Google officially announces the Pixel Fold

In the early hours of today, at the 2023 I/O Conference, Google formally unveiled its inaugural folding screen phone, the Pixel Fold. Given Google’s prior official announcement and preliminary introduction of this product, the launch comes as no surprise.

The Pixel Fold, when folded, measures 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1 mm, expanding to 139.7 x 158.8 x 5.8 mm when unfurled, with a weight of 283g. It features a 5.8-inch external display with a resolution of 2092×1080, attaining a peak brightness of 1550 nits, and a 7.6-inch internal display with a resolution of 2208×1840, reaching a peak brightness of 1450 nits. Both screens are OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for continuous hover folding. The device is powered by the Tensor G2 chip and the Titan M2 security chip. It offers 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a choice of 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Pixel Fold is equipped with a 4821 mAh battery, offers a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C interface, and supports 30W wired fast charging as well as Qi wireless charging.

This model hosts three rear cameras: a 48-megapixel main camera (f/1.7 aperture), a 10.8-megapixel telephoto lens (5x optical zoom), and a 10.8-megapixel ultra-wide lens (f/2.2 aperture); a 9.5-megapixel camera is paired with the outer screen, and an 8-megapixel camera with the inner screen. Additionally, this model supports side fingerprint recognition, NFC, UWB, stereo speakers, triple microphones, spatial audio, and dual SIM cards (physical SIM+eSIM), and comes in two color options.

The 12GB+256GB variant of the Pixel Fold is priced at $1799, and the 12GB+512GB variant is priced at $1919. Preorders have commenced, with deliveries beginning on June 27. Those who preorder will receive a Pixel Watch valued at $349 free of charge.