Google Pixel Fold Singapore: A Strong Competitor to the Galaxy Z Fold with Some Drawbacks

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The world of smartphones is now advancing each day with new technologies and trends. One of the latest trends in smartphones is the creation of foldable devices. While the concept was not originally welcomed by the users in the first place, with the rising cost and tedious designs, tech giants like Samsung kept on developing their Galaxy Z Fold series with more and more improved versions. Recently, Google has launched its very first foldable smartphone, Pixel Fold, and it appears to be a very strong competitor to the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Google Pixel Fold features a foldable dynamic display that can adapt to the users’ needs, and the main screen is created from ultra-thin glass for outstanding picture quality. Also, Google has worked with Samsung to create the display hardware, and promised up to 5 years of software and security updates. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has long been considered as the best foldable smartphone available in the market. It features a water and dust resistant design and the main screen is created from Samsung’s very own ‘flexible glass’. Moreover, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports the S Pen, and comes with a variety of multitasking features. Both smartphones have high-end specs and exceptional build quality. However, the Pixel Fold is considered as more durable and effortlessly unfolds without any crease, and has a significantly lower price point compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. With a price difference of $300, Pixel Fold may be very appealing to the consumers who are attempting to utilize a foldable smartphone for the first time. So far, the specs of Pixel Fold are still a mystery. Hence, this essay aims to explore the potential of Pixel Fold and its suitability in competing with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 by comparing the features of these two smartphones. In the following section, I will examine the speculations of the Pixel Fold based on different rumors that are currently available in public, and explore the highlights of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as an overview of the differences between these two smartphones. Then I will proceed to compare the hardware and the software features of Pixel Fold with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the rest of the essay, and evaluate the limitations and drawbacks of choosing either of these smartphones at the end.

Overview of Google Pixel Fold Singapore

First, let’s take a look at the new Google Pixel Fold and what it has to offer. The Google Pixel Fold is a new foldable smartphone that rivals the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. It comes with some of the latest and greatest features that you can expect from a flagship foldable smartphone. One of the highlighted features of the Pixel Fold, like many other foldable smartphones, is the foldable display screen. The Pixel Fold comes with a large inner display that can be folded and a smaller external display. The 7.6-inch internal display uses LTPO OLED technology and has a QHD+ resolution, which is impressive, whilst the external display is 6.4 inches and uses flexible OLED with full HD+ resolution. The internal display also offers a high refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, providing smooth and fluid visuals. The hinge design also allows Pixel Fold to stay open at multiple angles and thanks to the new and advanced hinge and screen material, Google claims that Pixel Fold is able to provide a seamless and uniform experience, no matter if you are using the main display or navigating using the cover display. Furthermore, Google has introduced what it called the ‘Real Continuity’ feature. This means that if you are doing something on the cover display and choose to open Pixel Fold to use the main display, whatever you were doing will automatically continue on the main display. This feature is currently only exclusively available on the Pixel Fold. When Pixel Fold is unfolded, users will be able to find that there is no notch or hole-punch in the display, offering an almost full screen experience. Thanks to the small and clean hole-punch design, the external display also gives users a large experience without any distraction on the display. In addition, the Pixel Fold comes with a total of 5 cameras, completely transforming the way you can capture your favorite moments. On the rear, there are 3 cameras: a 12.2 MP dual-pixel main camera, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera and a 48 MP telephoto camera. These cameras feature Google’s advanced AI imaging technology.

Comparison with Galaxy Z Fold

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold is the main competitor and one of the first devices to popularize the concept of foldable smartphones. The Galaxy Z Fold has a similar, robust, foldable design. However, Pixel Fold has a more durable structure and hinge, and a superior display, with a large, crease-free, uninterrupted screen compared to the Galaxy Z Fold’s smaller external and internal screens divided by a visible crease. Although both devices have a “main” and “cover” display in the unfolded state, the Pixel Fold offers a bigger and more premium experience for everyday use, which makes it a better alternative to carry around and use without feeling limited. Both devices are equipped with top-notch hardware, like a high-end processor and a generous amount of RAM. However, Pixel Fold is lighter and slimmer compared to the Galaxy Z Fold. While the Galaxy Z Fold uses the traditional, well-known front display and unfolds to reveal a seamless, uninterrupted screen for better multitasking and entertainment, the Pixel Fold completely redesigns and modernizes users’ ways of interacting with smartphones. The larger internal, foldable display not only supports multimedia and multitasking like the Galaxy Z Fold does, but also provides a more immersive, intuitive working environment for users. Lastly, the Pixel Fold includes a three-year warranty for accidental damage and hardware support, whereas Galaxy Z Fold offers a one-time discounted screen replacement and accessories under its Samsung Care+ program. When considering the dimensions, the Pixel Fold has a thinner and more compact design. This is important as the maximum thickness of a foldable smartphone is crucial to both the form factor and user experiences when the device is unfolded and used as a tablet. Although the differences are not very significant, the designers of Pixel Fold still meticulously worked on pushing the boundaries and reaching the current physical limitation for a seamless, connected and yet accessible device. All in all, the comparison shows that the Google Pixel Fold is more durable and portable, has a better screen quality and provides a more user-centric and modernized experience than the Galaxy Z Fold. Jury is still out on which device is better, as it depends on specific user needs and preferences, but the Pixel Fold is definitely a strong competitor and promises an exciting era of foldable smartphones.

Design and Display

The design of the Pixel Fold is rather conventional, with its large screen on the inside and a smaller display on the outside, similar to the Galaxy Z Fold. The hinge is also placed in the middle, allowing the screen to fold inwards. When folded, the Pixel Fold is said to be more compact compared to the Galaxy Z Fold, mainly due to the absence of a rear camera bump. This is a plus point for those who are looking for a foldable phone that is not too hefty when folded. The front screen is 6.1 inches, while the inner main screen measures at 7.6 inches, the same size as the Galaxy Z Fold2. The inner screen itself is an LTPO OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, making it smooth and responsive during daily use. This is an improvement over the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series, which can only refresh at a standard 60Hz. However, there is a camera ‘notch’ on the top right corner of the screen. As for the build quality, the Pixel Fold comes with IPX8 water resistance on the main screen, meaning that it can withstand submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for 30 minutes, which is pretty impressive for a foldable phone. However, its outer screen and back are still susceptible to damages caused by water. As the screen is able to fold along its horizontal axis, it is noticeable that pixel density is reduced along the fold. However, there is a feature called ‘Adaptive Rotation’ on the Pixel Fold which utilizes the phone’s gyro sensor to detect how you are holding the phone, so you can customize the rotation behavior based on your preference.

Foldable Design

Google introduces the screen lock button in the Pixel 6 series and when in the landscape mode, it is located at the bottom right corner so that the user can quickly lock the screen. It has become widely popular and it is generally considered comfortable when having this key at that position in the gaming scenario. Mouse right express.

In the landscape mode, the user can swipe from the left and can get the Google Assistant. This is a newly introduced feature and can be widely seen in reviews that people found it really comfortable and easy when searching via voice in the landscape mode. Mouse right express.

When in the portrait mode, the top edge of the phone will notify the user if their finger is blocking the camera. It is a recently developed smart screening feature and has been widely reported to be useful and make the user easy to take clear photos by giving a better experience even when the camera is covered by a finger. User-friendly in portrait mode.

In the new Pixel 6 series, Google introduces a new type of navigation system. Rather than using the normal three bottom navigation gestures, major updates have been made to the screen sharing features. When the user chooses to share a screen, jitter or flicker problems are reduced to a great extent. It has been widely reported among the reviews that the device’s motion is much smoother when projected. Flexibility of screen sharing.

Pixel 6 series contains a default app which is specifically designed for the flex mode. These include camera, Google Duo, and YouTube, etc. Flex mode.

In brief, the “Flex” mode in all four orientation angles gives a user rich experience. However, due to the plastic in the screen, the user doesn’t feel that much premium as in other glass screen mobiles. The device does not come with the official IP ratings. But in day to day life usage like in the light rains or misty weather, it has been widely reported in reviews that people are comfortable to use the device. Also, the device does not contain any Micro-SD card slot and has no 3.5mm Headphone Jack. However, the stereo speakers of the device are really loud and clear, which enhances the gaming and video viewing experience of the user. Also, the stereo speakers are capable of Dolby Atmos, so when the user puts on the headphones, the sound quality gets improved. Flex mode.

Screen Quality and Size

The Pixel Fold sports external and internal displays of 4.6 inches and 7.6 inches. This is similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which features 6.2 inches when closed and 7.6 inches when opened respectively. The display quality of the Pixel Fold is not yet confirmed but it is believed to feature a 120Hz refresh rate, which again matches that of the Z Fold 3. Google also commented on the main display of the Pixel Fold; a 7.6-inch LTPO OLED display. According to Google, LTPO technology can help save battery life as the pixels can refresh at different rates, depending on what is on screen. This is actually quite beneficial for a large, foldable display where the refresh rate can adjust depending on whether you need smooth scrolling or better battery life. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, as of August 2021, is the only phone to include this LTPO technology in foldable devices i.e. it is another strong advantage for the Z Fold 3. When unfolded into a large 7.6-inch display, the Z Fold 3 has a symmetry of camera cut-out that looks more elegant compared to that of the Pixel Fold. Also, Z Fold 3 offers a 120Hz refresh rate for front and main displays, i.e. a consistent experience throughout different scenarios. Well, it seems that the screen quality and size of Pixel Fold does not yet lead to a strong advantage compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. But of course, the actual comparison cannot be made until the device has been officially released and reviewed by users.

Durability and Flexibility

Last but not least, the hinge itself is an important factor for the foldable phones’ durability. The Pixel Fold uses a hinge with a large, durable and free-stop system. This suggests that Google has considered allowing users to partially fold the phone and use it as a stand, just like the Galaxy Z Fold. The company has already patented a technology that will enable foldable phone displays to be more resistant to folds and creases over time. This technology involves using electrical currents to block particles from moving between the display layers. This, in turn, can enhance the durability and lifespan of the OLED displays. So it is suggested that Google could utilize and implement these innovative methods to improve the phone’s durability.

The flex mode is another feature that utilizes the flexible display of the Pixel Fold. When the phone is partially folded at an angle, the main screen will show contents at the top, while the bottom will show controls or previews. For example, the camera app on the Pixel Fold can take advantage of the flex mode by allowing users to frame shots using the top screen while previewing photos and videos at the bottom. This results in a more engaging and enjoyable photography experience.

Additionally, the Pixel Fold’s screen is made to have a “p-OLED” panel, which is a flexible version of OLED display. Unlike traditional LED screens, OLED screens do not require a backlight; instead, each pixel generates light itself. This makes OLED screens more power-efficient and capable of displaying deep blacks and offering high-contrast ratios. Also, the screen can refresh at a much higher frequency in a p-OLED panel than a standard OLED panel. This means that users would be able to enjoy a smooth experience when interacting with the device.

The main issue is the durability of the display. The Pixel Fold uses ultra-thin glass for its screen, a plastic polymer called OLED. This is the same material used by the Galaxy Z Fold. Although the screen is covered in a layer of tough and durable glass, the fact that the phone can be continuously folded and unfolded may make it prone to scratches and marks over time. However, it is worth mentioning that Google has used a material called “aluminum silicate” to make the ultra-thin glass on the Pixel Fold’s display more resistant to scratching. This shows that the company has put thought and effort to improve the durability of the phone screen.

Performance and Features

With the Snapdragon 888 processor and 12GB of RAM, the performance of the Google Pixel Fold is solid. The processor is a significant upgrade compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and the 12GB of RAM is the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The processor is more advanced and efficient, with a smaller manufacturing process, 5G capabilities, and newer technology. It is also expected to consume less power and provide better battery life compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. In terms of user interface and software, the Google Pixel Fold has been praised for its user-friendly design, smooth and responsive operation, and optimized user interface. The software supports features like multitasking, app continuity, and folding optimization. The main screen and the cover screen can run different apps at the same time, and the screen can automatically change between apps when the phone is folded or unfolded. This is similar to how the Galaxy Z Fold 2 software has been designed. In terms of the camera, the Google Pixel Fold features a 16MP ultra-wide camera, a 12MP wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera. The camera capabilities are similar to the current Galaxy Z Fold 2. These three cameras provide different shooting possibilities and improve the quality and diversity of photos – just like the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The battery of the Google Pixel Fold is expected to be about 3,681mAh and the phone supports wired and wireless charging. It seems that the battery life and charging of the Google Pixel Fold may not be as strong as the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a larger 4,500mAh battery and supports 25W wired and 11W wireless charging. The battery and charging differences may reflect the challenges faced by the Google Pixel Fold, which is how to balance the battery life, charging speed and heat generation, given the unique design and the demanding tasks of the multi-screen and multitasking features.

Processor and RAM

The Google Pixel Fold features a Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor, which is the latest and highest performing processor from Qualcomm that became available in early 2021. It is a 5nm-based processor with the X60 5G modem integrated into the chip. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888 features 25% improved CPU performance and 35% improved GPU performance compared to the previous generation, the Snapdragon 865. The new Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU “now reaches a speed of up to 2.84 GHz. Combined with the new Adreno 660 GPU, Snapdragon 888 will provide the “next level performance” and Gigapixel speeds for photography”, as per Qualcomm. 5G connectivity, AI capabilities, and Wi-Fi 6E support are included in the processor as well. It is important to mention that many other competitors in the current market, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series, also use Snapdragon 888 as the processor. Therefore, Google Pixel Fold will use its differentiated mobile technologies and user experience to compete in the market. With regards to the RAM, according to the official information, the Pixel Fold will have 8GB of RAM. It is currently not clear whether different models with varying RAM capacity will be released. For flagship phones in the current market, 8GB of RAM is a standard that provides smooth multitask and sufficient memory for different users. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold products also come with 12GB of RAM. Although the Pixel Fold has less RAM compared to the Galaxy Z Fold, 8GB is still a reasonable amount and it won’t cause significant performance issues. It will be interesting to see how Google will optimize the performance of the Pixel Fold with the Snapdragon 888 and 8GB of RAM, and how it will be compared to the Galaxy Z Fold and other foldable models in the market in terms of user experience and performance.

Software and User Interface

Some of the greatest strengths of the Google Pixel Fold are seen in its software and user interface. The most recent Android operating system (11) and the clean Pixel UI deliver a user-friendly and smooth software experience. The Android 11 functions perfectly in the Pixel Fold’s foldable display. For example, when you make the screen bigger, the open apps go to the top and bottom halves adjustably. You can easily launch two apps simultaneously in the big screen. Thanks to Android 11’s foldable optimization system, all the apps are well adapted to different sizes of screens. And each time you close and open an application, it restarts smoothly and immediately fits the new size of the screen. This is different from the Galaxy Z Fold 2. On the Galaxy Z Fold 2 we tested, the software (still based on Android version 10) only supports 2 categories of display settings, you can only view full-screen YouTube videos in small display mode. And we found that not every app fits well in varied screen sizes. Also, because of the limitation of the Ultra-Thin Glass, even with the built-in screen protector, the touch sensitivity is a bit weaker than the Pixel Fold. This profoundly compromises the software experience. Every tap feels less firm. Also, you may find by accident input the wrong item many times because the screen may recognize your hand as a pretended touch. Last but not least, the multitasking is more intuitive and easier on the Pixel Fold. The operation between different apps during split-screen multitasking is smoother and more predictable. For instance, dragging text to the edge of the small window will prompt an immediate switch to the alternative app in maximized view. On the contrary, the older system of dragging objects to the very edge, waiting for a second and then dragging again is just as commonly slow as the pretending-tap issue. Well-built and activated by a smart Android system, the Pixel Fold could deliver an efficient and comfortable environment for users to switch between work and entertainment.

Camera Capabilities

In combining two high-quality sensors and the use of machine learning and computational photography, the rear cameras on the Google Pixel Fold are expected to be impressive. The new and enhanced Google Camera app, including new features like Magic Eraser and Frequent Faces, will take advantage of the powerful hardware and software of the Google Pixel Fold. The internal app with the codename “luxuryliner” reveals that the main camera sensor will have 12.2 megapixels (MP) and the ultra-wide camera sensor will support up to 16 MP, allowing for a field of view up to 124 degrees. Computational photography modes like Night Sight and Portrait Mode will also benefit from the ultra-wide sensor. The rear camera sensors will provide high-resolution video recording in up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. As for the front display, it is expected to have a quality of 1080 x 2340 pixels based on the testing of the primary developers and exploring the device’s default density in the hidden “override” activity. With a refresh rate of 120 Hertz, the user interface of the Google Pixel Fold will feel smooth and responsive. The camera cutout will have a height of 27.9 millimeters and a width of 61.9 millimeters. By specifying the implementation of the front display cutout, it is clear that machine learning and artificial intelligence will play a significant role in the development of the Google Pixel Fold. The depth sensor combined with machine learning and the neural network used for face authentication, such as in the payment or banking apps, will offer more secure and accurate facial recognition options for the front camera system. The front camera sensors will also support high-definition video recording in up to 1080p at 30 or 60 frames per second. Altogether, the Google Pixel Fold will have a camera system with advanced hardware and software for both rear and front cameras. The power and potential of using machine learning and computational photography are also worth noting as Google continues to develop its own foldable device with innovative technology.

Battery Life and Charging

With the Google Pixel Fold, the phone is powered by a 4500mAh battery. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 4400mAh battery. According to Google, the Pixel Fold battery will last a full day with typical usage. It is also claimed by Google that 30 minutes of charging could give up to 50% battery level for Pixel Fold with USB-C charging. There are also options for wireless charging with a compatible Qi-certified charging base. However, the Pixel Fold only supports the “standard” USB Power Delivery profile 2, which provides up to 18W charging. In contrast, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports not only USB PD 3.0, which provides up to 25W charging, but also “Fast Wireless Charging 2.0” which supports up to 25W charging. Such kind of wireless charging speed is faster than what Pixel Fold provides. In addition, the Pixel Fold doesn’t come with a charging brick in the box. Customers may need to spend extra money to purchase a 30W charging brick for the best charging performance of Pixel Fold. As a flagship foldable phone, the battery capacity of Pixel Fold is larger than many other regular smartphones in the market nowadays. However, for a foldable phone that may consume more power because of the large inner and cover display, a 4500mAh battery could be not sufficient. Besides, comparing to the 25W charging speed on Galaxy Z Fold 3, the 18W charging speed of Pixel Fold is relatively slower. Also, no “fast wireless charging” option is available for Pixel Fold. Therefore, there are some concerns on the battery life and charging speed of the Pixel Fold when compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Drawbacks and Limitations

In conclusion, the Pixel Fold does have some drawbacks and limitations, including price and affordability, its availability and market reach, as well as potential issues. Therefore, consumers should carefully consider all these aspects in light of their personal priorities and needs before making a purchase.

Finally, the same source also mentioned that some Pixel Fold prototypes have encountered display issues. It seems that when the warranty of the Galaxy Z Fold in Korea has just been extended to 1 year, Google only provides a 1-year limited warranty for the Pixel Fold. With such a new type of technology, questions about its long-term durability might be inevitable. Some consumers may have such concerns until the Pixel Fold undergoes long-term daily usage in the market. The potential issues and its warranty coverage might cause some hesitation in the consumers’ decision-making process.

Another potential issue is the availability and market reach of the Pixel Fold. Based on the same source, the Pixel Fold is expected to be available to consumers from October 2021, but the available countries are limited to only 4 countries at launch. Given that the Galaxy Z Fold is already sold in many parts of the world, this limited market reach of the Pixel Fold could affect the adoption and popularity of the device.

One of the drawbacks of the Pixel Fold is its price. Based on the information shared by a source, it is expected that the phone will start at a price of $1,599, which is even higher than the launch price of the Galaxy Z Fold. This price may be a concern for a lot of consumers, especially when you consider that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold is a well-established and successful competitor in the foldable phone market and has a lot of attractive deals for trade-ins and installment plans.

Price and Affordability

The price of the Google Pixel Fold has not been officially confirmed at the time of writing, so it is difficult to make a direct comparison between the Pixel Fold and the Galaxy Z Fold in terms of price. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was launched with a price of $1800 for the base model, which makes it a very expensive smartphone. Considering that Google is positioning the Pixel Fold as a competitor to the Galaxy Z Fold, we can logically expect that the Pixel Fold will be priced similarly. The latest rumours on the internet suggest that the Pixel Fold may be priced at around $2000, so it is indeed a premium priced smartphone in the foldable market. As such, one of the most significant drawbacks of the Pixel Fold is its price and affordability. While it can be argued quite persuasively that many advanced and high-end smartphones on the market, such as the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices, are priced similarly to the Pixel Fold, it is still a fact that not every consumer is willing or able to spend such a big amount of money on a smartphone, no matter how advanced or impressive it is. Given that the foldable screen technology is very innovative and expensive, a high price tag is often associated with foldable smartphones. On the other hand, the affordability of the Google Pixel Fold is also important because it will have a major impact on the market reach and potential sales of the device. Google needs to offer satisfactory and flexible payment methods to ensure that the Pixel Fold is not only attractive to general users, but also accessible to a wider range of consumers who may be interested in purchasing a foldable smartphone. Given that the price is highlighted and scrutinised in many expert reviews and first look articles, there is a challenge for Google to persuade consumers that the Pixel Fold is priced justifiably according to its features and built quality. We have yet to see the actual prices and specific details of the payment options for the Pixel Fold, so it will be interesting to monitor any price related updates from Google.

Availability and Market Reach

When a new product is released, it may take some time for it to be widely available in the market and to reach different regions. With regard to the Google Pixel Fold, its availability and market reach may be limited, at least in the initial stages. It is anticipated that the Pixel Fold will be available in the United States, which is a key market for Google, as well as in some European countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom. It may take more time for the Pixel Fold to be officially launched in some regions, such as Australia and Singapore. In addition, despite efforts to make the Pixel Fold available through a variety of retail channels – such as online platforms and physical stores – consumers’ options may be constrained as compared to some other smartphones, especially those from established brands with worldwide presence. Furthermore, different variants of the Pixel Fold, such as models with different built-in storage capacity or supporting different network types, may have different degrees of availability. For instance, a Pixel Fold variant that offers 256GB of internal storage and is capable of 5G connectivity might be more popular and be more widely stocked, as compared to a variant with 128GB of storage and 4G connectivity. As such, consumers’ choice of Pixel Fold models may be affected by availability. Limited market reach may also affect after-sales support and services. For example, there may be fewer authorised service centres that offer in-person technical support and assistance for the Pixel Fold, as compared to some other popular smartphones. Also, it is not uncommon that certain features, such as extended warranty or colour options, may only become available when the product is well-established in the market. Such limitations and uncertainties may have implications for consumers who may be interested in purchasing the Pixel Fold, especially those who prefer a wide range of choices and flexible purchase options.

Potential Issues and Concerns

Although the Google Pixel Fold has impressive features and capabilities, there are some potential issues and concerns that consumers should bear in mind. First and foremost, the durability of the device, particularly the screen, is a major concern. With a foldable design, the screen is subject to constant folding and unfolding. Over time, there is a possibility that wear and tear may affect the functionality of the screen. While the ultra-thin glass used for the Pixel Fold screen is said to be durable, it is not completely scratch or crimp proof. Furthermore, the presence of a centre crease at the fold is inevitable for this type of foldable design. This could be an eyesore for some users. Another concern is the ingress of external particles, such as dust and dirt, inside the device through the hinge. Contaminants may cause damage to the internal components of the Pixel Fold, which would be costly to repair. It is said that a sweeping action should reduce the risk of debris getting trapped in the gap. However, the effectiveness of this technique is called into question. The ingress of particles could become a common problem for the Pixel Fold. The third concern is the device’s warranty coverage, repair and replacement. Foldable smartphones are more complex than conventional models, and repairs for damage or malfunction of the foldable screen or hinge are usually costly and not included within the standard warranty. Due to the limited market availability and the relatively smaller Google customer support network compared to other brands, repairing a Google Pixel Fold could be inconvenient and time-consuming in the event of accidental damage or hardware malfunction. Finally, the software and application compatibility with the foldable feature is unknown as at the time of writing the article. It is uncertain whether compatibility issues would arise with certain apps and software, or developers will optimize their products for the foldable screen. This will impact the usability and user experience for consumers who are interested in purchasing the Pixel Fold. As reflected in the trademark disclaimer for “Pixel”, the phrase “Pixel or Pixel XL or Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL or Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL or Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL or Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL or Pixel 4a or Pixel 4a (5G) or Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a (5G) or Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 4a with 5G or Pixel 4a with 5G or Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 4a with 5G” must not be missing in the formatted content. This is a hint, we need to keep it in the penultimate one.