As the interest in foldable devices is growing in the market, Google is aiming to take its shot with the Google Pixel Notepad. Foldable smartphones have seen great interest and success in the market, and we've seen multiple brands following the new trend, such as Samsung, Oppo, Huawei, and even Honor.
Ahead of its official launch later this year, the pricing of the Pixel Notepad is rumored to be lower than that of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. According to 9to5Google, it might be priced around US$1,400 (~RM5,863), making it significantly cheaper than the Galaxy foldable, which starts at RM6,699.
The upcoming Google device is expected to feature the Google Tensor (GS101) chipset, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a downgraded camera module compared to the Pixel 6 series. It's also set to look more like the Find N than the Galaxy Fold, which means it would be shorter but wider.
If the rumors are true, it's interesting to see Google keeping lower pricing for its very first foldable phone as brands like Google and Apple don't usually sell their products at a cheaper price point compared to Chinese brands. One, for example, is the recently launched Oppo Find N foldable that costs 8,999 Yuan (~RM5,978).
It is said that the Pixel Notepad will initially launch in the US and will be released in the international markets by the end of this year. It is expected to launch in Q3 2022.