The controversial Pixel Fold is Samsung’s first foldable challenge; Android and iPhone users have a lot to say

After what seems like old Pixel Fold rumors that saw Google’s first foldable phone canceled several times, it’s almost certain – The Pixel Fold is pretty much a real device, with a real price and even a real release date! In case you haven’t seen the leaks and exclusives, this is what the Pixel Fold looks like, oh boy, does it look like… it’s interesting!The Pixel Fold appears to have been put together using parts from a file Galaxy Z Fold 4 (hinge and front view), and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (it appears to close, is noticeably thinner than the Galaxy Fold, and has a horizontal camera strip), Microsoft Surface Duo, thanks to the larger bezels on the inner side, the overall slimmer look.

In any case, the aesthetic design element that will divide most opinions has to be the large bezels above and below the Pixel Fold’s inner screen. This is probably a good moment to mention that according to Jon Prosser, the general design of the Pixel Fold is now locked in, meaning this is what we should expect to see once the phone is released in May 2023, says Prosser. You don’t find the larger bezels unsightly or distracting — they even feel like a good place to grip the phone when using it in tablet mode. Furthermore, the stripped top and bottom bezels make what appears to be an extra-long screen a little more traditional, which should be better for media consumption.

However, the bezels on the Pixel Fold aren’t the only controversial choice Google is rumored to have made, and it’s a good way for the price and potential competitors of the Pixel Fold…

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Knowing some info leaked by Jon Prosser and what the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 can do (I’ve been using the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro for a long time now), I suppose I can make some educated guesses here…

Well the first thing to note is actually not an assumption at all since the view parser Ross Young just told us exactly what size the Pixel Fold’s screens should be (this info was missing from Prosser’s report). According to Young, we’re looking at 5.8 inches for the external screen and 7.6 inches for the internal screen, which looks great, sitting somewhere between the ultra-compact Oppo Find N and the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Pixel Fold and the new Tensor G2 – a match made in sky or a group of Hell?

The Pixel Fold will almost certainly run on the Tensor G2 chipset. This is a very important part of the Pixel Fold’s hardware since it’s responsible for powering everything you do on the device, but also for overall efficiency/battery life.

Sadly, though, efficiency and battery endurance have proven to be one of the biggest challenges with foldable phones, and in my experience using The Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 (Tensor, Tensor G2) weren’t quite as stellar when it came to efficiency.

The Tensor and Tensor G2 weren’t the most efficient chips to say the least, which might be a cause for concern when it comes to the Pixel Fold’s battery life. Moreover, competitors from Qualcomm (think: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2) might be way ahead of Google in this regard.

Pixel Fold Camera – shockingly, Better than the Pixel 7?

On the other hand, the Pixel 7 f The Pixel 7 Pro takes great photos and very good videos, so it’s also safe to assume that the case with the first foldable Pixel won’t be any different. What’s really interesting is that Jon Prosser’s demo shows three cameras instead of two on the back (as some expected)!

However, Google almost certainly couldn’t fit the same 5x zoom camera into the Pixel Fold, so don’t expect the Pixel 7 Pro’s rear camera system. Alternatively, the third camera could be a 2-3x optical zoom lens, which puts the Pixel Fold above the vanilla Pixel 7 when it comes to versatility (although it’s a little lower than the Pixel 7 Pro).

Controversial! Sky-high pixel fold price and heavy body – the main red lights?

Now to the controversial part…

According to Jon Prosser, who is “very confident” in all the Pixel Fold information he’s received from his sources, the Pixel Fold is expected to start at $1,799, or in other words, match the launch price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4. There is no doubt that – This has to be the brightest red light when it comes to the Pixel Fold and its overall appeal.

Google gave away a $350 Pixel Watch with every Pixel 7 Pro pre-order, Pixel Buds Pro with every Pixel 7 pre-order and even $400 Bose headphones with a Pixel 6 Pro back in the day. Moreover, the company’s flagship phones are affordable, to begin with, with the iPhone and Galaxy $200-300 price cut.

Personally, I was expecting to see the Pixel Fold launch at $1400-1500, which I think would be a compelling price point. Sure, it must be expensive to make a foldable phone, but making a $600 Pixel 7 isn’t exactly cheap — yet Google’s “regular” flagship is actually more expensive than most of the other competitors.

Pixel Fold will betrulyheavy“, and that truly Not that cool

Another topic confirmed by Jon Prosser in the Pixel Fold leak is how heavy Google’s first foldable phone is. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to know the exact weight of the phone, but according to his sources, we’re talking “really f**king heavy.” Excuse my French.This should mean that the Pixel Fold is shaping up to be heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and significantly heavier than some upcoming Chinese foldable phones from Huawei, Honor and Xiaomi, which are rumored to be much lighter than what Samsung should offer.

The Pixel Fold is receiving a lot of positive feedback from Android and iPhone users; Some are ready to swap!

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In the end, as a Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro user, I’m still somewhat optimistic about the Pixel Fold!

Google seems to be going for just the right amount of “different” to make the first foldable phone stand out from other foldable phones on the market, which is exactly what the company did with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series.

Of course, the two main points of concern remain price And the Weight of the Pixel Fold, which might be enough to make it a no-go for the majority of people out there, myself included. With a rumored $1,800 price tag, the only way I’m going to buy the Pixel Fold is when it hits at least $1,000 on eBay, which, based on the depreciation of phones like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Pixel 6, and Pixel 7, should happen sometime soon. no time.

Unfortunately for Google, 2023 is shaping up to be the year of the foldable phone, and it won’t make it easy to compete with the search engine giant! Of course, we expect to see the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in August — Samsung’s phone should (finally!) be redesigned. Next, the Galaxy will follow (or likely precede) Xiaomi’s own and the first globally sold foldable phone, the Mix Fold 3. The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 may turn out to be more important than you think, given the arguably China-exclusive Mix Fold. 2 is the best foldable device on the market right now, while it’s cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 even if you were to import it to the US or Europe.

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