It’s no secret that Samsung is the dominant player in the foldable phone arena. Back in August 2021, the company released its Galaxy Z Fold 3 which soon became known as one of the best foldable phones on the market (and according to many, the best one). Now, Samsung is expanding its foldable smartphone series with a brand-new foldable phone: Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Needless to say, the bar for the hotly-anticipated folding phone is set sky-high; but does it measure up? Here’s what we know so far.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Features
According to the first renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 (courtesy of SmartPix and OnLeaks), the design of the new phone has somewhat evolved from its predecessor. Here are some of the most exciting features.
- Measures 6.1 x 5.1 x 0.27 inches when unfolded
- 2-inch exterior display and 7.6-inch interior display
- High-refresh (probably 120 Hz) OLED panel that adopts the cam system from the Galaxy S22 line
- Rear camera module with 3 protruded lenses and LED flash (similar to Galaxy S22 Ultra)
- New and improved hinge design
- Possibly lighter construction
The Rumor Has It
According to leaks and rumors we’ve heard so far, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 should be announced in August this year, but we expect a release either later in the month or in September. As there are no price rumors, we can only guess at it. But since the Fold series is quite pricey, it’s a safe bet this phone too will be expensive. However, it’s good to keep in mind that the previous model, Galaxy Z Fold 3, costs slightly less than the one before it, the Galaxy Z Fold 2. So, there’s always a chance that the newest phone will have a similar price, or even be slightly more affordable than the Z Fold 3.
What’s particularly interesting about the newest member of the Fold family is its redesigned camera bump. The cam module should now contain three lenses, all protruding, mimicking the look of the module in the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
But other than that, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 looks quite similar to the Z Fold 3. The change in the hinge design appears to be minimal, and so the look of the phone appears to be nearly identical. There’s a good chance (based on leaks) that even the battery size will remain the same, which is not exactly good news. Folding phones have more screen to power but usually come with the same battery size as standard phones, so as expected, the Z Fold 3’s battery life is not great. We can only hope the Z Fold 4 will be much more efficient elsewhere.
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