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Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]

Posted May 10, 2023 at 7:30pm by iClarified
Google has officially announced its new Pixel Fold smartphone after an early unveiling last week. The device features a 5.8-inch outer display and a 7.6-inch inner display. When folded the smartphone is 12.1mm (0.5-inches) thick.

Our new foldable phone combines the helpfulness of Pixel with a design that unfolds into a compact tablet, unlocking even more ways for you to use your device. And it's all powered by our Google Tensor G2 chip, which also makes Pixel Fold fast and secure.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]


Here's a look at some of the key features:

A thin, durable design: When closed, Pixel Fold has a familiar smartphone silhouette that fits in the palm of your hand and slides into your pocket. Flip it open to reveal a 7.6-inch screen with a thinner profile than any other foldable phone in the market. To create this foldable design, we didn't compromise on form and function. Many of the Pixel components — from camera, battery, speakers and haptics technology — were cleverly redesigned to fit within the thin design. Our custom-built hinge not only contributes to that thinness, but also doubles as the most durable hinge out there. And last but not least, Pixel Fold has an IPX8 rating for water resistance.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]

Multiple screens to keep you productive and entertained: Whether it's open or closed, the Pixel Fold's screens unlock endless ways of having fun and getting things done.


When closed, the exterior screen lets you do all the usual tasks you'd expect from a Pixel phone — like responding to Messages, browsing Chrome or using our suite of Call Assist features, like Direct My Call, Call Screen, Hold for Me and Clear Calling.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]

When fully open, the interior screen gives you all the benefits of a tablet. Many of your favorite apps are optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen. Immerse yourself by watching shows, reading a book, and playing games, or enjoy having space to get more things done. Use the Taskbar to easily switch between your apps or drag a compatible app into splitscreen mode to multitask with two apps side-by-side. When in splitscreen, you can easily drag and drop files across different apps, like Google Photos to Messages and Slides. Since the Taskbar is dynamic, it will disappear when you're done using it so it doesn't take up screen space.
Image of tabletop mode

That's not all: you can also go hands-free with tabletop mode so you can sit back and relax while you watch content or capture photos or videos without a tripod. Tabletop mode is especially helpful with YouTube. The top half plays your video and, with an upcoming app update, you'll also get playback controls on the bottom half.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]


Pixel-perfect camera, all around: Pixel Fold has many of the camera experiences you've come to expect from a Pixel — from Super Res Zoom with 5x optical zoom, Real Tone, Night Sight and Portrait photography along with pro-level modes from Pixel 7 Pro, such as 10-bit HDR video. Plus, you can use Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur in Google Photos to help get your pictures looking just right.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]

With Rear Camera Selfie on Pixel Fold, you can get the highest quality selfie on a Pixel ever. Use the exterior screen as your viewfinder and the 48-megapixel main camera to get an amazing selfie.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]

Ever feel left out as the photographer during a group photo? Just set up Pixel Fold in tabletop mode across the room and join everyone in the shot. You can even use the new palm gesture to trigger the shutter. Finally, to take the stunning astrophotography shots that Pixel is known for even without a tripod handy, you can use tent mode to aim the camera at the night sky and use the front display for camera controls.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]


Coming soon with Android 14
At I/O we gave a sneak peek at an experience coming to Pixel Fold when Android 14 launches later this year. Powered by Tensor G2, Dual Screen interpreter mode simultaneously uses the inner and outer screens to translate live conversations. With this feature, you'll be able to have more natural conversations across languages, without having to huddle around a single screen.

Google Announces New Pixel Fold Smartphone, Offers Free Pixel Watch With Pre-order [Video]


Pricing and Availability:


Pixel Fold will be available in two colors, Porcelain and Obsidian, and is available to pre-order starting from $1799. For a limited time, Google is also offering a free Pixel Watch to users who pre-order in the US.

More details at the link below!

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