Due to price and availability leaks in international markets, Google’s upcoming foldable smartphone, the Pixel Notepad, has been making headlines. The price of the smartphone, however, could change “in the lead up to the unveiling,” according to the report. The phone, rather than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, is expected to have a form factor similar to the Oppo Find N. It’s also rumored to be powered by Google’s Tensor SoC, which is currently found in the Pixel 6 phones.
According to 9to5Google, Google’s foldable phone, which could be called Pixel Notepad, could cost $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,04,500) in the United States, citing two people familiar with the company’s ongoing planning. The report adds, “This target price is subject to change in the lead up to the unveiling.” In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 cost $1,799 (roughly Rs. 1,34,300) at launch, a $400 difference (roughly Rs. 30,000). The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have starting prices of $599 (roughly Rs. 45,000) and $899 (roughly Rs. 67,100), respectively.
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The alleged Google Pixel Notepad is said to be available in the United States as well as other international markets. According to the most recent report, there will be a gap between the US and international launches, with global availability expected by the end of 2022. The phone will only be available in a few markets, according to a previous report.
The alleged Google Pixel Notepad foldable phone will resemble the Oppo Find N rather than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, according to a previous report from 9to5Google. The phone is also expected to include Google’s Tensor SoC, which is currently found in the Pixel 6 devices. However, it’s possible that it won’t have the same camera as the Pixel phones.