It’s official. The Pixel Fold is real. After months of rumors, Google on Thursday offered a look at the Pixel Fold, confirming that the company plans to release its first foldable phone soon. Google Store Page and a video posted on Twitter show multiple phone views.
Google didn’t provide any specifications for the device, but the teaser video shows that it has a full external display that opens up to a larger internal display, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold phones. The internal display is rumored to measure 7.69 inches, while the external one could be 5.79 inches.
We also see the rear camera bump on the Pixel Fold, which looks similar to other Pixel phones, though it’s unclear exactly what the setup will be. Rumors suggest that the phone could have a 50-megapixel primary camera along with two 12-megapixel cameras and one 8-megapixel one.
The phone in the video is shown in a light color which is said to be called “chalk” or “porcelain”. There is also expected to be a black or gray version, which could be called “carbon” or “obsidian”.
The company will offer more details about the Pixel Fold on Google I/O on May 10. The phone is rumored to go on sale in June and could cost between $1,400 and $1,800. Google’s teasers for the Pixel Fold simply say it’s “coming soon.”
The Pixel Fold will go up against other foldable phones like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip lines, as well as devices from Chinese phone makers like Huawei and Oppo. Apple is also rumored to be working on a foldable iPhone, but that might not appear until 2025. Google has the potential to make foldable phones more mainstream, according to CNET’s Andrew Lankson. Control over the Android operating system puts it in a unique position to overcome the software issues that have plagued other foldable phones.
At Google I/O, we also expect to see the rumored Pixel 7A, and we may get more details on the Pixel Tablet. The company is also likely to spend time talking about its AI efforts, and we’ll get more details on Android 14.
Google did not respond to a request for further comment.
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