The search giant has “no announcement to make at this time” around any plans to launch the Pixel Fold in Australia.
At Google I/O, the showcase hardware reveal wasn’t actually going to be much of a surprise.
Well, I mean, how could it be, when GOOGLE ITSELF was tweeting about it just last week?
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) May 4, 2023
So, by the time you’re reading this, the Pixel Fold will have been announced at Google I/O more formally than via a simple Star Wars joke. You may be very keen to get your hands on what Google can do with a foldable device.
Sadly, I’ve got some bad news for you.
At a media briefing ahead of I/O, Google representatives told me that there were “no announcements at this time” to make around the Pixel Fold, while happily showing off the Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel Tablet.
That doesn’t 100% absolutely mean that we’re never seeing the Pixel Fold in some form in Australia… but it certainly doesn’t bode well.
It’s the same language Google used around the Pixel 5a, for example, and that was a phone that never made it to our shores.
That doesn’t mean that a Pixel Fold will never be in Australia, though. You could always direct import, I guess, though with a foldable that’s a risky prospect if you do ever need repairs.