Even though there have been several leaks about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 up to this point, we continue to learn more and more details about it, and its anticipated release date is drawing closer.
The smartphone has a lot to live up to; even though we named the Galaxy Z Fold 3 the “best folding phone” when it released, the market for bending-mobiles has since grown considerably, and Samsung’s upcoming model will need to truly wow us if it wants to retain the title.
We’ve seen the Oppo Find N and Honor Magic V polish the concept since the Fold 3 debuted with fewer obvious screen folds and higher specifications, so when the Z Fold 4 is released, we’ll need to be extremely impressed.
This is anticipated to be Samsung’s next foldable phone and the newest device in the Fold family of smartphones that unfold into mini-tablets. If the trends from 2021 are any indication, it will launch simultaneously with the Z Flip 4.
The foldable is anticipated to release in August, and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 leaks are already pouring in. You can see all of them below, along with our wish list for the device.
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It is what? The following Samsung foldable large-screen
When is it released? Most likely an announcement on August 10 and a launch on August 26
What will the price be? Uncertain but undoubtedly quite a lot
Date and cost of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 release
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will almost probably be unveiled on August 10 since Samsung has confirmed the date for its upcoming major launch event and that many folding phones will be on display there.
This time is not unexpected because it has been suggested by several sources in the past, one of which also stated that it is likely to ship on August 26.
These dates also make sense given that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 were both announced in August of the year they were to be released before arriving in shops at least a few weeks later.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will cost less than the Z Fold 3, which starts at $1,799/£1,599/AU$2,499, according to one source, although they didn’t specify by how much.
However, a more recent rumour implies a modest price rise, while another claims the price will stay the same. Leaks are therefore pointing in all directions, but it appears that the pricing won’t change significantly at least.
Additionally, we have seen some tentative case pricing.
Name: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Even though we were certain that this phone will be released as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, a week before its release, we received a rumour suggesting that Samsung would instead release it as the Galaxy Fold 4 – without a Z.
Samsung allegedly wants to disassociate itself from the letter Z since it has come to represent support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It makes sense that Samsung would want to do this. Take note that for the time being this rumour is all that this alteration will be.
Display and design
Almost every possible feature of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has been leaked in the largest leak to date. A 6.2-inch secondary AMOLED panel with an HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, as well as a foldable 7.6-inch QXGA+ AMOLED screen, are both included.
In the meanwhile, a previous leak suggests that it will have a 7.56-inch main screen and a 6.19-inch cover display, making it extremely close in size to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. We have since heard that the cover display will be that size several times.
According to the same sources, it will also include a slot for the S Pen stylus and will otherwise have a similar design as the Z Fold 3’s, with an emphasis on increasing durability.
However, based on the leaked photographs of a case that have been making the rounds, the cover or external display may not wind up being nearly as tall and narrow as it was on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Since then, a different source has also claimed that the phone would use stronger glass and contain a slot for the S Pen pen.
Additionally, the leaker @OnLeaks shared renderings of the potential design with MySmartPrice (opens in new tab), which mostly resemble the Z Fold 3 but with a camera placement that is more reminiscent to the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
However, a different source has now claimed that this is untrue and that the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s camera would also have a similar design.
This correction is supported by a more recent leak of a render, which depicts a nearly identical design to the Z Fold 3. This updated design is also seen in a second batch of leaked renderings, so it appears to be accurate.
Samsung itself has also displayed aspects of the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s design in a launch video that was released on August 10. These quick views once more reveal a device that resembles the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Having said that, we’ve also been told that Samsung’s engineers were able to reduce the size of the hinge and crease for a better overall appearance and use. Similar to this, a another source said that the hinge will be redesigned to be lighter, more waterproof, and dustproof.
The Z Fold 4 may debut in phantom black, green, and beige colours, according to a source. Burgundy, a colour that is a bit more vivid than the selections for the Z Fold 3, has been added to that list by a different source.
According to one report, the device will include a triple-lens back camera with a 50MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, a 10MP telephoto sensor, and a 4MP internal camera for the under-display, as well as a 10MP external selfie camera.
The phone will reportedly have the same 10MP 3x optical zoom camera as the Galaxy S22, an improvement above the 12MP 2x zoom shooter on the Z Fold 3.
Regarding cameras, another rumour in this area claims that the device will include a 50MP+12MP+12MP back camera and a 3x optical zoom.
However, there is also speculation that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may use the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 108MP primary camera, which conflicts with the aforementioned disclosures. The phone will feature vastly enhanced cameras, according to a second source.
According to an early rumour, Samsung will include an under-display camera in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 similar to the one in the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but it will be less obvious and will be able to shoot better pictures this time.
Another source that supports this theory says the phone will have two under-display cameras, one for the main display and the other for the smaller cover screen.
This later source also states that the battery would be larger and that the phone will have cameras that are similar to those on the Galaxy S22.
A more recent report, however, suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s battery capacity will be the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The only potential benefits are that Samsung might be able to reduce the price or make the phone smaller as a result.
We’ve also heard that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may have a 4,400mAh battery with 25W charging, according to one source. That would equal the Z Fold 3’s capabilities.
specs and features
According to a significant Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 rumour, the device will include a 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus CPU, and 256GB or 512GB of storage.
Although other sources differ, we did hear that the phone would have a 1TB option, so take the large leak with a grain of salt (and suggest that 128GB versions actually are coming)
The S Pen pen will most likely be included with the phone as standard since, according to information we have seen elsewhere, production of them started in April 2022. This indicates that Samsung is making a lot of them.
The next foldable may contain an under-display fingerprint sensor, according to a patent application obtained by LetsGoDigital (opens in new tab).
However, this wouldn’t be a regular under-display fingerprint scanner; instead, it would be a double-sided scanner that would lie between the cover screen and the main screen, allowing you to unlock the phone using the same hardware from either location. However, as is always the case with patents, we should proceed with caution.
For the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, there are a few things we’d like to see improved or added. The key ones may be read below.
- A reduced cost
Every year, we state that the Galaxy Z Fold range is simply out of reach for the majority of users. Given the technology required, it seems sense that the price is expensive, but we’d want to see Samsung work to lower it.
The good news is that the business appears to be accomplishing that, since the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was somewhat less expensive than the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Hopefully Samsung will repeat that trick with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, too.
In the end, we hope that these phones won’t be any more expensive than the highest-end traditional smartphones, but we doubt that will happen for at least a few more years.
- Improved cameras
In many aspects, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a top-notch phone, but its cameras are inferior to those on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and certain other Samsung phones.
On the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, we’d want to see that alter given how much we spend for these phones. We would want a 10x optical zoom, as the S21 Ultra provides, coupled with ideally an additional lens for a 3x zoom, in place of the present model’s 2x optical zoom.
While that is our main issue with the camera, we’d want to see the other cameras enhanced as well, notably the 4MP under-display camera on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which although a clever technique, seems underdeveloped.
- Longer lasting batteries
One issue that all foldable phones seem to have is battery life; while often having significantly larger screens, their batteries tend to be at most on par with those of regular smartphones.
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For instance, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 4,400mAh battery, which is about mediocre at best for a non-foldable phone and doesn’t go very far in this case because it has two displays, one of which is 7.6 inches.
Although it has a decent life, in our tests it often lasted less than a day with moderate use, so there is still space for improvement. As a result, we anticipate the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a larger battery and longer life.
- Support for S Pen on the front screen
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the first folding Samsung device to accept the S Pen pen, which is a significant innovation because it enables you to make the most of the device’s enormous screen. However, the S Pen is incompatible with the secondary screen and is only compatible with the huge main display.
Given that the large main screen is where it will likely be most helpful, this isn’t a major issue. However, if individuals have a stylus, there will undoubtedly be moments when they want to use it on the smaller screen as well, and at 6.2 inches, this display isn’t that little.
So that users don’t have to often swap between the stylus and their fingers, we wish to see pen functionality added to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 for both displays.
- Insert an S-Pen slot
While our primary issue with the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s pen implementation is the fact that it is ineffective on the secondary screen, we are rather unhappy that the phone does not have a slot for a stylus.
This implies that you must use a case with a built-in slot, which reduces your case options, or you run the danger of losing the S Pen. Even while adding a slot has drawbacks (it takes up more room in the phone for one), we believe that it is necessary if Samsung is serious about supporting styluses, particularly if there are no further Galaxy Note models.