Google is all set to launch its first foldable device, the Pixel Fold, in June later this year. According to a report by CNBC, the highly anticipated device has made the headlines quite frequently in recent weeks. There have been reports and rumors about its design and specifications, as well as leaks and speculations over its price and launch date. The report cites internal documents viewed by the publication, which suggest that the Pixel Fold will cost around $1,700 (roughly Rs. 1,39,800) and compete with the $1,799 (roughly Rs. 1,47,900) Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Design and Features of the Google Pixel Fold
The Pixel Fold will reportedly be the “most durable hinge on a foldable” phone, and will be water-resistant and pocket-sized. With an outer display measuring 5.8 inches, it will open like a book to expose a small tablet-sized 7.6-inch screen. It will weigh 10 ounces or 283 grams and come with a larger battery that Google claims will last 24 hours or up to 72 hours in low-power mode.
Photos leaked by OnLeaks and HowToiSolve show that the Pixel Fold will measure 158.7mm x 139.7mm x 5.7mm (8.3mm including rear camera bump) in size while unfolded. It will be available in Silver and Black colour options, and will feature a 7.69-inch sized inner display with a right-sided single hole-punch camera slot. The cover display will have a 5.79-inch display with a centred hole-punch selfie camera slot, and the three rear cameras are located alongside an LED flash module on the back panel in an elevated rectangular module. The SIM tray is seen at the base edge of the outer screen, and a USB-C Charging Port is at the bottom part of the edge of the foldable screen. Notably, there is no 3.5 mm jack visible in the leaked photos. Two speakers — one at the upper edge of the main screen and one close to the USB-C port at the lower edge of the outer display — are seen in the photos. Mic ports are seen both at the top and the bottom edge of the devices.
Launch Offers and Freebies
Google plans to offer a free Pixel Watch, the company’s latest smartwatch, along with each Pixel Fold purchase. The company is also likely to extend a trade-in offer to exchange Pixel, iPhone or any Android phone for a discount on the Pixel Fold smartphone.
The Pixel Fold is the first foldable device to be released by Google, and it is expected to be a game-changer in the foldable smartphone segment. With its sleek design and powerful specifications, the Pixel Fold is sure to attract a lot of attention from tech enthusiasts. With Google’s I/O event scheduled for May 10, and an expected launch in June, the Pixel Fold is sure to make waves when it finally hits the market.
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