Google has been working on a foldable smartphone for quite some time now and there have been a couple of leaks with respect to this upcoming device from the tech pioneer, which has been referred to as the Google Pixel Fold till this point.
Now, a new report courtesy of 9to5Google claims that the first foldable smartphone from Google will not be called the Pixel Fold but will carry the moniker of Google Pixel Notepad. In addition to this, the pricing details of the phone have also been tipped.
A source with knowledge of this matter reported that the Google Pixel Notepad is the working name for the foldable device, it is also said that Google considered the name Google Pixel Longbook but ultimately settled on Notepad.
There is a very distinct possibility that the name of the smartphone could be changed by the time it could launch commercially. Google usually has a number in the name of its devices but considering that this device is a foldable one and different from the conventional devices that Google makes, it makes sense that it is named without a number.
The development about the phone’s name is Google Pixel Notepad comes just days after it was revealed via the animations in the Android 12L build that the smartphone will be similar to the Oppo Find N in terms of form factor and not like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Series devices because of the wider screen when unfolded.
Based on the leaks thus far, the Google Pixel Notepad will be powered by their own Tensor GS101 chip, paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It is said to have a downgraded camera setup in comparison to the Pixel 6 lineup.
Coming to the pricing of the device, the report claims that the Google Pixel Notepad would cost less than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 which is priced at $1,799 or 1,33,635 INR. This is interesting considering it is a first-generation foldable smartphone.