Google Unveils Pixel Fold – Its Debut Foldable Smartphone

Pixel Fold: Google's first folding smartphone

Google’s new folding smartphone, the Pixel Fold, was previewed at this year’s Google I/O. The device allows users to work with multiple apps simultaneously, and can display a taskbar when desired. The fold is 1.3 cm thick when closed and less than 6 mm when opened, making it flatter than competitors. The external display has a diagonal of 5.8 inches, while the screen on the inside spans an OLED with a diagonal of 7.6 inches.

The display has a frequency of 120 Hertz, promising a smooth experience when scrolling, watching videos and playing games. When opened, the clamshell phone can run apps in split-screen view, including drag-and-drop between apps. The Pixel Fold’s camera offers a better quality than previous models and has a telephoto and ultra-wide-angle lens in addition to a 48 MP main camera.

Like all current Pixel models, the Fold runs on the Tensor G2 architecture and has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash. The device has a battery capacity of 4821 mAh, providing over 24 hours of use. The Pixel Fold will be available in June with pre-orders already open, priced at $1800 (US, net) and €1900 (EU, gross). A variant with 512 GB is also available at a surcharge.

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