alphabet inc GOOGLE GOOG subsidiary Google has reportedly revived plans to make a foldable pixel phone and can be smaller in the hand than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
What happened: The revelation was made by the veteran screen analyst. young ross in a tweet, first noticed on CNet.
The Z Fold 4 and the Google Fold will have similarly sized foldable screens, but the Google Cover Screen will be quite a bit smaller at 5.8″. This should mean it will have a wider aspect ratio than the Samsung Fold. 4 of 6.19″. Hear more at our conference next week.
— Young (@DSCC) May 2, 2022
While Samsung’s Z Fold 4 and Google’s foldable will have similar displays, the phone’s cover display made by the Sundar PichaiThe company led will “be a little bit smaller at 5.8,” according to Young.
Young believes that Google’s device will have a wider aspect ratio than the 6.19-inch Samsung Fold 4.
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Because it is important: The phone’s launch may be pushed back to 2023, according to Young, CNet reported.
The analyst said his phone estimates are based on “discussions with companies in the display supply chain around a specific configuration,” according to CNet.
Not only will the phone be smaller than Samsung’s, but it will also cost less than the Z Fold 3, according to a report from 9to5Google, which put the price at around $1,400.
For comparison, a 256GB Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G model costs almost $1,500 on Samsung’s US website.
However, Google’s foldable may meet competition in the form of a similar device from Apple Inc. AAPLwhat an analyst Ming Chi Kuo says it may arrive in 2023.
Price action: On Tuesday, Alphabet’s Class A shares closed up 0.6% at $2,346.68 in regular session and were up 0.2% in after-hours trading. On the same day, the company’s Class C shares rose 0.8% to $2,362.59 in regular trading and gained 0.3% after the bell, according to data from Benzinga Pro.
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