Unfold the Future: Pixel Fold Release Date Finally Revealed

By ANAS KHAN 11 Min Read

As we reveal the long-awaited release date for the Pixel Fold, get ready to go on a thrilling journey into the technological future. Technologists and smartphone fans have been waiting impatiently for this important news. By delivering a perfect blend of mobility and performance, Google’s groundbreaking leap into foldable devices has the potential to radically alter our relationship with technology. Come explore the intricacies with us of this upcoming discovery that will change the game for mobile innovation.

Google Pixel Fold release date, pre-orders, and price 

Google Pixel Fold release date, pre-orders, and price 

Pixel Fold prices start at $1,799 for the 256GB variant and go up to $1,919 for the 512GB model, with sales beginning on June 27. Compared to the $1,699 OnePlus Open, it is somewhat more costly, but it is still comparable to the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

During our discussion with Google, we inquired about the high price of the Pixel Fold. The product manager gave us some intriguing responses. 

Google Pixel Fold design

Google Pixel Fold design

Aside from its big camera hump, the Google Pixel Fold, which comes in two colours—Porcelain (off-white) and Obsidian (black), has a somewhat streamlined appearance. When unfurled, it’s the slimmest foldable phone available, measuring 139.7 x 158.7 x 5.8mm.

That is still the case when folded, but, at 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1 mm, it’s noticeably bulkier than a standard phone when folded.

Although it weighs just 283 grammes, the Google Pixel Fold isn’t exactly a featherweight when compared to other foldables. To put it in perspective, its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, weighs 263g.

It was already known via leaks and teases that the Pixel Fold’s folding display is encased in quite substantial bezels. This is an area where the cover screen excels, however, and the Pixel Fold is indeed sturdy—Google boasts that it features the most robust folding hinge, and the phone is water resistant according to the IPX8 grade.

With its polished metal frame and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass Victus coating, this phone should last a long time.

Google Pixel Fold displays 

When compared to the Galaxy Fold series, the Pixel Fold’s front display is yet another notable difference. With an aspect ratio of 17.4:9 (rather than Samsung’s 21.6:18), the 5.8-inch OLED cover display provides more room when the device is closed, enhancing the user experience.

With a peak brightness rating of 1,550 nits and an HDR content rating of 1,200 nits, this OLED panel is capable of supporting a 120Hz refresh rate and always-on display capability. 

The larger 7.6-inch screen can handle high dynamic range (HDR) video at 1,000 nits and peak brightness of 1,450 nits; it also has a resolution of 2208 x 1840 pixels and can run up to 120 Hz.

Gorilla Glass Victus shields the Pixel Fold’s front, while a plastic layer protects the ultra-thin glass on the interior. The internal display’s somewhat thick bezels are an annoyance, while the panel as a whole looks stunning.

The inside display of the Pixel Fold could achieve 900 nits of brightness, according to our tests, while the external 5.8-inch panel could reach 1,172 nits. 

Google Pixel Fold camera

Similar to the Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel Fold has a triple-lens back camera; however, the sensors used by the two devices are different.

A 48MP main camera with an f/1.7 lens, a 10.8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 10.8MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom are all included here. Digital zooming is also possible, up to 20x.

The cover display has a 9.5 MP f/2.2 camera, while the foldable screen has an 8 MP f/2.0 camera. In addition to this, you can take selfies with the primary 48MP camera by folding the screen open and composing the photo using the cover display.

There aren’t any under-display cameras here, unlike on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, since the cover screen camera is located in a punch-hole and the folding display camera is in the top bezel.

But all of your favourite Pixel features, like Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur, are here, among many more, in the camera. Meanwhile, video may be captured at a resolution of up to 4K.

Google Pixel Fold software and apps 

Out of the box, the Google Pixel Fold runs Android 13, but later this year, it will get Android 14. With the Pixel Fold, however, a plethora of foldable optimisations are at your fingertips.

Take the Pixel Fold as an example. Its dynamic taskbar, similar to the one on the Galaxy Z Fold, makes it quick to navigate between applications. And when you’re not using it, it vanishes. The Pixel Fold also facilitates the effortless dragging and dropping of material or files across windows, as well as the simultaneous operation of two applications.

Additionally, Google has optimised over 50 of its applications for huge displays, and it is collaborating with other developers to improve its apps for foldables. These developers include those behind TikTok, Spotify, and Disney Plus, among others.

In addition, with the release of Android 14, the Pixel Fold will include a fantastic live translation function that uses both the front and back screens simultaneously as you talk, which will make things even better. 

Google Pixel Fold battery

By the standards of folding phones, the 4,821 mAh battery in the Pixel Fold is enormous. As an example, the battery life of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 4,400 mAh.

In actuality, this permits usage for more than 24 hours (or 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver mode), as stated by Google.

At 30W wired, the Google Pixel Fold just edges out Samsung when it comes to charging power. Even though Google hasn’t specified a speed, there is wireless charging.

Google Pixel Fold performance

With the same powerful Tensor G2 processor used in the Pixel 7 series, the Pixel Fold should provide rather fast performance. But I don’t think it will match the speed of the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.

You can choose between 256GB and 512GB of storage when you buy the Tensor G2, and it comes with 12GB of RAM, which is great.

Among the Pixel Fold’s peculiarities that surfaced throughout our testing was the camera app’s tendency to freeze in an unusual aspect ratio. In addition, it lagged behind its primary competitors in the sector in many simulated benchmark tests.

For instance, in the single-core and multi-core tests of GeekBench 6, it achieved scores of 1,390 and 3,291, respectively. Comparatively, the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which was released a year ago, had better performance.


The Google Pixel Fold is set to release on June 27 and will be available for pre-orders starting at $1,799 for the 256GB model and $1,919 for the 512GB model. The device is available in Porcelain (off-white) or Obsidian (black) shades and is the thinnest foldable phone on the market. It weighs 283g when unfolded and has a 5.8-inch OLED cover display with a wide aspect ratio of 17.4:9. The phone also has an IPX8 rating for water resistance.

The Pixel Fold features a triple-lens rear camera with a 48MP f/1.7 primary camera, a 10.8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a 10.8MP f/3.05 telephoto with 5x optical zoom. The device runs Android 13 out of the box but will get Android 14 later this year. The Pixel Fold has a 4,821mAh battery, which is larger by foldable phone standards than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It also has Samsung’s charging power narrowly beat, at 30W wired and wireless charging. The Pixel Fold’s performance is expected to be swift, but not as fast as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.


Is there going to be a Pixel Fold 2?

While information is still limited, the Pixel Fold 2 is expected to be unveiled this autumn with the Pixel 9 series. The launch is more likely to occur in the summer if it was meant to compete with Samsung’s foldable.

When can I buy a Pixel Fold?

Google Pixel Fold release date, pre-orders, and price
Pixel Fold prices start at $1,799 for the 256GB variant and go up to $1,919 for the 512GB model, with sales beginning on June 27. You may compare its pricing to that of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the $1,699 OnePlus Open, but it’s still a little steep.

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