Launch of Google Pixel Fold with 7.6-inch internal display, Tensor G2 SoC, 4,821 mAh battery: price, specs

Launch of Google Pixel Fold with 7.6-inch internal display, Tensor G2 SoC, 4,821 mAh battery: price, specs

The Google Pixel Fold was launched at the Google I/O 2023 event on Wednesday, May 10th. As expected after several leaks and rumours, Google’s first foldable smartphone is powered by the Tensor G2 SoC inside. Google Pixel Fold runs on Android 13 and sports triple rear cameras. It comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The foldable has a 180-degree folding hinge and is backed by a 4,821 mAh battery. The Pixel Fold will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series, Oppo Find N2 Flip and Huawei Mate X2.

Google Pixel Fold price, availability

Google Pixel Fold pricing starts at $1,799 (about Rs. 1,47,500) for the variant with 256GB of storage. For the model with 512GB storage, you will have to shell out $1,919 (approximately Rs. 1,57,300). The phone will be available in Obsidian and Porcelain color options. The company is offering the Pixel Watch for free to customers who buy the Pixel Fold.

The Google Pixel Fold is now available for pre-order in the US and is expected to reach customers starting next month. The foldable will only be sold in select markets around the world.

Google also unveiled the Pixel 7a during the Google I/O keynote. It is priced at Rs. 43,999 in India and will go on sale on Flipkart from 11th May.

Google Pixel Fold specs

The dual-SIM Google Pixel Fold runs on Android 13 out of the box and has a 7.6-inch (1,840 x 2,208 pixels) internal display with a 6:5 aspect ratio, 380 ppi pixel density and 120 Hz refresh rate. It has an external 5.8-inch full-HD+ OLED display (1080 x 2092 pixels) with a 17.4:9 aspect ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. The outer screen has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, while the inner screen has a plastic coating. It is powered by Google’s Tensor G2 SoC along with a Titan M2 security chip and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Google is promising five years of Pixel updates for the foldable.

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For optics, the Pixel Fold carries a triple rear camera unit, comprising of a 48-megapixel primary wide-angle lens with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), CLAF and an f/1.7 aperture. The camera setup also includes a 10.8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 121-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture, and a dual 10.8-megapixel PD telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and 20x super-resolution zoom.

For selfies, there’s a 9.5-megapixel sensor with a pixel width of 1.22 pm, f/2.2 aperture, and fixed focus on the outer screen. In addition, it has an internal 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus. Google has also included a Magic Eraser feature to eliminate distractions from an image. It also includes Photo Unblur functionality to make blurry photos clearer and Night Sight to take clear photos in low light conditions. Other onboard photography features include Real Tone, Long Exposure, Panorma and Portrait, among others.

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The Pixel Fold comes in two storage variants with up to 512GB of built-in storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, GPS, Google Cast, NFC and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor. The phone also includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication. The phone also supports a face unlock feature. It also includes stereo speakers and three microphones. It has access to Google One VPN.

Google has provided a 4,821mAh battery in the Pixel Fold with 30W charging support. The foldable can also be wirelessly charged on a standard Qi charger. The battery is said to offer over 24 hours of playtime and up to 72 hours of standby time on a single charge. Measures 139.7×79.5×12.1mm when folded and 139.7×158.7×5.8mm when unfolded. It weighs 283 grams.

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