End of March 2023, apparently. The Made by Google event for 2022 gave us all the details on the Pixel 7 series, the Pixel Watch, and more details on the upcoming Pixel tablet. So far, we haven’t heard anything official from Google about its long-talked-about foldable phone, and this year’s big reveal hasn’t changed that. It may be early next year that Google will introduce its first foldable phone, if the leaks are to be believed.
Tipster Ross Young reiterated that he believes the Pixel Fold will land in the first quarter of 2023, meaning it will be introduced by Google by the end of March next year. This was in response to a tweet from Roland Quandt asking, “So where’s that foldable Pixel?” shortly after the Made by Google event. Young only said “Q1” in his answer, but that strongly implies he means next year.
Young also asked someone if the phone had been cancelled. He said: “Last I heard and reported, panel shipments start in January. Previously, Young said he believed the phone would be available in the spring of 2023 in the US. This was from a report in May of this year.
Last month, the New York Times said Google was on track to bring its Pixel Fold to market in 2023. According to this report, Google is shifting some of its smartphone production from China to Vietnam, and it says Google is aiming to produce half of its 2,023 high-end phones in the country. We’ve yet to hear any firm specs on a Pixel foldable phone, but we expect the handset to feature high-end specs like the Pixel 7 series and its Tensor G2 chipset.