Ahead of the Google I/O developer conference, Mario Queiroz, Google’s Pixel development lead revealed that the company is currently working on foldable smartphones and has experimented with the idea. However, he went on to say that Google is is no rush to bring such a product to the market just yet.
he went on to say that, even though some people out there do want bigger screens for their phones, just having a bigger screen will not be enough to get the consumers interested.
“I think it needs to be more innovative than that,” he went on to say during an interview “The use case is going to need to be something where you go, ‘Hey, I definitely need to have this.’ Right now, you don’t need to have a foldable. It’s kind of a ‘nice-to-have.”
It’s unknown how far the development of the foldable Google phone has gone or what design the company has opted for but Querioz made a follow-up statement saying that the company is “prototyping foldable displays and many other new hardware technologies, and [has] no related product announcements to make at this time.”