Google has made a bold entry into the world of foldable smartphones with the launch of the highly anticipated Google Pixel Fold.
Google Pixel Fold Key Specs:
- 7.6-inch (1840 x 2208) OLED main screen, 120Hz refresh rate
- 5.8-inch (1080 x 2092) OLED cover display, 120Hz refresh rate
- Dimensions when unfolded: 158.7 x 139.7 x 5.8 mm
- Dimensions when folded: 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1 mm
- 5nm Google Tensor G2 octa-core
- Mali-G710 MP7
- 12GB RAM
- 256GB/512GB internal storage
- Main cameras: 48MP wide + 10.8MP telephoto + 10.8MP ultrawide
- Selfie camera: 8MP front
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e
- Bluetooth 5.2
- GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- USB Type-C
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
- Battery: 4821mAh
- Colors: Porcelain, Obsidian
A Design That Blends Style and Durability
The Pixel Fold showcases a sleek and sturdy design that seamlessly fits into the palm of your hand when closed. But when you unfold it, a stunning 7.6-inch screen is revealed, making it one of the slimmest foldable phones on the market. The engineering marvel behind this device is evident in its ultra-thin profile, achieved by cleverly redesigning key components such as the camera, battery, speakers, and haptic technology. Additionally, the custom-built hinge contributes to its slimness and ensures unparalleled durability. And for added peace of mind, the Pixel Fold has an IPX8 rating for water resistance, safeguarding it against accidental spills.
Versatility for Productivity and Entertainment
The Pixel Fold seamlessly transitions between smartphone and tablet modes, providing users with various productivity and entertainment options. When closed, the exterior screen offers all the functionality expected from a Pixel phone, allowing users to handle tasks like messaging, web browsing with Chrome, and utilizing the Call Assist features, including Direct My Call, Call Screen, Hold for Me, and Clear Calling.
Once unfolded, the interior screen unfolds endless possibilities. Optimized for a larger display, popular apps deliver an immersive experience, whether you’re watching videos, reading books, or engaging in multitasking.
The Taskbar simplifies app switching, while split-screen mode enables side-by-side usage and effortless file sharing between compatible apps like Google Photos, Messages, and Slides. Say goodbye to the need for a tripod with tabletop mode, which lets you enjoy hands-free content viewing and capture stunning photos and videos. Plus, an upcoming app update will bring playback controls to the bottom half of the screen while watching YouTube, further enhancing the overall experience.
Unleash Your Inner Photographer
The Pixel Fold has an exceptional camera system that matches Google’s reputation for photography excellence. Capture high-quality images with features like Super Res Zoom, offering 5x optical zoom for detailed shots. Benefit from Night Sight for stunning low-light photography and Real Tone for true-to-life colors.
Portrait photography is taken to the next level with professional-level modes inherited from the Pixel 7 Pro, including 10-bit HDR video. On top of that, the exterior screen serves as your personal viewfinder, allowing you to take stunning selfies using the 48-megapixel main camera. And for those memorable group shots, tabletop mode lets you join the frame from a distance with a simple palm gesture to trigger the shutter.
Embrace the Future with Android 14
Exciting developments are on the horizon for the Pixel Fold with the upcoming release of Android 14. Leveraging the power of the Tensor G2 chip, the device will introduce a game-changing feature: Dual Screen interpreter mode. This innovative capability utilizes both the inner and outer screens to facilitate real-time conversation translations, enabling more natural and fluid communication across different languages.
Pricing and Availability
The Google Pixel Fold is now available for pre-order in the US. It comes in two sophisticated colors, such as Porcelain and Obsidian.
Consumers who pre-order the Pixel Fold will also receive a complimentary Google Pixel Watch as an exclusive bonus.