Google has big plans for its flagship line. On top of 9to5Google.to make way for the upcoming that it announced on Monday, the tech company is allegedly making a foldable Pixel phone for 2021, according to
The outlet cited a leaked internal document that it reviewed, which listed future Android builds. The document “explicitly referred” to a foldable device that is code-named “passport” and is slated for the fourth quarter of 2021.
While this does sound exciting, it’s important to note that Google hasn’t announced anything official yet, and it did not immediately reply to a request for comment. 9to5Google also reported that the document lists devices whose development was eventually abandoned, including a version of 2017’sthat never came to pass.
But it’s not surprising that Google is developing a foldable phone. In December 2018, it filed a patent application for a foldable device, and in May 2019 Google confirmed that it’s been prototyping the folding technology. In addition, Google supports foldable phones with its Android OS platform to develop the technology from the software side. Whether or not we’ll be able to buy a foldable phone from Google by 2021, however, is still unconfirmed.