The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to be released later this year – here’s what to anticipate.
If reports of a release in the second half of 2022 are true, then the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 should be available later this year. Samsung, meanwhile, is said to have high hopes for its upcoming foldable phone.
a rumor from Asia indicates that Samsung has set a shipment target of 15 million foldable phones for this year, opens in new tab. That’s more than twice as many foldables as Samsung expects to ship by the year 2021. As expected, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will play a role in that growth, but it’s apparent that Samsung believes more consumers will be ready to give the Z Fold a try.
There are a slew of rumors about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 that can explain why Samsung is so confident about its folding phones. There is little doubt that the new Galaxy Z Fold will fix some of the issues that have plagued previous Z Fold versions.
Let’s take a closer look at the top rumored changes for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to see if you should be excited about the forthcoming smartphone release, which is presently anticipated to arrive in August.
1. A more powerful chipset for the Galaxy Z Fold 4
This year’s Galaxy S21 smartphones were powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, which is also used in the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Don’t expect the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to repeat the mistakes of its predecessors. Samsung is expected to use the more powerful Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor for its foldable device this year, but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is expected to be used in the Galaxy S22 flagships.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 smartphones will see a performance gain as a result of this change. A 10% increase in CPU and GPU performance is claimed by Qualcomm, the chip’s manufacturer. Galaxy Z Fold 4 Geekbench 5 benchmarks, leaked by The Verge, support this allegation, with Samsung’s new phone apparently beating out both the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the OnePlus 10 Pro (two Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phones).
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor’s actual selling point may be how much better it is at conserving battery life. However, Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset improves overall power efficiency by 15 percent compared to its predecessor. According to reports, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have the same 4,400 mAh battery as the Z Fold 3 – thus this is important.
In our battery life test, which involves letting phones use cellular data to browse the web until they run out of juice, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 lasted fewer than eight hours. Smartphone battery life is just about nine hours on average, so there’s potential for improvement. Adding the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be worth it if it can bring its battery life in line with that of other smartphones.
2. A less visible crease on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 display
As well as being noted for its multitasking capabilities and foldable screen, the Galaxy Z Fold line is also known for its 7.6-inch workspace. Samsung, on the other hand, has a reputation for an obvious wrinkle running down the portion of the display that folds in half. A minor problem, but when you’re shelling out $1,799 for a phone, you want it to appear as good as possible.
The crease will still be present on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but it may not be as noticeable as on prior models. The fold on the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s screen appears to be significantly less pronounced than on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in leaked photographs.
That being said, the crease problem that has bedeviled Samsung foldables isn’t present in other foldable phones, such as the Oppo Find N. The crease on Oppo’s phone, which is only available in China, is practically imperceptible and only becomes apparent when the phone is held up to the light. It would be nice if Samsung took some design cues from its competition and produced a phone that was as polished as its premium price tag would suggest.
3. The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s redesigned hinge
Samsung’s foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, will get a new hinge as part of the company’s ongoing redesign work. A double-hinge was employed in the past Folds to open and close the phone. Samsung is rumored to be moving to a single hinge design with the Z Fold 4.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s portability would be compromised as a result. When compared to the bulky devices we’ve had to lug around in the past, a gadget with just one hinge may be both slimmer and lighter. In some reports, it has been believed that a single hinge would allow for a slot to house the S Pen, which was added to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 but didn’t have a built-in attachment method. However, it is expected that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will still lack a built-in pen storage method.
4. Improved Galaxy Z Fold cameras
Even the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s selfie camera, housed in the under-display camera, felt like an afterthought on previous Galaxy Z Fold models. Actually, given the quality of the images taken by the camera’s lens, notably the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s under-display-camera. Rumors, on the other hand, claim that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will undergo a major overhaul.
Speculation suggests the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s main camera could rival Samsung’s Galaxy S22’s 50MP sensor. Another rumor has it that the Z Fold 4 will be released alongside the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is said to have a camera with a 108MP sensor. In any case, the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s 12MP main camera would be replaced by a 16MP or a 32MP option, which would result in sharper photographs.
It’s possible that the telephoto lens, which has a 12MP sensor, will be replaced with a 10MP one. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a lower resolution, but it will have a 3x optical zoom instead of the current model’s 2x zoom.
So why are you spending your money on a foldable phone if you’re looking for the finest photography phone? But if the Galaxy Z Fold 4 had superior optics, it would be a great buy and justify its expensive price.
5. New Galaxy Z Fold 4 multitasking features
The Galaxy Z Fold is one of the greatest folding phones on the market because of its ability to multitask. With its capacity to run three apps at once and its Flex mode that converts half the screen into a control panel, it’s clear that the current Fold is up to the task.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is rumored to get a new multitasking gesture to make it easier to get started. “Swipe for split screen” is a new gesture that will supposedly eliminate the steps that deter some owners of the Galaxy Z Fold from using the device for multitasking.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 outlook
Although these aren’t the only changes to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, they’re the ones we hear about most often. A much better phone is depicted, and Samsung should maintain its position atop the foldable heap as a result.
More information about the upcoming foldable phone will likely surface in the near future. As the Galaxy Z Fold 4 isn’t expected to ship until August 10th, there’s still time for more information to emerge. As soon as we have it, we’ll put it all together for you in our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 hub.