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Google's Pixel Fold and Its Thick Bezels Spotted

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A handful of Google Pixel Fold details, including the price and water-resistant certification, have already leaked a few weeks before its expected unveiling. Over the weekend, a new video clip of the alleged foldable phone emerged, revealing how an actual unit with its thick bezels would look like.

Developer and frequent leaker Kuba Wojciechowski shared a clip where it showed a foldable resembling the Pixel Fold that we've seen in rendered pictures earlier. There were no visible and discerning markings to verify whether the device in question was Google's actual foldable, but the source eventually confirmed it via a follow-up tweet and later to The Verge that it's indeed the actual Pixel Fold.

Now, if we were to focus on the main display, it shows the folding panel wrapped with prominent, thick bezels. Evidently, the inner selfie camera and what appears some set of sensors are housed along the top bezel. In addition, the hinges appear exposed for both the top and bottom sections, further reiterating the authenticity of previous renders.

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An alleged picture of the Google Pixel Fold with its chunky bezels. / © Twitter/u/Za_Raczke

We were also given a glimpse at the cover display. However, it's hard to distinguish anything from it aside from the front camera in a punch-hole cutout and the shorter but wider aspect ratio compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

At the same time, it is unclear if the unit previewed is a prototype version given the blurred-out main display and non-working external display. Regardless, it's very unlikely that there will be differences between this with the final model being unveiled next month. Chances are it will cost $1,799 a pop.

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Beyond the Pixel Fold, Google is set to unveil the Pixel 7a at its I/O Developer Conference. The search giant will also preview Android 14 OS before it rolls out to developers in the same month.

What do you think of the design of the Google Pixel Fold if it is indeed the device shown in the video? Would you prefer its form and design over other foldable alternatives in the market? Tell us in the comments.

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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