Galaxy Z Fold 4 Rumors: Doable Amazon Leak Reveals Foldable Telephone Particulars

Samsung’s subsequent Unpacked occasion is days away, and it is anticipated that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 could possibly be revealed because the successor to final 12 months’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. Rumors and studies recommend Samsung’s subsequent large-format foldable may have a sleeker design and higher cameras which might be on par with the Galaxy S22’s, amongst different enhancements.

Samsung hasn’t made any bulletins about what’s in retailer for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. However to encourage individuals to order their telephones early, from July 19 till Aug. 10, Samsung is providing an intensive record of reductions primarily based on completely different bundles, from a most of $200 off for these reserving a Galaxy telephone, watch and buds right down to a minimal of $30 off for reserving simply Galaxy Buds. Whereas this could possibly be a touch at what’s coming at Unpacked — probably implying that new variations of the Z Flip, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds could also be on the way in which — the financial savings may additionally apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds fashions.

Here is what we have heard concerning the Galaxy Fold 4 to this point, by way of value, new options and potential specs. We’ll be updating this story as new data turns into accessible.

Doable Amazon leak studies numerous Galaxy Z Fold 4 particulars

Samsung’s subsequent foldable telephone might need had an unintentional reveal on Amazon’s Netherlands retailer. An Amazon itemizing for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, reported Friday by 9to5Google, contains point out of a 6.2-inch outer show, a 7.6-inch interior show, a 120Hz refresh price on each screens and a brand new S Pen case.

The telephone is anticipated to be revealed at Samsung Unpacked. 

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In response to the itemizing, the telephone’s interior display shows a taskbar just like what’s seen on Android tablets that features app icons and different controls. The mannequin seen within the itemizing additionally contains 512GB of storage and 12GB of reminiscence.

Design: Galaxy Z Fold 4 might not have an S Pen slot, however maybe a brand new hinge

There is no doubt in our minds that the Galaxy Fold lineup represents a outstanding showcase of expertise and innovation. However there’s only one factor: Samsung’s top-of-the-line foldable is not inherently sensible like, say, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and even the Galaxy Word collection. For instance, there was no slot for the S Pen within the Galaxy Fold 3, and primarily based on rumors, it is unclear if a Galaxy Z Fold 4 may have one both.

Twitter leaker Ice Universe, recognized for publishing Samsung leaks, mentioned in April that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 would not have an S Pen storage slot. However Korean information outlet The Elec beforehand reported that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 would be Samsung’s first foldable to incorporate a chosen S Pen holster. 

We’re crossing our fingers that the latter is true. Even higher, it could be nice if the Z Fold 4 supported a method to magnetically connect the S Pen to the telephone’s hinge, just like how an Apple Pencil can follow an iPad Professional. 

Talking of hinges, the subsequent Galaxy Z Fold might sport a single hinge design as a substitute of the double hinge seen on earlier Samsung foldable telephones. That’s, based on leaker @TheGalox, who 9to5Google says has a good monitor file. Ice Universe additionally reported related findings extra not too long ago, saying the Z Fold 4’s hinge would certainly be slimmer. This variation would possible end in a thinner and lighter general design in contrast with the Z Fold 3. 

Anticipate the screens to stay the identical measurement as these discovered on the Z Fold 3. Ice Universe says the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may have a 7.6-inch inside show and a 6.2-inch outer display (similar specs to the reported Amazon leak), every of which is able to reportedly have a 120Hz refresh price. 

The Galaxy Fold 4 may rock a double-sided fingerprint reader

Samsung launched a fingerprint sensor to its foldable telephone through the Galaxy Fold 3, the place it is positioned on the precise aspect of the handset. Accessible whether or not the machine is folded shut or opened up, it additionally doubles as an influence button. 

Nevertheless, that fingerprint reader could also be on the transfer, based on Dutch publication Lets Go Digital, and could also be positioned beneath the display as a substitute. To again up the assertion, Lets Go referred to a patent Samsung filed in March final 12 months, saying the corporate plans to include the fingerprint reader in such a method that it may be used as a double-sided fingerprint sensor. It might work on the duvet display (when the handset is folded shut), in addition to when the machine is unfurled to a tablet-size machine. On the duvet display, the fingerprint scanner would reportedly be used from the middle backside of the show. When the telephone’s unfolded, it could be on the middle backside of the left display, the report says. 

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Cameras: What to expect for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 could be getting a Galaxy S22-like upgrade. According to Dutch blog GalaxyClub, Samsung may adopt the Galaxy S22’s 10 megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom for the upcoming foldable. If this rumor becomes a reality, the Fold 4 will have a better zoom range than previous models of the device. 

The leak from Ice Universe also suggests the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will inherit some characteristics from the Galaxy S22’s camera. That means a 50-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera and 10-megapixel telephoto camera might be in store. As for the selfie camera, Ice Universe reports that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a 4-megapixel inner camera and a 10-megapixel outer camera just like its predecessor.

Samsung Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 3’s triple lens camera.

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Samsung’s Fold 4 may also have under-display cameras on cover and interior screens. The Galaxy Fold 3 also debuted an under-display camera to Samsung’s lineup of foldables. It’s located beneath the large internal display, and is one of five cameras on the device. According to rumors, the Galaxy Fold 4 will also rely on five cameras, but there’ll be two under-display cameras this time around, at least according to one Korean leaker, who goes by the handle yeux1122. 

This is another rumor I hope is inaccurate (unless Samsung drastically improves its tech) since the Galaxy Fold 3’s under-display camera was its weakest link, camera-wise. According to a review of the Galaxy Fold 3 by CNET’s Patrick Holland, indoor selfies taken with it looked “highly processed,” and even outdoor snaps in good lighting didn’t look much better. 

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Processor: Galaxy Z Fold 4 might have Qualcomm’s more powerful new chip

Samsung’s next foldable phone could run on Qualcomm’s newly announced Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, according to Ice Universe. The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is a faster and more power efficient version of the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is found in the Galaxy S22 series. It makes sense that a high-end phone like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 would have a more powerful chip. But Samsung wasn’t listed among the brands that’ll be adopting the new chip that Qualcomm mentioned when announcing the processor

Otherwise, Ice Universe’s leak indicates the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a lot in common with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The new phone will reportedly have 12GB of RAM, options for 256GB or 512GB of storage, a 4,400 mAh battery and 25-watt fast charging. 

Price: Galaxy Z Fold 4 price may shift

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 might have a different price than last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 3. According to prominent phone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, known on Twitter as OnLeaks, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 might start at 1,799 euro for its 256GB model and 1,919 euro for its 512GB model. That base price is higher than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which launched at 1,695 euro. Pricing will likely vary based on territories, but the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s US launch price was $1,800 by comparison. 

This contrasts with a projection from April by analyst Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, who then reported that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 could see a price drop.

Though the Fold 3 is the most expensive phone Samsung has released in 2021, it still got a welcome price drop compared with the previous Fold 2 and the original 2019 Fold. The Fold 3 comes in at a starting price of $1,800 in the US, which is a welcome $200 price cut from the Fold 2’s launch price. In the UK the Z Fold 3 starts at £1,599 for the 256GB variant, while in Australia it’s AU$2,499. The clamshell Z Flip 3 meanwhile saw its launch price slashed by nearly $400.

For more, check out CNET’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 reviews.