2023 saw the launch of Google’s first ever foldable phone, the Pixel Fold. The handset launched with the Tensor G2 that was used in the Pixel 7 in 2022. It is expected that its successor will use the Tensor G3 which debuted in 2023’s Pixel 8, but that might not be the case. A report from Android Authority suggests that the Google Pixel Fold 2 could skip the G3 and go straight to the G4.
According to the publication’s sources, Google could skip the announcement of the Pixel Fold 2 at I/O 2024. Apparently the handset is still in the Engineering Validation Test phase, meaning that it could launch later than expected. The report also claims that Google is testing the Tensor G4 with the Pixel Fold 2.
We’re not sure why Google is taking longer than expected with its second-gen foldable. It is possible that they want to use the Tensor G4 and are holding back its launch. Also, it is unclear what kind of changes or improvements the G4 could bring to the table over the G3.
Samsung is still expected to be the chipset’s manufacturer, but whether or not it will use Samsung’s 3nm process remains to be seen. There have been rumors claiming that the G5 will probably be the biggest upgrade. It will be made using TSMC’s 3nm process and would allow Google to create a more customized chipset.