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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 — everything we know so far

If the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is to follow the impressive Galaxy Z Fold 3, it has some big shoes to fill. However, there is room for improvement with the yet to be perfected folding phone formula.

While some rumors are starting to flow for the Z Fold 4, there are still some things we don’t know. Below, we’ve rounded up all the leaks and rumors we’ve heard so far and consider what the Z Fold 4 needs to improve if Samsung wants to continue to hold its crown of best foldable phone with the next generation.

Take a look below to see the rumors (and what we want) about the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 News (Updated April 21)

  • The Z-Fold design may be getting smaller and lighter, and it may be getting cheaper and selling more.
  • Leaker Ice Universe says the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will not have a built-in S Pen, despite previous rumors to the contrary.
  • A new camera leak suggests that the Z Fold 4 may actually get the 108MP camera of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
  • The Z Fold4 might keep the Z Fold 3’s power button fingerprint scanner instead of getting a new display system, but this might be for the best.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Possible release date

When it comes to the possible launch of the new Z Fold 4, both the leaks and our predictions so far overlap. The last two generations of the Galaxy Z Fold arrived in late summer/early autumn with the launch of the Z Fold 3 in August, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 arrived in September of the previous year. Therefore, we expect a similar late-August or early-September release date for the Z Fold 4.

We suspect that Samsung is looking to avoid a possible mid-September release date for the iPhone 14.

When released, the next Fold will be able to do so under a different name. In some European countries, Samsung is selling the current model as the Galaxy Fold 3 – a clear response to the letter Z, which is considered by Russian authorities to be a symbol of support for the invasion of Ukraine. This led to speculation that Samsung might drop the Z from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 name.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: pricing

A rumor for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 from Korean leaker yeux1122 on Korean website Naver and another rumor from Ross Young says the phone will be cheaper, which is very nice considering the Z Fold 3 costs $1,799 It will be news. . .

The 2020 Galaxy Z Fold 2 launches at $1,999; this might suggest that after dropping $200 a year, we could see a drop of $400 in two years and drop to $1,599 for the Z Fold 4. -featured phablet-style phones, but as the space narrows, more and more phone buyers will be tempted to opt for a foldable one.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Design

We still expect Samsung to stick to the basic formula of the Z Fold 3 while making the Z Fold 4. However, some changes were suggested by a leaker.

In a post on the Korean blog Naver, they claim that Samsung is considering ways to reduce the weight of the phone by reworking its hinge and improving its waterproofing and dust protection. A phone that is lighter and less damaged by water and dust seems ideal to us.

A photo of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and S Pen

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

Likewise, the leaking Anthony @TheGalox He states on Twitter that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will use a single hinge in the middle of the device instead of the two hinges that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 uses. resistant.

A rumor claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 won’t have a slot to store the S Pen is somewhat disappointing, even if it’s legitimate. Leaker Ice Universe backed this up, saying the Galaxy Z Fold 4 won’t have a built-in S Pen. But he says the design will be a little smaller and a little thinner, which would be good news.

Another rumor claims that the front screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may change as Samsung plays with the aspect ratio on the Z Fold 4 prototypes. Compared to the Z Fold 3, it changes for those with a very different shape.

As for the internal display, Samsung may be upgrading its existing Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) material to a better one, according to yeux1122. This improved material is expected to be sturdier and higher quality, making it better to use with the S Pen stylus (even if it’s not built in).

Of course, there are other directions Samsung could go if it decides to ditch its existing book-style folding format. Samsung Display’s CES 2022 concepts offer three ideas for portable folding devices. Two of them use an s-fold design to create three panes instead of two, while the other is a “slider” that expands the width of the screen on command. Perhaps these are the ideas Samsung will take for Z Fold phones much further ahead, but it seems reasonable to see the Z Fold 4 adopt the s-fold design.

A rumor from Korean publication The Elec claims that Samsung may be working on a built-in S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. ). This means that the Fold 4 will have a silo in which the pen fits. This will make it easier to use the S Pen on the go as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a storage issue for the accessory.

One thing that will apparently not change in the design is the fingerprint-sensing power button. Samsung has reportedly decided not to go ahead with an under-display fingerprint module planned for the Z Fold 4, keeping the Z Fold 3’s button-mount sensor. This could be better overall, as the button-mounted sensor is already an option. .

Samsung Galaxy Z Kat 4: cameras

A report says the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will use the same camera setup as the Galaxy S22. This means you can see the same large telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom that was 2x on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

We’ll have to see if the Z Fold 4 will use the same 50 MP main and 12 MP ultra-wide cameras as the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, but a recent rumor from Dohyun Kim claims that the new model will actually take on the S22. ultra.. 108 MP main camera.

yours has no details chirp Outside of the “Galaxy Z Fold4 108MP Camera” claim, but if that’s true it would be great news and would give the foldable a huge competitive edge.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 featured a major change compared to previous Samsung phones, the company’s first under-screen camera on the home screen. A Korean leakster claims that the Z Fold 4 can build on this by adding a second under-screen camera to the cover display.

That said, the under-screen camera was one of the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s weakest points, so having another camera isn’t ideal unless Samsung is working on improving it. And with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 scheduled to receive a host of under-screen camera improvements, that’s exactly what’s recommended.

Samsung Galaxy Z Kat 4: battery

The only rumor we have about the Z Fold 4’s power supply is an unfortunate one. Samsung says it will keep the battery roughly the same size as it currently does in the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

One of the worst things about foldable phones is that they have much more screens despite having the same size or sometimes a smaller battery as equivalent phones. The Z Fold 3’s battery life isn’t that great, but if Samsung isn’t replacing its battery capacity, it will need to make the phone more efficient elsewhere to keep the phone away from the wall for a full day.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold: What we want to see

If those rumors haven’t satisfied your appetite for the Z Fold 4, we also have a modest wish list for the new foldable.

For starters, Samsung could do much worse than copy this eye-catching concept titled “Galaxy Flex Note” based on a patent filed by Samsung and brought to life by Technizo Concept and LetsGoDigital. We particularly like that this design uses a single screen and has space for an S Pen stylus, which will mark the Z Fold series as the successor to the Galaxy Note series, which saw a possible end with the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 21 this year. .

Illustrations of a Samsung Galaxy Flex Note based on Samsung patents

(Image credit: LetsGoDigital/Technizo Concept)

Some of the features we’ve seen in other Samsung phones, and more likely in the future, may also make their way to the Z Fold 4. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition with its multiple color combinations performs well with the Z. Fold 4, but one side of the folded phone still takes up the entire screen, albeit with a slightly different type of customization.

Similarly, rumors of new components like the Snapdragon 898/895 or Samsung’s new LPDDR5X RAM may appear on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. If they launch on phones this year, we’ll likely see them first introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S22.

To sum it up, these are what we want to see in the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

better cameras

Despite costing a lot, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has the same set of cameras as previous year’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, although the built-in selfie camera has been swapped out for an under-display camera.

It would be ideal if Samsung offered better cameras overall in the Z Fold 4. Photography won’t be a focus on Samsung’s foldables as it is on the Galaxy S phones, but higher or higher resolution sensors would still be a nice addition. A more powerful Space Zoom would also be nice.

Add onboard S Pen storage

The Z Fold 3 introduced the S Pen stylus to Samsung’s foldable devices, so it would only make sense for the company to improve this with the next-gen model. Fortunately, the company will be able to fit the stylus into the body of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, like the conceptual design above, without requiring you to re-store the S Pen separately or in specially designed cases.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to have an S Pen slot, so it would be natural for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to do the same.

Another price drop

If Samsung is serious about the foldable mainstream, it needs to do the same with its own Galaxy Z Flip 3 and bring the price closer to that of regular flagship phones. This was something that was mentioned in yeux1122’s report, but it doesn’t make much sense anymore. A lot can change between now and the phone’s debut.

The best hidden screen wrinkles

The main side effect of watching content on folding screens is that your viewing experience can sometimes be marred by obvious creases on the screen. We don’t expect the crease to disappear, but it would be nice to see it go a little deeper into the background.

thinner frame

Due to the nature of folding the home screen in half, it will be difficult to make a folding phone particularly thin. However, the number one complaint of those to whom we owe the Z Fold 3 is that it is too thick and bulky to carry. We’d love to see the Z Fold 4 cut a few more inches from its full size.

Longer battery life

The Z Fold 3 gets off to a downside as it has to power two monitors, one of which is the size of a small tablet. We saw less than 8 hours of battery life in our tests, and perhaps we would have liked to see more than 10 hours, a combination of a larger battery and other efficiency gains.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 — everything we know so far

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has some big shoes to fill if it’s to follow on from the impressive Galaxy Z Fold 3. But there’s room for improvement, with the foldable phones formula still not yet perfected. 
While a trickle of rumors is starting to flow for the Z Fold 4, there’s still quite a bit we don’t know. So below we’ve collected all the leaks and rumors we’ve heard so far, and we’ve weighed in with our thoughts on what the Z Fold 4 needs to improve on if Samsung wants to continue to hold onto the best foldable phones crown with its next generation.
Take a look below to see what’s been rumored (and what we want) for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. 
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 latest news (updated April 21)
The Z Fold’s design may be getting smaller and lighter, and could be getting cheaper and being sold in greater numbers.
The leaker Ice Universe says the Galaxy Z Fold 4 won’t have a built-in S Pen, despite earlier rumors to the contrary. 
A fresh camera leak suggests the Z Fold 4 could actually get the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 108MP camera. 
The Z Fold4 could keep the Z Fold 3’s power button fingerprint scanner rather than getting a new under-display system, but that could be for the best.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Possible release date
Both the leaks so far and our educated guesses match when it comes to the possible launch of the new Z Fold 4. The last two generations of Galaxy Z Fold have arrived in late summer/early fall, with the Z Fold 3 launching in August, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 arriving in September the year before. Therefore we’d expect a similar launch date at the end of August or early September for the Z Fold 4 as well.
We suspect that Samsung would want to steer clear of a possible mid-September launch date for the iPhone 14. 
When it does debut, the next Fold could do so under a different name. In some European countries, Samsung is selling the current model as the Galaxy Fold 3 — an apparent response to the letter Z being adopted by Russian officials as a symbol in support of the invasion of Ukraine. That’s sparked speculation that Samsung could drop the Z from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 name.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Pricing
One rumor for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which comes from Korean leaker yeux1122 on Korean site Naver, and another from Ross Young, says that the phone will be getting cheaper, which given that the Z Fold 3 costs $1,799, would be quite welcome news.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 from 2020 launched at $1,999, which might suggest that after falling by $200 in one year, we may see a $400 drop over two years to $1,599 for the Z Fold 4. That would still be much more expensive than even the most fully-specced phablet-style phone, but as the gap shrinks, more and more phone buyers will be tempted to go for a foldable.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Design
We’re still expecting Samsung to stick with the basic formula of the Z Fold 3 when making the Z Fold 4. However a few changes have already been tipped by one leaker.
They claim in a post on Korean blogging site Naver that Samsung is considering ways to reduce the phone’s weight by reworking its hinge, and improving the waterproofing and dustproofing. A lighter phone that is less susceptible to water and dust damage sounds ideal to us.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
Along the same lines, leaker Anthony, going by @TheGalox on Twitter, claimes that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will use a single hinge in the center of the handset rather than the two used by the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This would enable a thinner and lighter design while making the Z Fold 4 more durable. 
Somewhat disappointing, if it’s legit, is a rumor that claims the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 won’t have a slot to store the S Pen. Leaker Ice Universe has backed this up, saying the Galaxy Z Fold 4 won’t have a built-in S Pen. However, he does say the design will be a little smaller and a little thinner, which would be good news. 
Another rumor claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s front display could be changing, with Samsung playing around with its aspect ratio in the Z Fold 4 prototypes. Which version Samsung will pick isn’t certain, but Twitter tipster Chunv8888 claims there are versions with no difference to the Z Fold 3 ranging to those with a much different shape.
As for the inner display, Samsung may be upgrading the current Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) material for a better one, according to leaker yeux1122. This improved material would supposedly be tougher and higher quality, making it better to use with an S Pen stylus (even if it’s not built in).
Of course, there are other directions Samsung could go if it decided to ditch the current book-style fold format. Samsung Display’s CES 2022 concepts feature three ideas for handheld foldable devices. Two of them use an s-fold design to create three panels instead of two, while the other is a “slidable” that extends the screen’s width on command. Maybe these are only ideas that Samsung will pick up for Z Fold phones much further down the line, but seeing the Z Fold 4 adopt the s-fold design seems within reasonable reach.

A rumor from Korean publication The Elec claims that Samsung might be working on a built-in S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. This would make a lot of sense since the Galaxy S22 Ultra also features one (like the Galaxy Notes of old). This would mean the Fold 4 would have silo where the stylus slots in. This would make S Pen use on the go a breeze, since the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a storage issue for the accessory.
One thing that apparently won’t be changing about the design is the fingerprint-sensing power button. Samsung has allegedly decided not to go ahead with a planned under-display fingerprint module for the Z Fold 4, instead keeping the Z Fold 3’s button-mounted sensor. That may be better overall though, as the button-mounted sensor is already a reliable option.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Cameras
A report says that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will use the same camera setup as the Galaxy S22. This would mean that you could see the same great telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, up from 2x on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. 
We’ll have to see if the Z Fold 4 will use the same 50MP main and 12MP ultra-wide cameras as the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, however a new rumor from leaker Dohyun Kim claims the new model will actually get the S22 Ultra’s 108MP main camera. 
There’s no detail in his tweet beyond the statement “Galaxy Z Fold4 108MP Camera,” but that would be big news if true and would give the foldable a major advantage over the competition. 
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 introduced a big change compared to previous Samsung phones — the company’s first under-display camera on the main display. A Korean leaker claims that the Z Fold 4 could build on this by adding a second under-display camera to the cover display. 
However, the under-display camera was one of the weaker points of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 so having another one isn’t ideal unless Samsung works to improve it. And that’s exactly what it’s been tipped to do, with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 predicted to get a suite of under-screen camera improvements.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Battery
The only rumor we have about the Z Fold 4’s power source is an unfortunate one. It says that Samsung will be keeping the battery roughly the same size as it currently is on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. 
One of the worst things about foldable phones is that they have a lot more screen to power, despite having a battery the same size, or sometimes smaller, than equivalent phones. The Z Fold 3’s battery life isn’t that good, but if Samsung isn’t changing the battery capacity, then it will have to make the phone more efficient elsewhere to try and make the phone last a full day away from the wall socket.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold: What we’d like to see
If those rumors didn’t satisfy your appetite for Z Fold 4 material, we also have a modest wish list for the new foldable.
To start with, Samsung could do a lot worse than copying this enticing-looking concept titled the “Galaxy Flex Note” based on a patent filed by Samsung and brought to life by Technizo Concept and LetsGoDigital. We particularly like how this design uses a single display and features room for an S Pen stylus, which would mark the Z Fold series as the successor to the Galaxy Note series, which this year saw a potential end with the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 21.

(Image credit: LetsGoDigital/Technizo Concept)
Some of the features we’ve seen on other Samsung phones, and more tipped for future ones, may also come to the Z Fold 4. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition, with its multiple color combinations, would fit right in with the Z Fold 4, although with a slightly different kind of customization since one side of the folded phone is still all screen. 
Equally, rumored new components like the Snapdragon 898/895 or Samsung’s new LPDDR5X RAM may appear on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. We’ll probably see these introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S22 first though, if they are due to debut on phones this year.
To summarize, here’s what we’d like to see on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Better cameras
Despite costing so much, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has the same set of cameras as the Galaxy Z Fold 2 from the year before, albeit with the internal selfie camera swapped out for an under display camera.
It would ideal if Samsung offered better cameras overall on the Z Fold 4. Photography isn’t going to be a focus for Samsung’s foldables like it is for its Galaxy S phones, but larger or higher resolution sensors would still be a welcome addition. A more powerful Space Zoom would also be nice. 
Add on-board S Pen storage
The Z Fold 3 introduced the S Pen stylus to Samsung’s foldables, so it would make sense for the company to build on this with the next-gen model. Hopefully, the company will be able to make the stylus fit within the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s body like the concept design above, rather than requiring you to store the S Pen separately or in specially designed cases again.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to get an S Pen slot, so it would be only natural fro the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to follow suit. 
Another price drop
If Samsung is serious about making foldables mainstream, it needs to follow the example of its own Galaxy Z Flip 3 and make the price closer to that of normal flagship phones. This was something mentioned in the report from yeux1122, but this doesn’t mean much right now. A lot can change between now and the actual debut of the phone.
Better hidden display creases
The main side effect of watching content on foldable displays is that your viewing experience can sometimes be spoiled by the obvious creases in the screen. We don’t expect the crease to disappear, but it would be nice to see it fade into the background a bit more. 
Slimmer frame
By the nature of folding the main display in half, it’s going to be tricky to get a foldable phone to be especially thin. However, the number one complaint of people we should the Z Fold 3 to is that it’s too thick and bulky to carry around. We’d like to see the Z Fold 4 shave a few more fractions of an inch off of its total size.
Longer battery life
The Z Fold 3 starts at a disadvantage by having to power two displays, including one that’s the size of a small tablet. We saw under 8 hours of battery life in our testing, and it would like to see closer to 10 hours through a combination of perhaps a larger battery and other efficiency gains. 

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