Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to launch soon with new features and improvements in terms of camera. The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 will bring some iterative enhancements over its predecessor. The next Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 phone will succeed the last year’s foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The term iterative improvement suggests that the upcoming Samsung foldable phone will bring a tougher screen, a newer chipset, and improved cameras. This year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 could get an integrated S Pen if rumors are considered. With the launch of the Galaxy Z 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
Following the early trend, the Korean tech giant could launch the next Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 in August or September this year. The foldable smartphone will launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G phone. While writing this article, we don’t have any information or leaks about this Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will begin two weeks after the launch event. Meanwhile, we don’t have official information about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 release date. Considering the previous three “Fold” phones launches 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 is still a mystery. As per rumors, the South Korean tech giant will stick with the same price tag for the upcoming foldable phone. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 launched with a price tag of USD 1799 last year. 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 upcoming foldable phone could launch with some design iterations. Some of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 design changes are quite predictable. Based on the previous Galaxy Z Fold designs, the upcoming Galaxy Fold phone will probably feature a more durable display. According to rumors, Samsung could use the more durable glass called “Super Ultra Tough Glass.”
Furthermore, the South Korean tech giant will also improve dust or water protection on the upcoming foldable smartphone. An update to the Galaxy phone’s external display is strongly possible. The Korean tech giant will find small ways to improve 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 Galaxy 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.
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 Galaxy Fold
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+.
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 expected 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 Galaxy Z 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.