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Google joins foldable smartphone market with Pixel Fold

Google has unveiled the Pixel Fold, its first foldable phone, which is currently available for pre-order in the United States and will begin coming next month.

It folds to 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1 mm and unfolds to 139.7 x 158.7 x 5.8 mm, weighing 283g. It has an IPX8 rating for water resistance, however, not dust resistance. The external display is a 5.8-inch 1080×2092 17.4:9 120 Hz OLED with Gorilla Glass Victus on top and brightness levels of up to 1,200 nits HDR and 1,550 nits peak, as per gsmarena.

The $1,799 Pixel Fold, powered by the Tensor G2 processor, will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 in two colors, Porcelain and Obsidian, and will be available early in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Pre-ordered customers in the United States will receive a Google Pixel Watch for free.

When closed, Pixel Fold resembles a traditional smartphone, fitting in the palm of the hand and sliding into a pocket.

“Flip it open to reveal a 7.6-inch screen with a thinner profile than any other foldable phone on the market,” Google said late Wednesday.

When closed, the external screen enables all the typical operations you’d anticipate from a Pixel phone, such as replying to messages, using Chrome, or using our suite of Call Assist features, like as Direct My Call, Call Screen, Hold for Me, and Clear Calling.

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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.

“When fully open, the interior screen gives you all the benefits of a tablet. When in splitscreen, you can easily drag and drop files across different apps, like Google Photos to Messages and Slides,” the company added.

Pixel Fold has 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom, Real Tone, Night Sight, and Portrait photography, as well as pro-level capabilities from the Pixel 7 Pro, including as 10-bit HDR video.

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Customers can try Google Photos’ Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur to help them achieve the perfect shot.

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

The Dual Screen interpreter mode translates live conversations by using both the inner and exterior screens at the same time.

“With this feature, you’ll be able to have more natural conversations across languages, without having to huddle around a single screen,” google said.

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