New Contenders in the World of Foldables
Despite some fresh competition in the realm of foldables around the world, Samsung remains the only real choice for those living in the US. However, things are about to change as OnePlus has publicly confirmed that it will launch a folding phone later this year, and the Google Pixel Fold is almost certainly on the horizon, with a potential debut as early as two months away.
Pixel Fold Spotted in the Wild
A Reddit user, u/onetaketeo, spotted what looks like a Google Pixel Fold in the hands of a Google employee on the A Train in New York City. Their initial post contained some quick impressions of the phone, noting that its bezels looked thin along the outside of the device and that it was either dark blue or black. A few hours later, the user posted blurry photos of the foldable device.
While it is challenging to discern much from the blurry images, it seems that the Fold’s hinge runs along the top of the screen as the Google employee holds it in their hands. Additionally, the aspect ratio looks more in line with what we’ve seen from early Pixel Fold renders than the Pixel 7 Pro.
Pixel Fold Nearly Ready for Public Debut
If the spotted phone is, indeed, the Pixel Fold, it suggests that Google’s upcoming phone is nearly ready for a public debut. Latest rumors suggest its availability will coincide with this fall’s Pixel 8. While last year’s Pixel 7 and 7 Pro were briefly shown on stage at Google I/O, and the Pixel Tablet officially debuted at its Made By Google event in October, this year’s I/O event is set for May 10th. It means that we could be just two months away from our first confirmation that the Pixel Fold is real, leaving plenty of time for more leaks.