Pixel Fold: Google Launches Its First Foldable Phone for $1,799

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Google has announced that the Pixel Fold is now available to pre-order ahead of its release next month for $1,799.99 (256 GB) and $1,919 (512 GB). Billed as the company’s first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold is headlined by its internal OLED screen, which measures 7.6 inches when unfolded and offers a resolution of 2208 x 1840 at 380 PPI, while an external 5.8-inch 2092 x 1080 OLED screen can also be found on the outside of the device, providing a more traditional smartphone experience. Other devices that Google launched during its I/O event include the Pixel 7a, a more budget-oriented version of its premium smartphone that starts at $499, and the Pixel Tablet, which costs $499 and features an LCD display.

From The Keyword blog:

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. Many of your favorite apps are optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen. Immerse yourself by watching shows, reading a book, and playing games, or enjoy having space to get more things done. Use the Taskbar to easily switch between your apps or drag a compatible app into splitscreen mode to multitask with two apps side-by-side. When in splitscreen, you can easily drag and drop files across different apps, like Google Photos to Messages and Slides. Since the Taskbar is dynamic, it will disappear when you’re done using it so it doesn’t take up screen space.

That’s not all: you can also go hands-free with tabletop mode so you can sit back and relax while you watch content or capture photos or videos without a tripod. Tabletop mode is especially helpful with YouTube. The top half plays your video and, with an upcoming app update, you’ll also get playback controls on the bottom half.

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Tsing Mui
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