In addition to the Google Pixel Fold, which would be Google’s first foldable device and include a 7.6-inch Galaxy Fold-style display, the firm is developing another foldable gadget dubbed “Jumbojack,” according to 9to5Google.
This second Google foldable would be different from ‘Passport’, the device we would see facing the end of the year. The codename has been discovered in Android 12.1, which is currently under development and will soon be released. There are no significant facts at this moment, but it appears that Google’s dedication to foldable devices isn’t the product of one day, but rather a long-term commitment.
Google, following in Samsung’s footsteps
As described by 9to5Google, this new device will have two screens, with one that is deactivated when the device is folded. This is a mechanism equivalent to what we have seen with the latest foldable mobiles from Samsung, a company that otherwise maintains a close collaboration with Google on projects such as Wear.
The screens do not have a size nor are there additional internal specifications listed, but the name “Jumbojack” may pertain to an American burger style and imply a folding mobile format. Either ‘hamburger’ or ‘hot dog’, depending on the line along which they are folded and referring to the popular way of explaining different types of folding paper.
While the rumored ‘Pixel Fold’ or the Galaxy Z Fold itself folds on one side, this future foldable would be Z Flip style, as speculated by the media that has released the information.
It is unknown what is the expected date for the arrival of this new device. It could be for next year or remain as an internal project to test new features of Android. We will have to keep track of this new foldable, whose development could be accelerated after the arrival of the Pixel Fold. While all eyes are on the future Google Pixel 6 Pro, Google is still working to see how they can adapt to these flexible screens.