Google has finally entered the foldable phone segment with the Pixel Fold, which was officially announced at Google I/O 2023.
The Pixel Fold transforms from a compact phone with a 5.8-inch 120Hz OLED exterior display into a small tablet with a 7.6-inch 120Hz flexible OLED panel. The outer display has Gorilla Glass Victus on top, while the inner display has an ultrathin glass for protection.
Google claims that the Pixel Fold’s hinge offers “fluid friction across the full 180-degree range of motion to securely support different postures.”
According to Google, the Pixel Fold has a thinner profile than any other foldable phone in the market. To be specific the phone measures 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1 mm when folded, and 139.7 x 158.7 x 5.8mm when unfolded. It weighs 283g and is IPX8-rated for water resistance.
Powering the Pixel Fold is Google’s Tensor G2 processor with the Titan M2 security co-processor. It also comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
It has five cameras in total. There’s a triple rear camera setup (48MP main camera with OIS, 10.8MP ultrawide, and 10.8MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom), a 9.5MP selfie shooter on the outer screen, and an 8MP selfie shooter on the inner screen’s top bezel.
The Pixel Fold is equipped with a 4821mAh battery that supports 30W USB-C charger with USB-PD 3.0 (there’s no charger in the box, by the way). The phone runs Android 13—of course—and features a fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.
The Pixel Fold is available in two colors (Porcelain and Obsidian) and has a starting price of $1,799 for the 256GB model. It’s now available for pre-order in countries where Google Pixel products are sold. Sadly, that doesn’t include the Philippines.