Samsung has been one of the leading lights in the recent advent of folding screens.
The Galaxy Z Flip, which currently looks like a classic flip phone, as its name suggests, has two offerings in this category. The Galaxy Z Fold has a vertical hinge that you can open like a book.
In the latter case, new rumors are beginning to emerge about the improvements we can see. That’s all we know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 so far.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 be released?
Samsung has not even acknowledged the existence of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, although rumors suggest it is real.
Samsung hasn’t admitted the Galaxy Z Fold 4 even exists, even though rumours seem to suggest that it’s very much a reality.
Thus, we have no official information about the device and its release date.
However, we have seen news that the new Fold will follow the example of previous models.
To show this, how the previous models are sorted.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold – September 2019
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 – September 2020
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 – August 2021
Mass production of the Fold 4 has already begun, so the work must be carried out according to schedule
How much will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cost?
As for foldable devices, prices have been a bit tense
As technology improved and processes improved, this led to a reduction in final costs for consumers. Of course, these are still premium devices and are sold at reasonable prices.
To see how expensive the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is, you can find a review of previous models here.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold – £1,900/€1,949/$1,980
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 – £1,799/€1,899/$1,999
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 – £1,599/€1,799/$1,799
As you can see, there is a downward trend and it is expected to continue. Industry expert Ross Young says that in July, Samsung increased production of Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 at least twice compared to third-generation production. 2021 models. which means we can see the price discount
Will it be the Z Fold 4 or just the Fold 4?
An interesting wrinkle this year is that Samsung could change the naming convention. Despite some speculation that Russia may be responding to the occupation of Ukraine, the company has removed the letter Z from the names of foldable models in certain markets without explanation. The Z symbol is sometimes used by the Russian armed forces
There were speculations that the company could completely and utterly abandon the Z, a new generation called the Galaxy Fold 4 that could completely abandon the foldable model. around the world
What will be the features of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?
You’ve probably already surmised that no-one outside of Samsung yet knows for sure the tech specs of the Fold 4. But there have been some rumours appearing that throw light on what the new foldable may contain when it arrives, hopefully, in the second half of next year.
In terms of chipset, there is a good chance that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor will come to Fold 4, but both TheGalox and Ice Universe actually predict that it will adopt the 8+ Gen 1 instead, according to rumors announced in May 2022.
In fact, Ice Universe, which likes to leak Samsung features, tweeted a short spec sheet for the Fold 4, which it says is 100% accurate.
If these features are really true, you may see a device very similar to the Fold 3 with some camera and processor updates.
As for the folding screens, TheElec’s report adds small notes that the phone’s screens will remain the same size at least 7.56 inches for the main screen and 6.19 inches for the external screen. 3 screens This was supported by Ross Young, a display specialist who specifically replicated the estimate of the 6.19-inch external screen compared to the Fold 4’s approaching Pixel foldable.
While both TheGalox and yeux1122 have announced that the Z Fold 4 will feature an improved Ultra Fine Glass (UTG) on a folding screen, there could be a more subtle improvement. the two disagree on the potential branding of Armor UTG or Super UTG
The Ice Universe, which leaked the series, also claims that although the wrinkles in Fold 4 are less obvious than in Fold 3, you can still see it.
yeux1122 gave a separate account of a number of expected changes to the future model, including work on improving the hinge mechanism in the new Fold 4, a key design feature as you can imagine. resulting in a lighter chassis
The good news is that, as we saw in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, although the design is better than previous versions, it is still a heavy and bulky device, so losing a few grams can go a long way in resolving this concern.
TheElec report above says that Samsung is working to add an S Pen slot to the chassis of the Z Fold 4, as it did with the Galaxy S22 Ultra this year. default
Others claim that Samsung has abandoned the idea, although IceUniverse tweeted that the phone will not have an S Pen, but will be a little smaller and thinner. it is very large, so it can still remain as an additional addition
According to rumors, given the grinding that sand and grit can bring to this hinge mechanism, Samsung will add improved powder permeability, which also seems important.
Another critique of the Fold 3 was that the camera at the bottom of the screen was weak. Yes, that means you don’t have to have a hole or notch, but if the results aren’t satisfactory, it’s almost useless.
This means that we are a little worried about the rumors that the camera at the bottom of the screen will not only be inside, as in the Fold 3, but will also appear on the outside screen. We hope that Samsung has mastered this technique, because the results in Fold 3 were terrible
Still, the leakers agree that Samsung will try to improve the camera experience elsewhere.
GSMArena refers to the improved camera experience in the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but there are no details on how this will compare to the 12Mp f/1.8 main camera, 12Mp f/2.2 ultra wide camera and 12Mp f/2.4 with OIS. telephoto. Camera with OIS + 2x optical magnification
GalaxyClub has a slightly more detailed report stating that the Z Fold 4 will receive a 10Mp 3x optical magnification sensor in the S22 series. The site also states that the phone will stick to a selfie camera with a 10MP cover.
The 3x magnification sensor may not be the only sensor taken from the S22 series. . This is the same as what is found on the S22 Ultra, but be aware that it may be other than the phone’s periscope camera and may fall along the way.
If so, this means a 108Mp main camera with a 1/1.33-inch ISOCELL HM3 sensor with the aforementioned 10Mp 3x magnification and 12Mp ultra wide angle.
The battery doesn’t see any support in the Fold 4, so it’s a shame to examine the SafetyKorea battery certificate from GalaxyClub and find that one cell will have a single rating for each side of the hinge in the Fold 4. . The capacity of 4270 mAh is almost the same as the nominal capacity of Fold 3 4275 mAh.
Also, Fold 4 seems to stick to the relatively slow 25 W charging speed of Fold 3.
Recall that these are the main features of the current Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
- 7.6in 22.5:18 QXGA+ (2208 x 1768) 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display
- 6.2in HD+ (2260 x 832) 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X cover display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC
- 12GB DDR5 RAM
- 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 12Mp f/1.8 main w/ OIS, Dual Pixel AF, 1.8µm pixels, 83° FoV
- 12Mp f/2.2 ultrawide cam w/ 1.22µm pixels, 123° FoV
- 12Mp f/2.4 telephoto camera w/ OIS + 2x optical zoom, 1µm pixels, 45° FoV
- 4Mp f/1.8 under-display camera w/ 2µm pixels, 80° FoV (main display)
- 10Mp f/2.2 hole punch selfie camera w/ 1.22µm pixels, 80° FoV (cover display)
- Android 11 w/ One UI 3.1.1
- Gorilla Glass Victus
- Side-mounted power key-cum-fingerprint sensor
- IPX8 water resistant
- Stereo speakers
- S-Pen stylus support (sold separately)
- WiFi 6E
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 4400mAh battery
- 25W wired charging
- 10W wireless charging
- 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm (unfolded), 158.2 x 67.1 x 16-14.4 mm (folded)
- 271 grams
- Colours: Black, silver, green
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