The Google Pixel Fold is now up for pre-order and will start shipping in the coming month. It’s a foldable phone that combines the features of a Pixel phone with the ability to unfold into a compact tablet. This design opens up new possibilities for how you can use your device. The Pixel Fold is powered by the Google Tensor G2 chip, which makes it fast and secure. It’s the latest addition to the Google Pixel lineup of devices.
When the Pixel Fold is closed, it has a slim and sturdy design that easily fits in your hand or pocket. When you open it, you’ll discover a 7.6-inch screen that is thinner than other foldable phones available. To achieve this foldable design, Google made sure not to compromise on functionality. They cleverly redesigned the camera, battery, speakers, and haptic technology to fit within the slim design. The custom-built hinge not only contributes to the thinness of the device but also makes it incredibly durable. Additionally, the Pixel Fold has an IPX8 rating, which means it is resistant to water.
The Pixel Fold has multiple screens that enhance both productivity and entertainment. Even when the device is closed, there is an exterior screen that allows you to perform typical tasks you would do on a Pixel phone. You can respond to messages, browse the internet using Chrome, and utilize helpful features like Direct My Call, Call Screen, Hold for Me, and Clear Calling. The Pixel Fold has multiple screens that offer a variety of ways to stay productive and entertained. Even when the device is closed, the exterior screen allows you to perform typical tasks like messaging and browsing. When fully opened, the interior screen transforms into a tablet-like experience, optimized for your favorite apps. You can watch shows, read books, play games, and have more space to get things done. The Taskbar makes it easy to switch between apps or use split-screen mode to multitask with two apps side-by-side. You can drag and drop files across different apps, such as sharing photos in Messages or inserting images in Slides. The dynamic Taskbar disappears when you’re done using it, so it doesn’t take up screen space.
In addition to its other features, the Pixel Fold offers a tabletop mode for hands-free use. You can enjoy watching content or capturing photos and videos without needing a tripod. Tabletop mode is particularly useful for YouTube, where the top half of the screenplays your video. With an upcoming app update, you’ll also have playback controls conveniently located on the bottom half of the screen.
The Pixel Fold has an exceptional camera that captures stunning photos. It includes popular Pixel camera features like Super Res Zoom with 5x optical zoom, Real Tone, Night Sight, and Portrait photography. You can also access pro-level modes from the Pixel 7 Pro, such as 10-bit HDR video. Google Photos offers additional editing tools like Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur to enhance your pictures. With Rear Camera Selfie, you can take high-quality selfies using the exterior screen as your viewfinder and the 48-megapixel main camera.
If you ever feel left out as the photographer in a group photo, you can use Pixel Fold in tabletop mode to include yourself in the shot. Simply set it up across the room and join everyone in the photo. You can even use the new palm gesture to trigger the shutter and take the picture. To capture breathtaking astrophotography shots, even without a tripod, you can use tent mode. Aim the camera at the night sky and utilize the front display for convenient camera controls.