Rumors of a Google Pixel Fold have been swirling around for some time now, but the code inside the upcoming version of Android 12.1 suggests there’s also another foldable phone on the way from Google in the not-so-future. distant.
Research by 9to5Google revealed the existence of this new device, which apparently goes by the code name Jumbojack. When it comes to Google’s internal communications, the first Pixel Fold is codenamed Passport.
Based on this unconfirmed leak, Jumbojack will ship with two screens, so you can still access one of them even when the device is closed – so it looks like it will work like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. 3 then.
Android 12.1 update
We expect Android 12 to arrive alongside the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in October, and there are signs that the first Pixel Fold phone will also appear at the same time – a hardware boon for Google fans.
Meanwhile, various leaks and rumors point to the existence of an Android 12.1 update shortly after Android 12. It should be a pretty substantial update, including some of the features that Google does not have. not quite prepared in time for the release of Android 12.
Information obtained by the XDA developers suggests that Android 12.1 will bring more improvements for foldable phones, including a launcher taskbar that extends to the bottom of the screen when open.
Analysis: our future foldable phone
At the moment, we don’t know much about the foldable phone named Jumbojack inside Google – which perhaps could also be labeled as the Pixel Fold 2 or the Pixel Fold 1a. There is no guarantee that it will even see the light of day at this point.
However, we’re pretty sure the Google Pixel Fold will indeed arrive within a month or so, and this new speculation about an upcoming follow-up so soon after is further proof that foldable phones have a bright future.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 last month, showing it’s committed to two foldable form factors for the foreseeable future – and it looks like these phones have pushed the Galaxy Note 21 as well. .
With Google on the verge of joining the fray, and a foldable iPhone is also reportedly on the way, manufacturers are now placing considerable weight on foldable phones. Prices remain high for these devices for now, but it’s clear these extra-large smartphones are now here to stay.