Pixel Notepad is Google’s first foldable smartphone, to cost $1,400


Pixel Notepad

Earlier today, tipster Jon Prosser revealed that Google is really close to releasing its first Pixel Watch. Unlike previous years, the company seems to be finally ready. The tipster also said that it’s common for Google to delay certain projects until they find them ready for the market. We assume that a similar situation happened with the company’s first foldable smartphone. Last year, rumors have been suggesting the foldable launch to happen in Q4 2021. Close to the Pixel 6 launch, some reports suggested that the foldable device would tag along, but that didn’t happen, and then, new leaks suggested the postponement of such device indefinitely. Despite this, we assume that Google is doing some progress under the wraps, and the device already has a name and an alleged price. According to the latest report, the device will come as Pixel Notepad.

Unlike previous rumors suggesting the Pixel Fold name for Google’s first foldable smartphone, the new report affirms it will carry the Pixel Notepad moniker. We need to say that this seems to be a better option, at least when it comes to originality. Samsung already has “Fold” with its Galaxy Z Fold series, and Xiaomi also uses this name with the Mi Mix Fold. The search giant seems to be looking for something more “original” and the Notepad name seems to fit. Especially, given to the device’s alleged form factor that will resemble a notepad or a diary.

Pixel Fold

The Pixel Notepad will be cheaper than Galaxy Z Fold2

According to the report, the Pixel Notepad will be closer to the Oppo Find N in design rather than the Galaxy Z Fold3. It will be shorter and wider. The new report also comes with the price tag of the device. Apparently, Google is aiming for a $1,400 price tag for its first foldable device. It will be priced lower than the Galaxy Z Fold3 which is currently sold at around $1,800 or even more depending on the region. It’s a nice way for the company to enter the segment, with a device that costs less than its direct competitors. Of course, everything will depend on the specs inside the new foldable.

According to rumors, the Pixel Notepad may not be a direct competitor for 2022’s flagships. Apparently, it will use the same Tensor chip inside the Pixel 6 series which is slightly behind the competition. The device will also opt for an inferior camera setup. The device may recycle the 12.2 MP camera inside of the Pixel 2, 3, 4, and 5 series. Google is not using the 50 MP Samsung GN1 sensor due to its thickness. The device will still pack a 12 MP IMX386 ultrawide snapper and two 8 MP IMX355s for selfies and video calls. One will be in the outer display, whereas the other should sit on the outer screen.

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