Samsung seems to have cracked the foldables formula after having arguably the most successful lineup of foldable phones out there at the moment. However, with the fourth-generation Flip and Fold just around the corner, the rumour mill is hard at work, giving us insights into what this new generation of foldable might look like.
It’s not that Samsung’s foldables are perfect, but they’re pretty well put together. With that in mind, let’s find out what the next generation holds for us.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 rumoured release date and price
Considering the previous generation’s launch cycle, we expect the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to arrive in August this year. As for the price, unless Samsung changes something significant on the device, you can expect to shell out around $999 for the flip phone. Samsung’s decision to lower the price on the Flip 3 worked wonders for sales, and we hope that the company sticks to this price point.
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Galaxy Z Flip 4 rumoured specs
The Flip 4 has big shoes to fill, considering its predecessor did pretty well in the market. Here’s what we’re expecting from the device.
The Flip 4 will target flagship-level performance, much like its predecessor. This means we’re expecting Snapdragon’s 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC coupled with at least 8GB RAM and storage options going up to 512GB.
Foldables have had a history of mediocre cameras since they hit the consumer market. While the Flip 3 massively improved on cameras with its 12MP cameras, we’re expecting the Flip 4 to make an even bigger jump.
However, that might not be the case. There hasn’t been much news on the Flip 4’s cameras, but from what we know, we’re getting a repeat of the 12MP wide and ultrawide cameras and the 10MP selfie shooter. Samsung has already waded waters in the under-display camera territory with the Fold 3, but it’s unclear at the moment whether or not this will come to the Flip series.
Display and Design
There will not be any significant changes to the design aspect of the Flip 4, and that’s probably for the best. The Flip 3’s design was quite good, and for a phone that folds in half, there isn’t much to change either. We’re expecting an aluminium body with a glass back.
As for the display, expect the same sizes as the predecessor for both the internal and external screens. The crease has reportedly become much shallower and blends in better with the rest of the screen. The display might get a coating of Samsung’s new Super UTG material for increased durability, but that’s about all that will change.
Battery and Charging
The Flip 3 had a 3300mAh battery with 15W fast charging. A bigger battery will be much appreciated in the successor, along with fast charging. However, there’s no word about the battery or charging tech at the moment. A bigger battery seems more likely to happen, though.
The phone is expected to ship with Android 12 on board, and we’re expecting a new version of OneUI, Samsung’s take on Android 12, to come with a few additional features and minor software upgrades better to adapt the system to the device’s form factor. The Flip 4 will also reportedly support up to four Android OS upgrades.
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Galaxy Z Fold 4 rumoured release date and price
We’re expecting the Fold 4 to arrive in the year’s second half. If Samsung sticks with the Fold 3’s launch cycle, we can expect the Fold 4 in August alongside the Flip 4.
As for the price, the company doesn’t seem to be considering a price cut, so expect to pay at least $1799 for the new device.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 rumoured specs
The Fold 3 had its ups and downs, meaning the Fold 4 is Samsung’s chance to improve upon what’s already proving to be quite a decent foldable formula.
Once again, we’re expecting flagship-level performance from the Fold 4, much like its predecessor. The phone will most likely feature Snapdragon’s 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC coupled with at least 12GB RAM and storage options going up to 1TB.
Cameras have been a weak point of foldables for quite some time, and Samsung’s devices are no exception. The triple camera setup on the Fold 3 wasn’t as good as users expected, considering the price, so this new iteration is expected to up the game by including better cameras.
From the rumours running around, the Fold 4 gets a 50MP primary shooter paired with a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom and a 12MP ultrawide camera. The outer selfie camera is a 10MP shooter, with the internal under-display camera being 4MP.
Display and Design
While the design is largely expected to be the same as the Fold 3, rumours have suggested that the Fold 4 will come with an S Pen that can be housed within the device. If this is true, we can see slight design modifications to account for the stylus. The IPX8 water resistance is expected to stay, but it’ll also be good to see the device getting dust resistance this time.
As for the displays, there’s not a lot of chatter around a change in display size. From what we know, the device is expected to et a 6.2-inch Infinity-O external display. The internal 7.6-inch display could see durability improvements. Even if the Fold 4 doesn’t come with an S Pen inside the body, it’s sure to support the styles. Samsung will reportedly introduce a Super UTG panel to deliver a better S Pen experience.
Battery and charging
The Fold 3 had a 4400mAh battery with 25W wired and 11W wireless charging. While there’s no news on battery and charging upgrades, a bigger battery and an upgrade to faster 45W charging would be nice to see.
Samsung has had a history of releasing flagships with one generation older Android versions, and we’d certainly like that to change for the Fold 4’s release. The device could come with Android 12, with a newer OneUI version for software tweaks and additional features for the device’s unique form factor. We also expect the device to get up to four Android OS upgrades.
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