Details About the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a Launch
Recent rumors have surfaced about the pricing and release dates for the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a, both expected to be announced at Google I/O on May 10th. According to a Twitter tipster named Yogesh Brar, the Pixel Fold will be priced between $1,300-$1,500, making it significantly cheaper than 2022’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and possibly this year’s Galaxy Z Fold 5.
The Pixel Fold Screen
While the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and 5 have portrait-oriented tablet-sized displays, the Pixel Fold could feature a more landscape-oriented display, similar to the Oppo Find N and Find N2. The exterior screen is expected to be 5.79 inches, with the internal screen measuring 7.69 inches.
Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a Release Dates
The tipster claims that both the Pixel Fold and the mid-range Pixel 7a will be released early in the third quarter, which could mean a July launch for the pair. This would make the Pixel Fold available before the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
Google Tensor 2 Chipset and Camera Details
The Pixel Fold is expected to be powered by a Google Tensor 2 chipset, like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The first foldable Pixel is expected to come in Chalk and Obsidian colors, with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage.
The Pixel 7a is expected to feature a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, as well as Google Tensor 2 running the show. On the back, the phone will have a camera array with a 64MP Sony IMX787 image sensor driving the primary camera. 13MP image sensors will be behind the rear-facing ultra-wide camera and the front-facing selfie camera.
Possible Trade-In Deals for Pixel 7a
Last year, Google had a great trade-in deal for the Pixel 6a. Those trading in a Pixel 3a received $300 in credit, reducing the price of the new mid-ranger to $149. Similar deals could be available this year, making the Pixel 7a an even more attractive option for consumers.