Google has finally put an end to months of speculation by confirming the existence of the Pixel Fold.
In a recently released video on YouTube, the foldable device was unveiled officially for the first time. While it was anticipated that the Pixel Fold would be announced at Google I/O, Google has followed its past trend of offering a sneak peek of an upcoming device ahead of a major launch event.
According to recent reports, the Pixel Fold is anticipated to launch as early as next month, although the video released by Google and a Google Store page only mention that it is “coming soon”. It is rumored to be priced at $1,700 and powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chipset, which is also present in Pixel 7 devices. The external screen is expected to measure 5.8 inches while the internal display is said to be 7.6 inches in size. The device is rumored to have a battery life of up to 24 hours during regular use and up to 72 hours with the Extreme Battery Saver mode enabled.
Although the specifics of the pricing and specifications are yet to be verified, we can expect to obtain complete details on May 10th, the day when the Google I/O event starts. It remains to be seen whether Google has taken into account the early foldable device issues faced by Samsung and ensured that the Pixel Fold’s hinge is robust enough.