Price, release date, colors and design
Foldables haven’t quite taken over yet, but the new form factor is gaining momentum. As hardware and sales progress, we’re starting to see more and more smartphone makers adopting, like Huawei, Oppo, and even Motorola.
But if anyone keeps foldables relevant, it’s Samsung. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the bar against which we compare all other clamshell foldables, so we’re curious to see how Samsung plans to improve the design this time around for its Z Flip 4. Here’s everything we’ve heard about the Samsung’s next foldable so far.
WHAT WILL THE GALAXY Z FLIP 4 LOOK LIKE?
91mobiles “Official” images of the Z Flip 4 have recently been released. Based on these images, it looks like Samsung hasn’t made any major changes to the design. This is the third iteration of the Galaxy Z Flip, so it only makes sense that Samsung would stick with this overall form factor for the Z Flip 4. According to the 91mobiles Note, there are some slight changes, such as larger buttons.
It would be interesting to see a redesign, but we can’t complain that Samsung is sticking to its tried-and-true setup. After all, we thought the Z Flip 3 was a solid choice both in terms of looks and performance.
WILL THE Z FLIP 4 HAVE A CREASE?
Starting from these alleged official images of 91mobiles, it looks like Samsung is going to update the hinge design for the Z Flip 4. The redesigned hinge looks more shallow and could potentially reduce the screen wrinkling we see in most foldables. Deemed leak, ice universepreviously noted that the crease would be shallower.
For us, the crease on foldables is just something you have to agree to as part of the deal. However, it is reassuring to know that Samsung listens to complaints.
WILL THE Z FLIP 4 HAVE BETTER HARDWARE?
We expect Samsung to use the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for the Z Flip 4. ice universe leaked that the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 will use Snapdragon’s latest mobile processor in May. Another major donor, Yogesh Brarcorroborated the claim that Samsung will opt for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. The main screen size of the Z Flip 4 does not change to 6.7 inches, but Ross Young hints at an exterior display that will span at least two inches.
We weren’t expecting many major upgrades here with the Z Flip 4, just improved hardware and specs. To give an idea of the new chip, we are already seeing tests of the Snapdragon 8+ gen 1 processor, which apparently offers better performance and energy efficiency.
WILL THE Z FLIP 4 HAVE BETTER BATTERY LIFE?
One of the things we didn’t like about the Z Flip 3 was its poor battery life. Samsung seems to have taken this seriously as there are rumors of an upgraded Z Flip 4 battery. Initially, we heard rumors that Samsung would upgrade the battery to 3400 mAh, but later reports call for a 3,700 mAh battery.
Perhaps a bit more official than tweets, battery capacity certifications from MyFixGuide flaunt a dual-battery setup totaling 3,595mAh for the Z Flip 4. We hope Samsung goes for the bigger upgrade.
WHAT COLORS WILL THE Z FLIP 4 BE AVAILABLE IN?
It looks like the Bespoke Edition might return for the Z Flip 4 as there may be a wide variety of colors, depending Ross Young. Our guess is that there will be four main colors, gold, grey, purple and light blue options, but the multi-color options will be part of the bespoke edition options. The bespoke edition for the Z Flip 3 arrived a few months after the foldable was officially released, but there’s a chance we could get it sooner this time around with the Z Flip 4.
HOW MUCH WILL THE GALAXY Z FLIP 4 COST?
We hope Samsung keeps the $999 price tag with its Z Flip 4 at least. There’s no indication of a boost with the Z Flip 4, and we think that’s about the right price to potentially convert mainstream smartphone users. There is even a hint of Ross Young about a potential price drop – a decision we can certainly make.
WHEN WILL THE GALAXY Z FLIP 4 BE RELEASED?
We’re one step closer to the long-awaited reveal of the Z Flip 4. If we follow Samsung’s trend of releasing foldables, the Z Flip 4 will be officially unveiled in August. We even saw a more specific date thanks to an industry leak Tweet by Evan Blassmarking August 10 as the date for Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event.
This is probably the event that Samsung reveals both the Z Flip 4 and the Z Fold 4 since the name of the event would be “Unfold Your World”. For those who are already sold on the Z Flip 4, Jon Prosseranother known industry leaker, expects Samsung’s next two foldables to officially launch on August 26, while pre-orders will begin on August 10.