The problem with foldable phones has more to do with its pricing rather than its design and functionality. While we might argue about how thick foldable phones are, the fact of the matter is that they are simply too expensive for many to take a chance on. If they were sold at $500, would thickness really be that big of an issue?
That being said, the good news for would-be foldable adopters is that if you wanted a foldable phone that won’t break the bank, Google’s upcoming Pixel Fold might be a phone to look out for. This is according to a tweet by tipster Yogesh Brar who claims that the handset is expected to be priced anywhere between $1,300 to $1,500.
Both the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold will make their debut at Google I/O in May.
7a will be available in global markets by early Q3, while Fold will be launched in select regions
Pixel Fold : $1300 – 1500
Pixel 7a : $450 – 500
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) March 15, 2023
Based on previous rumors, the Pixel Fold is said to be only offered in one configuration and will be available in two colors, so hopefully the phone’s pricing will land in the $1,300 range. Even if it is priced at $1,500, it would still make it cheaper than Samsung’s latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, plus you’ll be getting the pure Google experience instead of dealing with One UI.
We know that $1,300 is still a lot of money, but considering the fact that you’ll essentially be getting a phone and a tablet at the same time, and how it is cheaper than a lot of the other foldables in the market today, it’s not too bad of a deal. Take it with a grain of salt, but hopefully Google will have more details to share at I/O this coming May.