After years of speculation and filtering through rumors and leaks, the Pixel Fold has finally been leaked in full.
We’ve been getting bits and pieces of information ever since Google ramped up production for its first foray into foldable smartphones, but thanks to reliable leaker Jon Prosser with Front Page Tech, we now have every detail about the new device. You know, its about the specs for its pricing.
in a youtube video, Prosser broke down everything fans should expect, starting with a detail that’s been hotly contested in leaks for months: price. According to Prosser, the Pixel Fold will be offered at two price points, as is usually the case with many modern flagships. The 256GB version costs $1,799 and will be offered in Chalk and Obsidian colors, while the 512GB version will cost $1,919 but will only be offered in Obsidian Black. Both the storage variants will support 12GB of RAM.
Those two prices are in line with other foldable offerings like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which are priced similarly for the same storage options. However, to help justify its price, Google will include a free Pixel Watch with every Pixel Fold purchase.
Prosser didn’t provide any additional details about this offer, so it’s unclear if it will be exclusively for those purchasing the Fold through the Google Store or if it’s a limited-time thing. It may just be a matter of pushing people over the edge to invest in the company’s first foray into a foldable device, hey, who doesn’t love free tech?
In terms of specs, the information shared by the processor is in line with what we have heard in the rumor mill. The front display of the Pixel Fold will be a 5.8-inch FHD+ OLED screen with 17.4:9 aspect ratio and 408 pixels per inch (ppi). When unfolded, the display inside is a 7.6-inch OLED screen with 6:5 aspect ratio and 380ppi. Both the screens have a refresh rate of 120Hz, giving them the smooth experience that has become the industry standard.
The Pixel Fold is said to have “over 24 hours” of battery life and can get up to 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode. However, Google is no stranger to touting the battery life of its devices too highly, so we’ll believe it when we see it. In terms of processor, it will sport a Tensor G2 processor and use the Titan M2 coprocessor – the same chips found in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
For its cameras, the Pixel Fold will have three rear lenses: a 48MP main lens, a 10.8MP ultrawide lens, and a 10.8MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and 20x super-resolution zoom. The front-facing selfie camera available when folded is a 9.5MP lens, while the inner-screen selfie camera is a standard 8MP lens.
As previously leaked, the Pixel Fold will be fully revealed at Google I/O 2023 on May 10, and pre-orders for it will go live through the Google Store on the same day. Pre-orders for other carriers begin on May 30, and the phone will officially hit store shelves on June 27.
According to Prosser, Google is planning a teaser for the Fold on April 26 to get people excited about Google I/O. However, he says that Google’s plans may change now that the phone has been fully leaked.