These modifications might be coming to the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The most well-liked foldable phone Samsung has ever made must be followed up with the difficult challenge of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. That would be the Galaxy Z Flip 3 from last year, which helped make the finest foldable phone more than simply a specialized gadget thanks to a more accessible sub-$1,000 pricing point.
In fact, we’ll be content if Samsung simply maintains the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s $999 pricing when its successor launches in the second half of 2022. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 isn’t likely to improve on its predecessor’s price. However, there are plenty additional ways a new Galaxy Z Flip might draw attention.
Based on all the speculations floating around regarding the new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, we have a very decent sense of what is going to happen. Due to those speculations, we not only have a solid understanding of how the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s specifications are shaping out, but we can also make some educated guesses regarding alleged design alterations.
Here are the top Galaxy Z Flip 4 rumors we’ve been following in anticipation of Samsung’s upcoming foldable flip phone’s expected August presentation, based on what we’ve heard so far.
1. A new chipset for the Galaxy Z Flip 4
The fact that it’s one of the most popular Galaxy Z Fold 4 rumors puts it at the top of the list of rumored features for Samsung’s other foldable. It is anticipated that the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will serve as the system-on-chip for the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
That is not surprising in a certain way. The best Qualcomm silicon is typically used to power Samsung’s premium foldables. However, that would have been the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 seen inside the Galaxy S22 smartphones earlier this year. Both the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 are now powered by a chipset that is more potent than the one found inside Samsung’s most recent Galaxy S flagships thanks to the addition of a Plus variant.
Just how much more potent? According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1’s CPU and GPU performance is increased by 10% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is expected to achieve 15% higher power efficiency than its predecessor, which is even more significant in terms of power savings. And that might result in…
2. Better battery life for the Galaxy Z Flip 4
Let’s face it, nobody will extol the virtues of the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s battery life, partly because it was inadequate. The Galaxy Z Flip ran out of juice after 5 hours and 43 minutes in our battery test, which involves having phones browse the internet over cellular data until they die. Compared to the typical smartphone, that is more than four hours less. Even in everyday use, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has trouble keeping up, despite the fact that our battery test might be demanding.
The enhanced power efficiency of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset will assist a little bit. However, Samsung will probably try various strategies to get more battery life out of the Z Flip 3’s replacement. According to rumors, the new model will have a battery that is 400 mAh bigger than the one in the present version.
Although 400 mAh might not seem like much, keep in mind that Samsung is constrained by the size of the Flip in terms of the amount of a battery it can fit in the device. This is one of those situations where “every little bit helps,” with the Z4 chipset’s enhanced power management and somewhat larger battery potentially resulting in a flip phone that lasts longer.
The Galaxy Z Fold’s battery life is the one thing keeping us from being more enthused about it, so Samsung had best hope so. It would be a step in the right way if the Z Fold 4 inched just a tiny bit closer to the typical battery life for smartphones.
3. A small hinge for the Galaxy Z Flip 3
Samsung may be embracing smaller hinges this year as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are expected to get new hinges. The Z Flip 4 is expected to have a more compact hinge in particular.
A lighter phone might be the most noticeable effect right away, but the 6.5-ounce Galaxy Z Flip 3 wasn’t exactly a lightweight. But users of Galaxy Z Flips, who already value the phone’s portability, are aware that lighter phones are easier to carry.
4. A more subtle crease on the Galaxy Z Flip 4
Another way the hinge might benefit the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is by helping to hide the crease where the phone splits in half. You can currently see a crease in the center of the screen when you open up the Z Flip. Depending on the background of the display, it can also be seen, but it stands out when you scroll over it with your finger. (Lighter hues draw attention to the crease.)
The crease will be less noticeable on Samsung’s latest phone, if leaked photographs of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 are to be believed. The existing crease compared to the forthcoming version, as seen in two photos stacked side by side by Leaker Ice Universe(opens in new tab), is unquestionably shallower and less noticeable.
The crease is more of a cosmetic fault than a design flaw because it occurs when screens are folded in half. Making that crease less obvious would, however, give the Galaxy Z Flip 4 a more premium feel, making it seem more deserving of its $999 asking price.
5. A larger cover display on the Galaxy Z Flip 4
Even though the Galaxy Z Fold has been plagued by wrinkles and poor battery life, the outer cover display is undoubtedly one of the better upgrades. You can view the clock and notifications without opening the phone thanks to the multi-purpose thin strip of a display. In addition, you may use the display as a viewfinder when using the external cameras to take selfies.
Although Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants predicts the next Flip will have a screen larger than 2 inches, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 1.9-inch display. Yogesh Brar, a leaker, has confirmed this once more and estimates the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s cover display to be 2.1 inches in size.
In the grand scheme of things, that extra space isn’t much, but you’d be astonished at how much more information can fit into an additional 0.2 inches. The Galaxy Z Flip’s cover display is a fantastic feature, and even a slightly larger one would be a nice upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 outlook
We wouldn’t object if Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 had other modifications, such with better camera specifications. But even if Samsung merely achieves the aforementioned improvements, the new Galaxy Flip will still be a significant upgrade over its well-liked predecessor.