The price tag of Google’s first foldable smartphone is pointing…again

Google’s first foldable smartphone is coming, and its price has been mentioned again, by a tipster. The Google Pixel Notepadas this device will supposedly be called, is expected to cost $1,399.

This price was mentioned some time ago, and the tipster says that Google is still targeting it. That would make the Pixel Notepad much more affordable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which costs $1,799.

Google’s first foldable phone is coming, and that might be its price

$1,399 is still a lot of money, sure, but that would make this foldable at least somewhat appealing to users who are considering getting a foldable device. That would certainly create some competition for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, well, in some markets at least.

That’s not all the tipster mentioned, though. He also said the Pixel Notepad will go into mass production in the third quarter of this year. That means it could be set for a Q4 launch, possibly alongside the Pixel 7 smartphones.

The Pixel Notepad should offer a form factor similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. In other words, this smartphone should unfold in the form of a book, horizontally. It will not be a collapsible clamshell.

Device may include Google’s second-generation Tensor SoC

Given the timing of its launch, the device could be equipped with the second generation Google Tensor chip. It’s the same chip that should power the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro handsets.

As the Android 12L beta is discovered, the Pixel notebook may feature a similar display aspect ratio as the OPPO Find N. This would make it easier to write on the screen external, because it would not be extremely tall and narrow.

Now, the Google Pixel notebook should include some compromises. It’s expected to come with a 12.2-megapixel main camera, the one Google has been using since 2017. It reportedly won’t feature the 50-megapixel camera from the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

Eleanor C. William