The new Pixel foldable could be under development under the codename “Comet”.
The Pixel 8 series was codenamed after different dog breeds.
The Pixel 9 series could have codenames after reptile breeds.
Foldable phones seem to be the newest found interest for the smartphone brands with each releasing a new one, one after the other. Sources reveal that Google could be next in line to bring out a new foldable variant. It is speculated to be the Pixel Fold 2 or the Pixel Flip. And it could be under development under the codename “Comet”. Let’s find out what we know about this speculation for now.
How do we know that Google could actually be working on a foldable smartphone variant? Thanks to 9to5Google, they spotted a Pixel device having the codename Comet in Pixel’s fall lineup.
But but but…
You must be thinking that we were talking about a foldable smartphone, where did Pixel come from? Well, that’s just Google’s way of possibly keeping its project hidden and they have smartly mentioned it in Pixel’s lineup. But how are we sure of this?
So, if we track back to Google’s behaviour of codenaming its devices, then the Pixel 8 series was codenamed after different dog breeds- Shiba’ for Pixel 8, ‘Husky’ for Pixel 8 Pro, and ‘Akita’ for Pixel 8a; then the Pixel Fold (Gen 1), Pixel 7, and the Pixel 7 Pro were all named after cat breeds like Felix, Panther, and Cheetah; and the Pixel 9 series could have codenames after reptile breeds. So, the codename “Comet” sounds a bit off.
Further investigation into the codename pattern also shows that “Comet” is positioned adjacent to the number 7. Not just this, but at another spot it is linked to a Fold smartphone. So, all the possibilities are pointing out that this is going to be Google’s next foldable phone.
As far as which foldable phone this could possibly be, we are not sure yet. Either it could be the successor to the Pixel Fold which was released in May this year in select areas or it could be a newer addition to the market. We’ll have to wait and see.