Google is said to be working on its own foldable smartphone. What the search engine giant is doing is believed to be to see the growing interest in a smartphone with a new form factor that is currently starting to appear in the market.
One thing that is interesting, although this Google foldable smartphone is planned to be introduced in Q3 2022, the details of the price are known. The Google Pixel Notepad, the name that is expected to be referred to as the device instead of the Google Pixel Fold, is rumored to be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3.
As written by 9to5Google, this upcoming foldable smartphone from Google will be priced at around US$1,400, which makes it much cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 which is priced at US$1,800 (Rp25.8 million). .
If this turns out to be true, it will be interesting to see Google manage to maintain a lower price for its first foldable smartphone. Samsung’s first foldable smartphone was priced much higher and Samsung finally lowered the price after launching several devices.
However, owning a device that costs around US$1,400 is still possible considering the newly launched OPPO Find N is priced at around US$1,200 (Rp17 million). However, some smartphone manufacturers from China are known for their low prices, a strategy that is usually not adopted by Google and Apple.
Based on the leaked information, it seems that Google is unwilling to compromise on that front. Regarding the kitchen, this device is expected to be powered by the Google Tensor chipset (GS101), coupled with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage.
But the experience in the photography sector will probably have more of an effect, as the smartphone is said to have a slightly lowered camera setup compared to the Pixel 6 lineup. It is said that the Google Pixel Notepad will initially only launch in the United States.
Of course, not a few hope that the smartphone will be released in the international market not long after its launch in the United States. Unfortunately, until now there is no information about the launch date of the smartphone, so we’ll just have to wait.