This isn’t the first time I’ll be hearing about a Google Pixel Fold but if the search giant ever release one this year, it’ll shake up the market especially if its quality is up to what’s in existence right now like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or even the Huawei Mate X2.
With Samsung still considered as the leader of the market because others can’t compete due to one reason or the other – Huawei due to US ban and Moto Razr Fold suck horribly just like the Royole FlexPai, Google coming to the scene will be a good thing and it could potentially shaken up the exorbitant price tag of the average folding smartphone.
One big challenge foldable smartphones have is their screens which is usually made out of plastic materials and plastic aren’t as strong as glass in terms of protection against debris that may slip on to the screen when folded in half, the usage of the UTG or Ultra-Thin Glass was first popularized by Samsung with the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
If the foldable Pixel smartphone can achieve this, it’ll definitely be a great thing and that’s the news today or should I say the latest about the Pixel Fold.
And to ascertain Samsung’s dominance on the market, the South Korean giant will reportedly be supplying the UTG to Google to make its rumored Foldable smartphone.
According to a report from a Korean media outlet, Samsung plans to expand its foldable display business just as it did with its OLED technology and that explains why it has decided to partner with one of its friend-enemy Google.
The technology was initially announced by the Korean company back in Feb. 2020 and though there have been skepticism about whether Samsung’s claims about using any glass at all is true considering the fact that glass do not bend.
A teardown made by JerryRigEverything on his YouTube channel last year when the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was released brought about that skepticism.
But there is still this difference between mere plastic and some improved mixture of glass and plastic which made the Z Fold 2 quite better than the original Galaxy Fold released back in 2019.
Samsung also used the UTG on its Galaxy Z Flip smartphone which was used to cover its window in order to protect the inner screen from scratches even though it’s not scratch resistant.
Back to the Pixel Fold, nothing is official just yet but it’ll be a really good thing if we can see one being made by the search engine giant.
And with that said, let’s keep our fingers crossed and also hope the next-generation Pixel series come with all we anticipate this year even though we know for sure that Google has decided to take a step back from competing in the so-called “premium” flagship market dominated by brands like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi and Huawei among others.
And it might be a great thing if Google can drop off from the competitive market like LG and just focus on the Pixel Foldable – I’m just assuming and that will definitely be cool but let’s see how the month of June goes.