Google Announces First Foldable Pixel Phone, Set to Compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold Series

Google has officially announced its first foldable Pixel phone, the Pixel Fold, which is set to compete directly with Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold series.[0] The Pixel Fold is expected to be unveiled at Google I/O 2023 on May 10th, and according to leaks and rumors, it may outperform the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 in certain ways. While the Pixel Fold may have a smaller cover display compared to the Z Fold 5, it is rumored to have a wider aspect ratio, making it easier to use when folded.

One potential drawback of the Pixel Fold is its reported price tag of $1,800-$1,920 for the 256GB and 512GB models, respectively, which some critics believe is too high for a first-generation foldable.[1] However, pre-orders may come with some freebies, and the device is expected to be packed with Google's Tensor G2 processor, which is more power-efficient than its predecessor.[2]

In addition to the Pixel Fold, Google is rumored to be announcing the Pixel 7a and the Pixel Tablet at Google I/O 2023, making it a bumper year for the company's hardware department. While Google has not revealed much information about the Pixel Fold, a teaser video shows a full-size outer display that opens up similarly to Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold devices.[3] The camera bar on the back is similar to other Pixel devices, but its layout remains to be seen.[4]

Overall, the Pixel Fold is an exciting addition to the foldable phone market, and while it may not be perfect, it offers an alternative to Samsung's Z Fold line for those who want a wide cover display and a more advanced zoom camera. It remains to be seen how consumers will respond to the device's high price, but with Google's reputation for quality hardware, it is sure to attract some attention.

0. “Pixel Fold teaser confirms two features some wish to see on Samsung foldables” SamMobile – Samsung news, 4 May. 2023,

1. “Google Pixel Fold: Is this the beginning of the post-Samsung foldable era?” PhoneArena, 3 May. 2023,

2. “Google releases Pixel Fold teaser, more details coming May 10” Liliputing, 4 May. 2023,

3. “3 ways Google Pixel Fold could beat Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5” Tom's Guide, 3 May. 2023,

4. “Google announces the Pixel Fold” The Verge, 4 May. 2023,

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