How to preorder the Google Pixel Fold
After weeks of speculation, Google has finally lifted the veil off its first foldable phone. Even better, you don't have to wait long to purchase it. Pixel Fold preorders are available now. The device is slated to ship in June (Verizon's release date is June 27).
Announced alongside the Pixel 7a, the new Pixel Fold costs $1,799. It's Google's latest flagship phone sporting a 7.6-inch internal display and a 5.8-inch outer display. When closed, its exterior screen will let you respond to messages or browse Chrome. When opened, the larger screen provides a more immersive, tablet-like experience for streaming shows or playing games. The Pixel Fold's design also lets you use the device in tabletop mode, so you can sit back and relax while you watch or record content — all without the help of a tripod.
Note that only the Google Store is offering Pixel Fold preorders right now. In the coming days, we expect to see more preorder deals from both carriers and retailers. We'll update this page with the latest deals as they're announced. Also, make sure to check out our Google I/O 2023 coverage for a recap of Google's event.
Pixel Fold preorders
Pixel Fold preorder: from $1,799 @ Google
Free Pixel Watch! The Pixel Fold is Google's first foldable phone sporting a 7.6-inch internal display and a 5.8-inch outer display. Preorder the new Pixel Fold from the Google Store and you'll get a free Pixel Watch (LTE or Wi-Fi) for free. That's a $349 or $399 value, respectively. The phone is available in Porcelain or Obsidian. This preorder deal is valid through July 2.View Deal
Pixel Fold preorder: @ Verizon
Verizon is taking up to $800 off any of the new Galaxy S23 phones with trade-in and eligible 5G unlimited plan. You'll also get a free storage upgrade, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G with your purchase. Switch from a competing carrier and you'll get a bonus $200 Verizon eCard.View Deal
Pixel 7a preorders: up to $780 off w/ trade-in + $100 gift card @ Best Buy
Best Buy is knocking up to $780 off Galaxy S23 preorders via trade-in. Additionally, you'll get a free storage upgrade and up to a $100 Best Buy gift card for free with your phone purchase. View Deal
Pixel 7a preorders: up to $1,000 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T
New and existing AT&T customers can get up to $1,000 off any Galaxy S23 with trade-in. Plus, you'll get a free memory/storage upgrade with your preorder. The Galaxy S23 normally costs $799, whereas the Galaxy S23 Plus costs $999. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 Ultra costs $1,199.View Deal
Pixel Fold $50 GC: for $799 @ Amazon
Amazon is bundling its Pixel 7a preorders with a free $50 Amazon gift card. You'll also get a free storage upgrade to the 256GB model. View Deal
Pixel Fold — what do you get?
The Pixel Fold is unlike any other Pixel phone. Like its Galaxy Z Fold 4 rival, the Pixel Fold unfolds in a book-like fashion. But the similarities end there. Google claims the Pixel Fold has the thinnest profile of any foldable. It measures just 6.2 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches when open (158.7 x 139.7 x 5.8 mm), whereas the Galaxy Z Fold 4 measures 6.11 x 5.12 x 0.25 inches (155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm). When closed, the Pixel Fold is 5.5 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches compared to 6.1 x 2.6 x 0.55-0.62 inches for the Z Fold 4.
The Pixel Fold's front display also stands out amongst the competition. The 5.8-inch OLED cover display uses a fairly wide aspect ratio of 17.4:9 (compared to 21.6:18 for Samsung), which makes for a less cramped experience when using the device closed. The always-on OLED panel also supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate. The fuller 7.6-inch display has a resolution of 2208 x 1840 pixels and also goes up to 120Hz refresh.
With Memorial Day sales around the corner, there's a small chance we'll see some Pixel Fold preorder deals in the days to come. Make sure to follow our coverage for the latest deals.