Alongside the Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel Tablet, the Google Pixel Fold was fully revealed this morning. Whilst it’ll be launching in June (with pre-orders going live today) in the US, unfortunately it isn’t releasing in Australia at this point, with Google saying that it has nothing to announce at this time.
The Google Pixel Fold starts at $1,799 USD (~$2,750 AUD) and will also include a free Pixel Watch when pre-ordered in the US. When folded, the Pixel Fold has a 5.8″ display, and when unfolded, it reveals a 7.6″ immersive display. Google is claiming that it has the most durable hinges on a foldable and the thinnest foldable to release.
It’s powered by Google Tensor G2 which has never been more important in a phone given that the Pixel Fold can leverage split screen multitasking to show off two apps at once.
The phone has a triple camera system including a 48 megapixel main rear lens, a 10.8 megapixel ultrawide rear lens and a 5x folded telephoto rear lens with up to 20x Super Res Zoom.
The Google Pixel Fold also combines the foldable screen with a new Tabletop mode for feature such as Translation which will show on the outside whilst you read from the inside, and a new Tabletop camera mode that will let you take photos using Google Assistant whilst the phone stays propped up.
It’s absolutely heating up in the mobile space and it’s so good to see Google innovating both on a hardware and software level for foldables.