Google’s next foldable Android phone could be a Pixel Flip or a Pixel Fold 2, according to new evidence found in the latest version of the Google Pixel Buds app. The app includes preparation for this fall’s lineup of Pixel phones, including the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. However, our team also uncovered a device codenamed “Comet” that appears to be a foldable phone.
Details about Comet are currently slim, but the code suggests that it is lumped in with the Pixel Fold and is even referred to as a “fold” in the app. This raises the question of whether Comet is an early preparation for the Pixel Fold 2 or if it is a first sign of a Pixel Flip, similar to Samsung’s foldable styles.
It’s worth noting that Comet is unlikely to be part of the Pixel 8 generation, as it doesn’t use a dog breed as a codename like the other known Pixels. It’s also unlikely to be part of the Pixel 9 series, which is expected to use reptile-related codenames. This suggests that Comet will be a separate device outside of the typical annual Pixel release cycle.
The Pixel Fold was released just a few months ago, so it is unclear whether Comet is a preparation for the Pixel Fold 2 or a completely new device. It’s also uncertain what features and design changes Google might introduce with its next foldable phone.
This discovery raises the question of what users would like to see from Google’s next foldable phone. Would they prefer it to be a Pixel Fold or a Pixel Flip? This will likely depend on individual preferences and needs. Overall, it will be interesting to see how Google evolves its foldable phone lineup and if they can compete with Samsung in this emerging market.
It’s important to note that the information found in the code is not a guarantee that these features will be released by Google. These findings are based on the interpretation of the code and Google’s plans may change.