Google Plans to Launch $1,700 Foldable Smartphone in June

Google in June plans to join Samsung in the foldable smartphone market with the launch of the Pixel Fold, reports CNBC. The device is expected to be priced around $1,700, which is in line with Samsung's pricing.

Pixel Fold 5K3 scaled

Render of Pixel Fold from OnLeaks, based on leaked rumors

The Pixel Fold will be introduced at Google I/O in May, and Google plans to market it as a device with the "most durable hinge" on a foldable smartphone. When opened, the Google Fold will feature a 7.6-inch display (the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 4), and it will open up like a book. It will be water-resistant, sized to fit easily in a pocket when folded, and it will have a battery that is able to last for up to 24 hours.

Most of Google's Pixel devices are relatively affordable, but the Pixel Fold will have a high price tag due to the cost of the display and the hinge. Google has already been adapting Android for foldable devices, and CNBC says that the Pixel Fold will allow it to better demonstrate what a Google-made foldable phone experience is like.

With the Pixel Fold coming in June, Google will beat Apple to foldable smartphones. There are rumors that Apple has been experimenting with foldable iPhones, but the company could actually introduce the technology in the iPad first.

At the current time, there is no solid word on just when Apple might introduce its first foldable iPhone, but analysts have suggested it won't come until 2025 at the earliest.

Top Rated Comments

izzle22 Avatar
14 months ago

What google needs to do is bend the truth like Apple and convince people they invented the folding phone. Do that, and everyone will attribute the technology to Google and create false dominance.

Apple convinced everyone they invented the smartphone and multi-touch. They did neither.
Apple never claimed to invent either. Only to make them better to which they did.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
14 months ago

Would rather but 1700 taco bell tacos.

Would be a better experience.
tacOS > macOS
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4odomi Avatar
14 months ago

What google needs to do is bend the truth like Apple and convince people they invented the folding phone. Do that, and everyone will attribute the technology to Google and create false dominance.

Apple convinced everyone they invented the smartphone and multi-touch. They did neither.
Oooooooo, very bitter ?
Now for a bit of soothing reality;
When Apple do something, they do it properly, that's why they're the market leaders ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
baryon Avatar
14 months ago
Never really saw the appeal of foldable phones until I tried one, and it's not that dumb actually. Not in their current form (they're too thick and weird shaped when folded), but in some time I can imagine a very thin phone that folds out to become a tablet. Having one device replace two has a clear advantage, but only if that device is better than each one it replaces, not worse.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
14 months ago
Would rather buy 1700 taco bell tacos.

Would be a better experience.

File under things that are never used anymore since google will abandon it in no time.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
14 months ago
Clearly Apple is above the fold.

I mean, the fold is beneath them.

Not sure I’m communicating this right…
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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