died before it was announced, as a new report suggests the foldable has been canceled for now — if not permanently.
This hint comes from a report by Ross Young Display Supply Chain Consultant, who cited supply chain sources as saying that Google has scrapped and abandoned plans to bring the foldable to market in 2021 or the first half of 2022. That could mean it isn’t coming out until later, or it could mean the Google Pixel Fold has been abandoned altogether.
There is bad news for the people waiting for the Google Pixel Fold. We have heard that they have canceled the parts order and have decided not to bring it to market as reflected in the latest DSCC weekly review. Check out the blog excerpt at https://t.co/EVmWKcgi2c. @DisplaySupply pic.twitter.com/2P5lFW09PtNovember 15, 2021
Why? Sources told DSCC that Google didn’t believe the Pixel Fold would compete well in its niche. Given the strong performance of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 that launched in August, we are not surprised to hear this argument.
Analysis: A weak year for foldables – for everyone except Samsung
The year started off with some exciting concepts, shown here CES 2021, leading some Nerdshala (as in, this writer) to declare 2021 as the year of rollables, We know how it happened: LG Rollable died when LG exited the smartphone business in April, and when TCL introduced the ambitious fold n’ roll That same month, we didn’t even hear a glimpse of it.
With LG exiting, we don’t have any more phones like the LG G8X and LG V60 that came with dual screen peripherals, and there was news in June suggested Motorola Razr 2021 was also canceled. The first Honor foldable could be launched soon, and Oppo reportedly has a the upcoming In December, but with only a month left to go in the year, those launches could easily have started in 2022.
So while it looks like the Pixel was warned by even less competition, it could only happen this year with the Samsung Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 (and with limited availability, Royale Flexpie 2), Google will still have to outperform third-generation foldables released by the company, which are among the most experienced in that phone field. With ongoing supply chain issues, it should come as no surprise that Google paused on the Pixel Fold — if the company hadn’t quietly canceled it outright.
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