Samsungit’s today — here it is – and we expect to see a few new foldable phones. Samsung’s teaser for the event shows what could be the rumored Galaxy Z Flip 4 and .
Although the Galaxy Z Flip andare both foldable phones, they differ in many ways. The most noticeable difference is that the Z Fold folds like a book, while the Z Flip folds vertically. Last year’s Z Flip 3 was called “ ” by CNET’s Patrick Holland, and the upcoming Z Flip 4 will likely bring some welcome upgrades and improvements.
Read more: Samsung Unpacked Live Blog: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 Reveals Coming
We’re rounding up all the rumors regarding the Galaxy Z Flip 4 release date, price, new features and specs and will update this story as new information becomes available. Here’s what we’ve heard so far. Just note that since these are rumours, none of the specs have been confirmed by Samsung.
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Release date: Will we see the Galaxy Z Flip 4 on August 10?
Followingby tipster Evan Blass Samsung has confirmed that it will . It’s still unclear what exactly will be announced at the company’s upcoming event, but Samsung’s invite and teaser trailer show what appears to be a new version of the Galaxy Z Flip clamshell.
Looking at the history of the foldable phone (and its Galaxy Z Fold sibling), we can generally infer when to expect a new device.
The launch of the Galaxy Z Flip doesn’t seem to follow a particular pattern, as the original was announced in February 2020 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was released in August 2021. However, Samsung seems to have bundled the device with the Galaxy Z Fold, which is the reason the Z Flip jumped from version 1 to 3 – to fit the Z Fold naming convention.
Galaxy Fold 2019 and 2020were released in September, while the Z Fold 3 debuted in August 2021. If Samsung plans to release the phones as a pair, we can probably expect the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in August or September alongside which corresponds to the upcoming event date.
Price: The Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be cheaper
We haven’t heard much about the possible price of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 so far. However, we can take a lookfor advice.
The Korean leaker who goes by the handle suggests yeux1122. (Leaker yeux1122 doesn’t have much of a record compared to others. MacRumors reported in February that they guessed correctly release timeframe, but were incorrect about the tablet’s screen size.) While the tipster didn’t provide any other details, the speculation is consistent with the phone’s pricing history. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 ($1,800) saw a price drop compared to the ($2,000). Price for also last year to $1,000 from $1,380 for the original Z Flip.
With that in mind, it’s within the realm of possibility for Samsung to cut the cost of the Z Flip 4. But like any other rumor, we won’t know for sure until the company announces the device.
Design: Larger cover screen and new hinge
Rumors about the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4’s display suggest that Samsung has made a few small tweaks rather than big sweeping upgrades. According to Korean news site The Elec, the Z Flip 4 will retain the Z Flip 3’s 6.7-inch internal foldable display, but the outer cover screen will increase slightly from 1.83 to 1.9 inches. However, Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, believes cover-on-cover could further increase to 2 inches.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s cover screen, the display on the outside when the phone is closed, is four times larger than the original Z Flip, and Holland praised the move as “.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 may also get a redesigned hinge. So according to leaker Ice Universe. The new hinge, which is also shown in the leaked images of the foldable phone published by Blass, would be thinner than the ones on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and may give the phone a slimmer design overall.
However, according to Samsung’s patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Office, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 may get more than just a new cover screen and hinge. The patent, as reported by Dutch blog LetsGoDigital in March, shows the Galaxy Z Flip having both a foldable and an expandable display that can be pulled out to create a display that’s twice as large.
Cameras: rotating lenses?
Samsung hasn’t upgraded the camera hardware for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but the upcoming Z Flip 4 may offer some improvements. If the rumors are to be believed, the new foldable device will offer a rotating camera and a better camera under the display.
Samsung filed another patent application at the World Intellectual Property Office for a clamshell phone with a rotating camera, as reported by LetsGoDigital in 2021. The camera, which sits on a hinged hinge, has two lenses and can be rotated to be used when the phone is closed. open or at various angles in between. This means that the camera can take selfies and fulfill other photography needs.
While an all-in-one camera sounds neat, it can also make the folding hinge significantly larger, making the phone itself bigger and bulkier.
Another rumor from Korean leaker yeux1122 suggests that Samsung has been testing versions of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with improved camera under the display which can also be used on the cover screen. However, the company is also rumored to have tested versions of the phone with a punch-hole display cutout.
Other listed specifications and features
Here’s everything else we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s specs and potential new features.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 may have a larger battery capacity than its predecessor. According to an Ice Universe leak, Samsung’s upcoming foldable phone could have a 3700 mAh battery. That’s 400mAh more than last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip
Rumors from Ice Universe also suggest that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 both can run on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip. The new chip would give the foldable devices more performance than the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 3, which run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is said to come in four colors, including blue, black, cream and a lavender variant, which is called Bora Purple according to the supposed renders published by MySmartPrice.
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