Soon after the formal announcement, a promotional video of the Pixel Fold was leaked to generate buzz and encourage preorders. Google has hinted at some of the hardware’s capabilities and has plans to expand upon them in the future.
A promotional film for the Pixel Fold, shot from every conceivable angle, was posted to Twitter by user SnoopyTech a few hours before the I/O 2023 keynote. The video below shows some of the gimmicks Google has put in its first foldable flagship, including the water-resistance capabilities of the smartphone and several clever uses of the hinge. For instance, when the Pixel has to be put on a table for smooth video chatting, the hinge may sit upright.
Google’s Pixel Fold is promoted as the “thinnest foldable” in the commercial, albeit a caveat states that this only applies “in markets where the Pixel Fold is sold.” The advertising juggernaut has a feature that won’t be released until later in the year. Even though we didn’t learn much from the video, we may have a glimmer of an idea as to what Google has in mind with the ‘Dual Screen’ capability it demonstrates.
The Pixel Fold will come with a 5.8-inch outside OLED panel and a 7.6-inch OLED screen, and both panels will support the 120Hz refresh rate. While we will bring updates at Google I/O 2023, let us discuss some essential specs of the device.
The Tensor G2 SoC may be found under the hood, and it will be accompanied by as much as 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Google plans to add 256GB and 512GB storage options at the formal launch. The basic model is said to cost $1,799, so be ready to pull out your checkbook if this is the car of your dreams.