Google is apparently closer to launching its first foldable phone a lot earlier than leaks had predicted. WinFuture, citing information received from sellers, reports that the Pixel Fold is lined up for a market release in June. It appears that Google will at least give a brief teaser of the phone at its I/O developers conference in May, alongside the budget-centric Pixel 7a.
The report adds that Pixel Fold is the official marketing name of the foldable phone, and it will at least be up for grabs in the European markets in the second week of June. The eagerly awaited phone will be sold in a sole 256GB storage configuration, while color options on the table are Carbon and Porcelain.
The asking price, however, appears to be a tad high at 1,700 euros, which translates to around $1,800 based on current conversion rates. That’s squarely in the same territory as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. For comparison, the Oppo Find N2 — which is an inspiration for the Pixel Fold’s boxy looks — costs around $1,150.
Alleged renders of the Pixel Fold show a square-ish profile in the unfolded state, while the cover screen appears to be wider yet shorter than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4. Over at the back is a camera island similar to the Pixel 7 Pro that hosts three lenses.
What’s on the table for the Pixel Fold?
Leaks suggest that the external cover display will measure 5.79 inches, while the inner foldable panel will be 7.69 inches across, with both offering a 120Hz refresh rate. Powering the phone is Google’s custom-designed Tensor G2 processor based on the…