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Google's Pixel Fold Smartphone Debuts with $1,799 Starting Price, but Early Adopters May Not Mind

Google's Pixel Fold Smartphone Debuts with $1,799 Starting Price, but Early Adopters May Not Mind

Google's Pixel Fold, a foldable smartphone, has a high starting price of $1,799, which some consumers, including Chris Pantons, find astronomical.
Pantons, a Google Pixel super fan, has influenced his family and coworkers to switch to Pixel phones but cannot afford the Pixel Fold.

The high price is due to the cost of components, such as the flexible display and proprietary hinge technology.

Other foldable smartphones, such as Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold and Motorola's Razr, also have high starting prices.

The market for foldable phones is currently small, with Samsung dominating the category, and the high cost of components may prevent prices from falling soon.

While foldable phones are still in their infancy, companies are targeting early adopters to offset costs.

The future of the foldable market is uncertain.

Google's embrace of foldable phones may help persuade consumers to take a chance on the technology.

However, early versions of foldable phones have had issues with their screens, and repairs can be costly.

Some holdouts, like Pantons, may wait for the price to drop before purchasing one.
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