We’ve had foldable handsets for three years, and there’s still a lot of work to be done. Although foldable screens may be the way of the future, the technology isn’t quite there yet. In 2019, Samsung had to deal with a humiliating Galaxy Fold launch.
However, the Korean giant learned from its mistakes and is now working on even better solutions for next-generation gadgets. Later this year, Google is set to enter the market with its own Pixel Fold. But it’s possible that the company may avoid the same first-generation problems that Samsung and others have had in the past. In fact, the reverse is true.
One of the most exciting folding phones to date is the Pixel Fold. And we’ll have to credit Samsung for some of the most impressive specifications.
Because Pixel rumors are nearly always true, the Pixel Fold is almost certainly in the works. Google is expected to release the Pixel Fold this year, according to reports, but they aren’t as common as the Pixel 6 leaks. A couple of insiders familiar with Samsung’s new foldable tablet hardware have made some fresh predictions about the Galaxy Fold 3.
They also disclosed display specifications for foldable phones in 2021. And it all appears to be good news for the Pixel Fold.
Samsung Is Supplying Google
Samsung is rumored to be attempting to sell important foldable technology to other handset suppliers, according to speculations from Korea a few weeks ago. Others will be able to buy parts like the foldable OLED screen and foldable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) panels. In those stories, the foldable Google phone was mentioned.
Ice Universe, a well-known leaker, claimed on Monday that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 would have the “strongest folding screen technology,” referring to Samsung’s UTG 2.0 and UPC technologies. Samsung’s second-generation foldable glass panel for the new handsets is known as UTG 2.0.
UTG 2.0 is said to be more robust than its predecessor, and it could be crucial in bringing S Pen support to Fold 3. Samsung’s Under Panel Camera technology for laptops and mobile devices is referred to as UPC.
It’s uncertain whether the Google Pixel Fold will have a UPC screen, but the next-generation UTG is the one to look forward to. The phone’s durability should be improved thanks to the glass technology.
Display specs For The Pixel Fold
Display expert Ross Young, on the other hand, made a different prognosis. It’s also good news for this year’s foldable phones, such as the Google Pixel Fold.
Samsung Display panels are used in all 2021 foldables, Young said. 120Hz refresh rates and LTPO will be supported by the OLED displays. The latter is a display technology that allows the operating system to modify the refresh rate dynamically depending on the material displayed on the screen. On phones with 120Hz displays, LTPO displays can extend battery life.
Young points out that the latest Samsung displays will be used on Google’s foldable tablet. If Young’s display specifications are correct, the Pixel Fold will have a 7.57-inch screen.
Other undisclosed handsets’ foldable screen sizes were also revealed by the expert. This year, Samsung Display technology will be used by Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi to develop foldable screens.
The Pixel Fold is the more intriguing phone, given the predicted specs and build quality parity across all of these foldable handsets. That’s because it’ll be the phone that brings Google’s foldable software vision to life. It’ll run a fresh version of Android that’ll be the first to receive updates. It will also have Google’s camera technology.