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Google will launch foldable in May

by on19 April 2023

Will cost a fortune -- may be a white elephant

Google will launch its first foldable smartphone this may but don't hope that it will not dent your bank account.

The Pixel Fold, known internally by the codename Felix is susposed to challenge Samsung's market-leading foldable phone business and will have the "most durable hinge on a foldable" phone.

While that is all well and good, this durable hinge makes the phone cost $1,700.  While this is cheaper than Samsung's $1,799 Galaxy Z Fold 4 it is no where near close to getting consumer friendly.

Google plans to market the Pixel Fold as water-resistant and pocket-sized, with an outside screen that measures 5.8 inches across, according to the documents.

Photos viewed by CNBC show that the phone will open like a book to reveal a small tablet-sized 7.6-inch screen, the same size as the display on Samsung's competitor. It weighs 10oz, slightly heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, but it has a larger battery that Google says will last for 24 hours, or up to 72 hours in a low power mode.

The Pixel Fold is powered by Google's Tensor G2 chip. That's the same processor that launched in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones last year.


Last modified on 19 April 2023
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