Google is set to launch its first-ever foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, at the upcoming Google I/O 2023 event on May 10th. While the company has yet to share any specifics, a teaser video reveals a phone with a full-size outer display that opens up like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold devices, with a camera bar that doesn’t protrude as much as other Pixel phones.
According to CNBC, the Pixel Fold will be a 5.8-inch phone that unfolds into a 7.6-inch tablet, with a Google Tensor G2 processor, weighing in at 10 ounces, and boasting “the most durable hinge on a foldable.” The phone is also expected to come with a hefty price tag of over $1,700, comparable to Samsung’s Z Fold 4, which was priced at $1,799.
Although rumors about the Pixel Fold have been circulating for some time, the foldable phone was not unveiled at Google I/O in 2022. Google has instead been focusing on teaching Android developers to create apps that are compatible with foldable devices and larger screens, which may pay off with the launch of this new device and the upcoming Pixel Tablet.
Interested parties can sign up for more information about the Pixel Fold on a dedicated page on the Google Store.