Google seems to be internally testing a second foldable Pixel smartphone, in line with 9to5Google’s sources. The system is claimed to be underneath improvement with the codename “Jumbojack,” that’s referenced in a future model of Android 12 which 9to5Google identifies as “Android 12.1.” That is the newest foldable codename we’ve heard about at Google, following reviews of one other system known as “Passport.”
Not a lot is understood about what type Jumbojack may take, however 9to5Google has a few key particulars. It appears to have two screens, with one which deactivates when the system is folded. That implies we’re an identical design to Samsung’s foldables, which mix a small exterior display with a bigger inside folding show. There’s no phrase on display sizes or inside specs, nonetheless.
Curiously, there’s hypothesis that the Jumbojack codename may very well be a reference to Jack within the Field’s Jumbo Jack cheeseburger, an implication that the cellphone will fold “hamburger style” like a Z Flip versus “hotdog style” like a Z Fold. However, very similar to the foodstuffs, that hypothesis is greatest taken with a superb pinch of salt.
Not like Passport, which dependable leaker Evan Blass reported this morning remains to be scheduled to launch earlier than the tip of the yr, there’s no indication about when or even when Jumbojack will see a industrial launch. There’s a risk it would simply be an inside prototype, designed to assist construct foldable performance like improved multitasking into Android itself. Regardless, its existence suggests Google is extra critical about foldables that it initially appeared as the corporate gears as much as produce its first true flagship competitor with the Pixel 6.
Replace September twentieth, 7:30AM ET: Added corroboration from Blass that Google’s “Passport” foldable remains to be anticipated to launch earlier than the tip of the yr.