Google Pixel Fold Won’t Be Ready for Google I/O But Might Launch Alongside Pixel 8 Series

Google has been postponing the launch of Pixel Fold for a couple of years now but it seems the wait is finally over.

According to a new report, Google has struck a deal with Samsung Display – a subsidiary of Samsung that manufactures displays, to produce both the inner and outer displays of their first foldable phone.

Samsung Display will reportedly start mass producing these displays around July and August putting the launch timeline in August and October.

Recall that Samsung Fold3 5G and Flip3 5G were announced in August of 2021 while the Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 were announced in August of 2022.

If this happens to be the case this year too, there is a strong possibility that the launch of the Samsung Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 might clash with that of the Google Pixel Fold.

However, Google has also announced their Pixel phones in the month of October for years now and there is a high possibility that their first folding phone will be announced alongside the Pixel phones of 2023.

Google I/O takes place before July and August (mostly in May) when one of the major components of the folding phones is said to start mass producing, so it is safe to say that the phone won’t be unveiled at this event.

However, that doesn’t mean we won’t get to know more about the device at this event. Google might make mention of it and reveal some details.

Pixel Fold will feature a 7.6 inches foldable AMOLED display panel with a cover screen that is 5.6 inches in size. It is expected to be powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chipset with advanced machine learning, AI, and image processing capabilities.