The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to be one of the highlights of Samsung’s phone portfolio in 2022. We’re interested to see where Samsung takes the series next after improving its bigger foldable with this year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the greatest folding phone we’ve seen so far, and price aside, it’s one we can confidently recommend. However, it isn’t quite the perfect folding phone, so we’ve compiled a list of features we’d want to see in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 to make it even better.
So yet, there are only a few speculations regarding the Galaxy Z Fold 4, with no definitive specs or features. However, there are a number of features that we hope Samsung will bring, such as improved cameras and better integration for the S Pen pen.
You’ll find them all below, and we’ll use this post to keep you updated on any new information or rumours as they become available. As you might guess, there hasn’t been much news about the Z Fold 4 so yet, but we expect leaks to begin in the next weeks and months, and we’ll keep track of them all here.
You’ll also get details on the expected release date and pricing, as none has leaked yet, but we can make reasonable guesses on both.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 release date and price
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will most likely be declared in August 2022, with delivery either later in the month or toward the beginning of September. We say that in light of the fact that both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 were declared in August of their delivery years, hitting stores no less than a little while later.
Nonetheless, as there arent no delivery date tales yet we cannot be sure Samsung will adhere to that timetable, particularly as the first Samsung Galaxy Fold was disclosed in February 2019. However, that didn’t really hit stores until September either, so marry say an August declaration is logical.
The cost is something we can just truly speculate until further notice, however the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 beginnings at $1,799/1,599/AU$2,499. That is very not exactly the past model expense, and considering that Samsungs foldable are quite often reprimanded at their costs, marry think the Z Fold 4 will either have a comparable cost or be somewhat more reasonable, to take off analysis.
To be sure, one source has explicitly said the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be less expensive, however, they didn’t say how much by.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: latest news (November 18)
- A Korean leaker claims the Z Fold 4 will have under-display cameras both on the interior and exterior displays, as well as several other more welcome refinements.
News and Rumors
One early hole proposed that Samsung will prepare the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with an under-show camera, actually like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, yet that this time it will be less noticeable under the screen, and it can likewise evidently take better photographs.
This has been upheld by another hole which proposes the telephone will have not one but rather two under-show snappers, apparently one for the principal show and one more under the more modest cover screen.
This last option source adds that the battery will be greater, the pivot will get an update to make it lighter and more residue and waterproof, and furthermore the telephone will accompany comparative snappers to the Galaxy S22.
A patent application spotted by LetsGoDigital additionally proposes the impending foldable may have an under-show unique finger impression scanner.
However, this would be no conventional under-show unique mark scanner, it would be a twofold sided one that would sit between the cover screen and the principal screen, so you could open the telephone from either utilizing similar equipment. As ever with licenses, however, we’d take this with a touch of salt.
Past that we havent heard anything about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, yet will add to this segment when we do.
What we can say is that it will likely help the Samsung S Pen pointer, and will in all likelihood have a top-end chipset. It will likewise presumably have a comprehensively comparative plan to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Past that, it’s anyone’s surmise.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: pricing
One rumor for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which comes from Korean leaker yeux1122 on Korean site Naver, says that the phone will be getting cheaper, which given that the Z Fold 3 costs $1,799, would be quite welcome news.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 from 2020 launched at $1,999, which might suggest that after falling by $200 in one year, we may see a $400 drop over two years to $1,599 for the Z Fold 4. That would still be much more expensive than even the most fully-specced phablet-style phone, but as the gap shrinks, more and more phone buyers will be tempted to go for a foldable.
What we want to see
There are a number of things we’d like to see improved or added for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. You can read the main ones below.
If those speculations aren’t enough to whet your desire for Z Fold 4 content, we’ve compiled a little wish list for the upcoming foldable.
To begin, Samsung could do a lot worse than replicating this enticing-looking design called the “Galaxy Flex Note,” which was created by Technizo Concept and LetsGoDigital based on a patent submitted by Samsung. We appreciate how this design has a single display and space for a S Pen pen, indicating that the Z Fold series will be the successor to the Galaxy Note series, which may come to an end with the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 21 this year.
A portion of the elements we’ve seen on other Samsung telephones, and more tipped for future ones, may likewise go to the Z Fold 4. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition, with its various shading mixes, would fit right in with the Z Fold 4, in spite of the fact that with a somewhat unique sort of customization since one side of the collapsed telephone is still all screen.
Similarly, reputed new parts like the Snapdragon 898/895 or Samsung’s new LPDDR5X RAM might show up on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. We’ll presumably see these presented on the Samsung Galaxy S22 first however, in case they are because of introduction on telephones this year.
To sum up, this is what we’d prefer to see on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
1. A lower price
Every year, we say it, but the Galaxy Z Fold line is simply too pricey for the majority of users. Given the technology required, it’s fair that the price is high, but we’d like to see Samsung strive to lower it.
The good news is that Samsung appears to be doing so, since the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was somewhat less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, so maybe the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will follow suit.
We’d want to see these phones cost no more than top-end conventional smartphones in the future, but we think that’s still a few years away.
2. Better cameras
In many aspects, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a fantastic phone, but its cameras pale in comparison to those found on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and other Samsung phones.
We’d want to see that change on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 given how much we spend for these phones. Rather to the present model’s 2x optical zoom, we’d want 10x like the S21 Ultra, ideally with an additional lens for 3x zoom.
While that is our main gripe, we’d want to see the rest of the cameras improve as well, particularly the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s 4MP under-display camera, which is a nice idea but seems half-baked.
In spite of being so expensive, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has similar arrangement of cameras as the Galaxy Z Fold 2 from the prior year, yet with the interior selfie camera traded out for an under show camera.
It would ideal if Samsung offered better cameras generally speaking on the Z Fold 4. Photography won’t be a concentration for Samsung’s foldable like it is for its Galaxy S telephones, however bigger or higher goal sensors would, in any case, be a welcome expansion. An all the more remarkable Space Zoom would likewise be great.
3. Improved battery life
One thing all foldable telephones appear to battle with is battery limit, as they will more often than not have batteries that are all things considered a counterpart for standard cell phones, regardless of commonly having a lot greater screens.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 for instance has a 4,400mAh battery, which would be a normal size, best-case scenario, for a non-foldable telephone, yet with two showcases, one of which is 7.6 inches, it doesn’t go very far here.
Its life isn’t horrible, however in our tests, it was for the most part not exactly a day with moderate use, so there’s a lot of opportunities to get better. Accordingly, we need to see a greater battery and longer existence with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The Z Fold 3 is already at a disadvantage due to the fact that it must power two screens, one of which is the size of a small tablet. In our tests, we saw less than 8 hours of battery life, and we’d want to see closer to 10 hours with a mix of a bigger battery and other efficiency improvements.
4. S Pen support for the front screen
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the first Samsung foldable to support the S Pen pen, which is a significant feature that allows you to get the most out of the device’s huge screen. The S Pen, on the other hand, is only compatible with the larger main display, not the smaller secondary display.
This isn’t a significant issue because the main screen is likely to be the most helpful, but once users have a stylus, they’ll almost certainly want to use it on the other screen as well, and at 6.2 inches, this panel isn’t that little. So we’d want to see pen functionality for both displays on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, so users don’t have to move between the stylus and their fingers.
5. Add an S Pen slot
The S Pen stylus was first introduced to Samsung’s foldable with the Z Fold 3, so it would make sense for the firm to build on that with the next-generation device. Hopefully, Samsung will be able to integrate the stylus into the body of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 like the concept design above, rather than needing you to keep it separately or in specially designed cases once again.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to include an S Pen slot, so it’s only reasonable that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will do the same.
6. Another value drop
In case Samsung is not kidding about making foldable standards, it needs to follow the case of its own Galaxy Z Flip 3 and make the value nearer to that of ordinary leader telephones. This was something referenced in the report from yeux1122, yet this doesn’t mean a lot of the present moment. A great deal can change between now and the genuine presentation of the telephone.
7. Better secret showcase wrinkles
The super result of watching content on foldable presentations is that your review experience can now and again be ruined by the undeniable wrinkles in the screen. We don’t anticipate that the crease should vanish, yet it would be great to see it blur out of the spotlight a touch more.
8. Slimmer casing
By the idea of collapsing the principle show into equal parts, it will be precarious to get a foldable telephone to be particularly thin. In any case, the main grumbling of individuals we should the Z Fold 3 to is that it’s excessively thick and cumbersome to haul around. We’d prefer to see the Z Fold 4 shave a couple of more parts of an inch off of its complete size.