Google has To bring the discussion to a conclusion entered the foldable phone market with its new ultra-high-end flagship, the Pixel Fold. Unveiled during Google’s annual I/O developer conference in California, the Pixel Fold is based on Oppo Find N2’s design template but boasts Google’s DNA inside. Compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Pixel Fold is slimmer and more portable.
The phone features a 7.6-inch 2K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate when opened and a 5.8-inch OLED display (also with a 120Hz refresh rate) on the outside. The outer screen and back glass are made of Gorilla Glass Victus for added durability, while the stainless steel hinge supports up to 180 degrees of movement.
The Pixel Fold offers “split view,” allowing users to use multiple apps at once, along with a desktop mode that enables close-up photos using tablet mode camera set up. The phone has a triple camera system consisting of a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 10.8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a telephoto lens with 5X optical zoom capabilities.
Powered by Tensor G2 chipset paired with 12GB of RAM and IPX8 water resistance, the Pixel Fold runs on Android 14 optimized for large-screen devices. It also promises dual-screen rendering mode in Google Translate for seamless live conversation translations between foreign languages using both screens.
Despite being one of the most promising foldable phones available in the market today, its hefty price tag of $1,800 limits its widespread adoption among consumers. Moreover, it won’t be coming to India anytime soon despite the country’s booming high-end smartphone market.
According to sources ( all major smartphone players except Apple are now offering foldable smartphones. Google’s Pixel Fold may pave the way for more innovative foldable devices in the future, but its high price could be a hindrance to its widespread adoption.
The result, the Pixel Fold is an impressive addition to Google’s lineup of flagship phones. Its sleek design and unique features make it stand out in a crowded market. However, its high price tag may prevent it from reaching a wider audience. Nonetheless, it’s exciting to see how technology is evolving and what the future holds for foldable phones.