However unlikely it may be, it would be wonderful if Android 13 was real.
On Twitter, Shadow leak(opens in a new tab) published renders by Technizo Concept(opens in a new tab) and some claims about how the future Samsung foldable will improve on the Galaxy Z Fold 3(opens new tab).
Incredibly, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is rumoured to run Android 13.0 (Lollipop). If the new Z Fold does come with Android 13 in 2022 or 2023, we’d be surprised if it did so at launch.
The release of the latest version of Android usually coincides with the release of a new Pixel, which usually happens in October (like the newly announced Google Pixel 7). Initially, we would have anticipated the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to run on Android 12, the most recent stable version of the operating system.
It’s still early for a non-Google phone to run the latest version of Android, but Google is expecting to have Android 13 stable by June/July, at least a month before the projected August launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4. We’re doubtful of this, but we’re open to being proven incorrect if Android 13 leaves testing earlier than planned.
Based on the information we already have, other portions of the disclosure, such as the rendered images, are more understandable. According to rumour, Samsung is experimenting with a slightly adjusted aspect ratio this year to make the phone more comfortable to hold open and closed. The matte black surface of the phone resembles the previous model’s colour palette.
In comparison to the Z Fold 3’s underwhelming cameras, the Galaxy S22’s three rear-facing cameras could be a significant advance. The new 50MP main camera and the 3x zoom 12MP telephoto camera would be the most remarkable. This telephoto camera may be even better than the one Samsung employs on any of its Galaxy S22 models because it has a higher resolution.
The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU, which has just been confirmed for use in a variety of premium Android phones, including the Galaxy S22 series, is also expected to be included in the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it appears to be a significant upgrade over the current chip in the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Finally, given the Galaxy Z Fold 3 featured its own S Pen, it’s safe to assume that the device will work with a stylus. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 was expected to have a built-in S Pen, just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The S Pen’s huge internal display makes using a stylus much easier, however storing it in the phone instead of a case attachment would be ideal.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are expected to be unveiled by Samsung in August of this year, as previously said. Get the newest information from our rumour centres.