Only a few months ago, Google released its first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold. 9to5Google, however, reports that the company is already working on its next foldable phone.
According to 9to5Google, the latest Google Pixel Buds app contains a reference to a device codenamed “Comet.” It may be a successor to the Pixel Fold or a new clamshell foldable phone.
It is believed that Comet’s codename doesn’t fit into Google’s typical naming scheme for Pixel phones. As an example, the Pixel Fold was originally codenamed “Passport,” but it was later renamed “Felix” because it uses the same Tensor G2 chip as the Pixel 7 series.
A similar codename is expected for the Pixel 9 series, such as “Komodo” and “Caiman.” On the other hand, the upcoming Pixel 8 series bears dog breed codenames: “Shiba” for Pixel 8, and “Husky” for Pixel 8 Pro.
In addition, 9to5Google discovered that Comet is lumped in with Pixel Fold in the Pixel Buds app, referred to as a “fold” there. Further evidence suggests that Comet is a foldable phone.
The Pixel Fold was launched in May 2023, so it’s still early for Google to work on a successor. Comet might be a clamshell foldable phone, which Google has previously considered releasing.
Until Google reveals more about Comet, we’ll have to wait and see. The company is preparing to launch the Pixel 8 series and Pixel Watch 2 tomorrow.