Google’s long-in-development foldable phone — the Pixel Fold — is reportedly eyeing a late June launch. A recent leak predicted that the Pixel Fold will hit the European shelves priced at 1,700 Euros, which equates to roughly $1,800 based on current conversion rates. That’s not easy to digest, especially for a first-gen foldable phone and considering Google’s own shaky history with its Pixel hardware and software.
But it appears that the Pixel Fold’s price won’t be inexplicably exorbitant at all. Leaker Yogesh Bear shared on Twitter that the foldable phone could actually cost anywhere between $1,300 and $1,500. Assuming that turns out to be true, the Pixel Fold could undercut the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 and its successor by a healthy $500.
In fact, such an asking price would put the
Now, a price of around $1,300-1,500 makes a lot of sense. First, the biggest deterrent for foldable phones is their high asking price. There’s a reason Samsung managed to sell bucketloads of its flip-style foldable phones because they cost nearly half vis-a-vis the phone-tablet hybrids in the Galaxy Z Fold series.
From the leaked renders that we’ve seen so far, the
Rumors suggest that the
Nothing extraordinary is happening in the camera department either. The triple camera setup reportedly includes a 64-megapixel main snapper, a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens. Battery capacity is reportedly 5,000mAh, but don’t expect any blazing-fast charging tech to make an appearance here.
At best, the Pixel Fold’s biggest selling point is that it’s a foldable made by Google, which means the software should be the most polished Android experience for that form factor. Pushing it to the market with a relatively modest price point of around $1,300-1,500 makes sense and would likely drive genuine enthusiasm for the phone that could turn into practical sales — something Google needs.
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