Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 faces a much stronger market for foldable phones than the market Galaxy Z Fold 3 At launch, but Samsung’s 2021 lineup cemented it as a leader in this niche market and Samsung won’t give up that position easily.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 corrected most of the design complaints that remained after Galaxy Z Fold 2 It blew everyone away, with durability being the primary concern that might not fade for foldable devices in the short term. Pricing is another challenge. At $1,799, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is more expensive than any flagship phone and rivals the high-end configurations of the iPad Pro 12.9.
Will Samsung ensure that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 stands out? Let’s take a deep look at the leaks and rumors about Samsung’s foldable, allowing us to discern whether the South Korean-based tech giant could make the Galaxy Z Fold 4 the “next big thing”.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 release date
Although Samsung has not officially announced the upcoming devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10, there is no doubt that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be present alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The event, which was a precursor to the Galaxy Note (the device filled with the S Pen and which now appears to have been completely absorbed by foldable devices and the Galaxy Watch Galaxy S22 super). Samsung will once again look to enter before the September/October black hole created by the expected launch of iPhone 14 and Apple Watch 8.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 price
Although no official is available yet, we have seen some rumors regarding the Galaxy Z Fold 4 pricing.
The oldest of these were positive, with allegations from Ross Young A supply chain advisor is that Samsung nearly doubled production of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 compared to its predecessor last year. Another report from the Korean Naver blog, indicates that the cost of foldable display components has decreased, which could lower the overall price.
[Confirmed Prices of Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4]Galaxy Z Fold4 (256 GB): 1,998,700 (possibly $1799.99) Galaxy Z Fold4 (512 GB): 2,097,700 (possibly $1899.99) Galaxy Z Flip4 (256 GB): 1, 299,000 yen (about $996) Galaxy Z Flip4 (512 GB): 1,398,000 yen (about $1,072) https://t.co/NNVN55IY1b28 July 2022
Things have been a little less rosy recently as Android Central reported that a European retailer listed the base price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at €1,864, an increase of nearly $100 from last year. However, even if this list is accurate, exchange rate conversions like this are rarely successful for products. A more recent ETNews leak shared by Dohyun Kim on Twitter shows that the prices of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are unlikely to change from last year. While it’s hard to imagine the Galaxy Z Fold 4 breaking into the mainstream at this price, it’s certainly better than the price hike.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 design
There have been a number of Galaxy Z Fold 4 design leaks now, with early examples from OnLeaks And the smartbrixThe former has a solid history with Samsung leaks, so while there are often slight discrepancies, the overall design is very reliable. The most obvious change is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera design on the back with three clear lenses and a flash right below it. It’s an interesting move for the fold since the exposed lenses really do require a case, which isn’t ideal for bulky folds (when folded).
A subsequent leak posted by Evan Blass on 91Mobile matches previous leaks with the new camera array and other limited changes to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The original leak also included dimensions for the new model upon unveiling, measuring 6.1 x 5.1 x 0.27 inches, compared to 6.2 x 5 x 0.25 inches for the tall Z 3. The slightly shorter frame and increased width are good news for ease of use when the phone is folded, but the thicker phone Already getting bigger is a concern. The aforementioned Korean Naver blog also suggested that a new single-hinge design could help reduce weight and improve durability for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The same rumors suggest that this could allow for dust resistance, which is still missing from the Galaxy Z Fold 3, despite its resistance. waterproof. Leak is prolific Ice world It holds an opposing view of the thickness, indicating that their sources say it is slightly thinner than the Fold 3.
The Galaxy Z Fold4 will not have a built-in S Pen. Fold4 will be slightly smaller and thinner. This is correct. Nobody likes bricks.April 19, 2022
The biggest disappointment to some will be that the Z Fold 4 apparently won’t add a silo for the S Pen. Many were hoping to see that happen after the Z Fold 3 added S Pen support and the Galaxy S22 Ultra added an integrated silo.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 screen
These changes rumored to be made to the external dimensions will naturally affect the aspect ratio of both displays on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Ice world It says it’s closer to square than the 5:4 aspect ratio in 3 times. The latest leaked tweet suggested it would be 6:5 with the cover screen moving to 23:9 from 24.5:9. This change of cover width will likely spark excitement The most excitement from fans is that the elongated screen on the Fold 3 is usable, but getting closer to the combined 20:9 display is a huge upgrade.
Dimensions aside, the displays will likely stay at the same 120Hz Super AMOLED Dynamic 2X as last year’s model and there are no complaints here about that. The actual materials may be improved with new Radiant Thin Glass (UTG) which may once again help improve durability, especially for those who choose to use the S Pen Fold with the phone.
Samsung is said to still stick with the fingerprint sensor in the power button (as opposed to the fingerprint reader at the bottom of the screen). Speaking of on-screen features, an under-display camera is expected, but we’ll go deeper into that in the next section.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cameras
Cameras might be one of the biggest upgrades we’re seeing on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 then Ice world Right. Tipster claimed that the foldable device will have a 50MP main camera and 3x telephoto; These features will replace the Z Fold 3’s 12MP lens and 2x telephoto, respectively. The ultra-wide and telephoto camera will remain at 12MP, but that will at least bring the Galaxy Z Fold 4 closer to par with the Galaxy S22, rather than the Galaxy S21 FE.
Details about the second-generation under-display camera are scant, but as we’ve found it’s basically unusable (and causes minor irritation in some conditions on the screen). We’ve seen some massive improvements from other phones that use under-display cameras this year, so we hope Samsung manages the same.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 performance and battery life
Samsung doesn’t skimp on the processor power of the Fold line, and once again, it turns to Ice worldIt should give users the best performance out of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. We recently tested the upgraded chipset in the OnePlus 10T and while it’s not a quantum leap forward, it does deliver great performance and in that phone at least it still offers a lifetime Excellent battery.
That last part is important because the Z Fold 3’s battery life of around 8 hours with the cover screen, and 6 hours and 36 minutes with the indoor screen (both set at 120Hz) isn’t horrible, but it’s not great either. If the phone is thicker as some rumors suggest, the bigger battery will be the only positive takeaway.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Overview
Shakespeare wasn’t thinking of the king of foldable phones when he wrote “Uncomfortable Lies for the Head Wearing a Crown,” but it certainly fits here as Samsung must be a bit concerned about its position in the emerging foldable device market with Oppo’s Find N, Huawei Mate X2and of course the continuing mysterious threat of pixel fold.
Samsung has a lot more brand cache than any of its foldable rivals, but the high price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will keep it off for now and leave the door open for a competitor running around $1,500.
While the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is virtually guaranteed to be a better fit for most buyers, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may be the larger foldable variant that finally broke through for Samsung with some subtle updates — but it looks like the much-needed price drop may have to wait a year. other.