Google kicked off its I/O developer conference at 1 p.m. ET. It’s where the Alphabet-owned firm typically unveils new gadgets and
software that spur excitement among consumers and developers who use the company’s software.
Google Pixel Fold announced for $1,799 — It’s the company’s first folding phone
Google announced the $,1799 Pixel Fold during I/O 2023. It’s the company’s first folding phone.
Google says it’s the thinnest foldable on the market, relying on an apparent dual-battery setup and thin camera lenses to achieve the dimensions required.
It’ll boast a 7.6-inch display when opened flat. CNBC previously reported on the price and dimensions of the Pixel Fold.
Tabletop Mode, a new feature for the Pixel Fold, allows users to set up the camera on a table and take photos of astrological features or other closer-up shots, the presentation showed.
Google’s Translate product can offer a live, spoken translation between two people and use both screens to offer running translation back and forth on either side.
Google had already teased the Pixel Fold ahead of the I/O event.
The phone features a large inner display and a sizeable front display. The Pixel Fold will compete directly with Samsung’s devices in the U.S.,
and joins similar folding phones launched by Chinese companies like Oppo, Xiaomi and Huawei.
The foldable phone will offer “Split View,” allowing users to use multiple apps simultaneously when open.
It offers a tablet-like functionality in a far smaller form factor.