Google has entered the foldable smartphone market with the announcement of the Pixel Fold during Google I/O. This new addition brings the foldable display revolution to the Pixel family, although it is not currently planned for release in Italy.
Pixel Fold Specifications
The Pixel Fold is powered by the Tensor G2 processor, previously seen in the Google Pixel 7 and the recently announced Google Pixel 7a. It also features the Titan M2 security co-processor, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 512GB of internal storage.
The external display is a 5.8-inch OLED with a resolution of 1080×2092 and a pixel density of 408ppi, boasting a 120Hz refresh rate.
The internal foldable display measures 7.6 inches with a 6:5 ratio, a resolution of 1840×2208, and a 120Hz refresh rate.
The camera setup includes a triple rear camera, consisting of a 48 MP main sensor with OIS, a 10.8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 121.1-degree field of view, and a 10.8 MP dual pixel 5x telephoto lens.
Below are the key specifications of the Google Pixel Fold:
· External display: 5.8″ OLED, 1080×2092, 17.4:9, 408ppi, 120Hz refresh rate, 1,550nit peak brightness, Gorilla Glass Protection
· Internal display: 7.6″ OLED, 1840×2208, 6:5, 380ppi, 120Hz refresh rate, 1,450nit peak brightness, protective plastic
· Processor: Google Tensor G2
· Co-processor: Titan M2
· Memory: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM; 256/512GB internal UFS 3.1 storage
· Connectivity: 5G (mmWave+sub 6), Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, UWB, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
· IPX8 certification
· Rear cameras: 48MP main, quad-pixel with 0.8um pixel, 1/2″ sensor, f/1.7, FOV 82°; 10.8MP ultra-wide-angle, 1.25um pixel, 1/3″ sensor, f/2.2, FOV 121.1°; 10.8MP telephoto, dual-pixel with 1.22um pixel size, 1/3.1″ sensor, f/3.05, FOV 21.9°, 5x optical zoom
· Internal front camera: 8MP, 1.12um pixels, f/2.0, FOV 84°
· External front camera: 9.5MP dual pixel with 1.22um pixels, f/2.2, FOV 84°
· Dimensions: Open – 139.7×158.7×5.8mm; Closed – 139.7×79.5×12.1mm; Weight: 283g
· Battery: 4,821mAh, 30W wired fast charging
· Colors: Obsidian, Porcelain
The Google Pixel Fold will be available in the US starting June 2023, with a base price of $1,799. It will also launch in Germany and the UK, but other countries will not have access to the Pixel Fold, at least initially.
Pixel Fold’s Potential Impact on the Foldable Smartphone Market
The introduction of the Pixel Fold marks Google’s entry into the growing foldable smartphone market. This new device is expected to compete with existing foldable smartphones from brands like Samsung and Huawei. With the Pixel Fold’s impressive specifications and features, it may attract consumers who are interested in a high-quality foldable smartphone from a well-established brand like Google.
As foldable smartphones continue to gain popularity, the Pixel Fold’s release could encourage more smartphone manufacturers to invest in foldable display technology and develop innovative devices in this category.
The success of the Pixel Fold will be closely watched by industry experts and competitors alike as Google expands its presence in the foldable smartphone market.