Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is anticipated to be launched soon, boasting new features and improvements, particularly in the camera department. This upcoming device will introduce iterative enhancements over its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which was released last year. Let’s check out more details about the Samsung Fold 4, upcoming foldable phone.
The notion of iterative improvement indicates that the forthcoming Samsung foldable phone will feature a more durable screen, an updated chipset, and enhanced cameras. There are rumors suggesting that this year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 might also come with an integrated S Pen, further enhancing its capabilities. With the launch of the Samsung Fold 4, the Samsung fold series phone will join the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G. Let’s take a look at everything we know by far.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Release Date
Based on the early trend, the Korean tech giant is likely to launch the next Samsung Galaxy Z 4 in August or September of this year. The release of the Samsung Fold 4, the foldable smartphone is likely to coincide with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G phone. At the time of writing this article, no information or leaks about the Galaxy Z Flip 4 are available.
Samsung Fold 4 Pre Order
The pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 are set to begin two weeks after the launch event. As of now, there is no official information available regarding the specific release date of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, based on the previous three “Fold” phone launches, it is likely to be launched in August or September. To recall, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 phone in August 2021. It is highly speculated that the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be launching during the same period.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Price (expected)
The pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 remains unknown at this time. According to rumors, the South Korean tech giant is likely to maintain the same price tag for the upcoming foldable phone as its predecessor. Last year, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G comes with a price tag of USD 1799. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price in India starts at Rs 149999. Some sources suggest that Samsung could be more aggressive with Galaxy Z Fold 4 price in another report.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Design
The forthcoming foldable phone is likely to come with some design iterations. Certain design changes for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 seem quite predictable. Building on the previous Galaxy Z Fold designs, the upcoming Samsung Fold phone will likely incorporate a more durable display. Rumors suggest that Samsung may opt for a tougher glass material known as “Super Ultra Tough Glass.”
Moreover, the South Korean tech giant is likely to enhance the dust and water protection on the upcoming foldable smartphone. There is a strong possibility of an update to the external display of the Galaxy phone. Samsung is likely to explore various minor improvements to enhance the screen of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Recently, rumors suggest that Samsung is working on a new under-display fingerprint reader for the upcoming foldable phone. Business Korea discovers these rumors. Despite these rumors, the South Korean tech giant will stick with the side-mounted sensor as present in the predecessor. Also Read about the upcoming Realme foldable phone.
Meanwhile, other changes to the upcoming Samsung Fold phone are unknown. In other Samsung news, popular tipster @TheGalox_ suggests that Samsung could be using a single-hinge design on the forthcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4. This design will make the smartphone look bit thinner. Furthermore, the new design will reduce the number of moving parts in the hinge and make it more durable.
S-Pen Integration like Z Fold 3
At the same time, Android Police also reported that the upcoming Samsung foldable smartphone could get an integrated S-Pen. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 also gets S-Pen support. However, a bulky add-on case is required to keep this S-Pen. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is likely to feature a larger battery in other rumors.
Keep in mind that these are just rumors. Nothing is official as of now. We suggest you take this information with a pinch of salt. It is confirmed that Samsung will improve the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4’s display and power efficiency.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Newer chipset
The South Korean tech giant has heard many negatives about the thermals of the Samsung Galaxy S22, even though the smartphone packs in some top-notch hardware to prevent throttling. The latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a lot less power efficient than on paper based on daily usage. Since the chipset is not that efficient, the battery life is also a major concern.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus on Samsung Fold Phone
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 could not have much room for a bigger battery with such a design. Therefore, a new chipset could be the only solution. According to leaks from Ice Universe, the South Korean tech giant may use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
This processor will be more powerful than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Samsung’s sole remaining option for improving power efficiency is to switch chipsets. However, it will not cause any change for the customers in Europe and India. The customers in Europe and India will have to stick with the Exynos chipset on Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Samsung Galaxy Fold4，Flip4，Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus，TSMC 4nm
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) March 24, 2022
For Europe and India Samsung Fans, we have to wait and watch if Samsung will design a new chip or reuse the same Exynos 2200 chipset launched earlier this year. Other specs changes to the upcoming foldable phone are unknown.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 to get Galaxy S22 lineup camera
Popular leaker Dohyun Kim claims that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 could use the similar camera unit present on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone will use a 108MP main camera. In addition, the Galaxy Foldable phone will use the 10MP 3x telephoto lens. This telephoto lens debuted with the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+.
Better Camera over Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Meanwhile, there is no information about the phone’s ultra-wide camera. However, changes in the ultra-wide camera are pretty substantial. Galaxy Z Fold 3 model used a 12MP main camera unit and a 10MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The report suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be equipped with a 3x telephoto lens.
High-resolution under-display camera
Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also likely to get a higher resolution under-display camera, with a better telephoto camera. According to GalaxyClub, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be equipped with a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. A 3x optical zoom sensor is also present in Samsung’s newer Galaxy S22 series. This will be a good upgrade to Samsung’s upcoming foldable flagship.
On the front cover display of the Samsung foldable smartphone, there will most likely be a 10-megapixel selfie camera. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and the Galaxy S22 series also utilize this sensor. Another Korean leaker Yeux1122 suggests that the upcoming foldable phone will use two under-display lenses, which are less visible. He claims that the South Korean tech giant will improve the camera quality with a newer dual-camera design.