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Pixel Fold is official; will be launched at Google I/O 2023

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Google has finally put Pixel Fold rumours to bed by officially announcing its first foldable phone. The device will be introduced during Google I/O 2023 scheduled on May 10. While the search giant didn’t confirm any specs or technical information on the device, it did release a small teaser video showing off the design which is somewhere between the Z Fold series from Samsung and the Surface Duo lineup from Microsoft. 

So far, the rumours do seem to be true, at least when it comes to the phone’s design. From the looks of it, the phone has a rather wide outer display and opens up to reveal the bigger, inner display that’s rumoured to be 7.6-inch diagonally.

The Pixel Fold retains the design language of the rest of the Pixel lineup. | Source: Google

The camera bump on the back is also the same as we saw in the leaks. While it maintains the design language that Google adopted since the Pixel 6, it seems less protruded from the back and in line with what we’ve seen. 

So far, the rumour mill says the device features a 5.8-inch outer display, will be powered by the Tensor G2 chip, weighs 10 oz (284g) and will be marketed as a pocket-sized, waterproof foldable. The weight is slightly heavier than the Fold 4 which weighs 263 grams, but that’s likely because of the bigger battery which is reportedly going to last 24 hours, or up to 72 hours in a low-power mode. 

That said, it’s not going to be cheap. Leaked documents obtained by CNBC show the phone will cost upwards of $1700. However, with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 already costing $1799, the pricing isn’t exactly unrealistic here. Internally codenamed ‘Felix’ these leaked documents also reveal that Google is claiming the most durable hinge on any foldable, a bold move for a first-generation product. 

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Yadullah Abidi

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