Jul 25th, 2022

Samsung is set to announce its next foldable smartphone in the next few weeks – the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. While the company has confirmed the event, they did not reveal anything about the phone, but for those who are hoping to get a better idea of what they might be able to expect, here’s everything that we know about the handset for now.

Design

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Designwise, the Fold 4 is expected to look a lot like its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is working on refining the design. One of the rumors of the handset is how Samsung could improve on the hinge mechanism of the phone as well as the foldable display technology, resulting in it featuring a less-noticeable crease.

There have also been talks that Samsung could be looking to integrate the S Pen into the phone, meaning that instead of users having to carry around the stylus separately, they can keep it inside of a dedicated slot, similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Image credit – @OnLeaks X @Smartprix

As the design of the phone is expected to remain the same, the same can also be said about its displays. For those hoping for a larger screen, you might be disappointed, but we reckon it’s big enough and any bigger could make the phone thicker or more unwieldy. We’re talking about a 6.2-inch external display with a HD+ resolution, and a 7.6-inch display inside with a QXGA+ resolution.

Specs

Given that the Fold 4 is launching in the second half of 2022, it’s almost a guarantee that we are looking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset powering the handset. Worst case scenario is that it will be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Both are extremely powerful and capable chipsets so either would be fine.

Cameras

As for its cameras, we have heard that the phone will be sporting a triple camera setup on the back. It is rumored to consist of a 50MP main shooter, a 12MP ultrawide, and a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom. Some rumors do claim that the main shooter might actually be of the 108MP variety, so it looks like it’s a bit of a toss up at the moment.

The phone is also expected to feature a 4MP selfie cam on the inside of the phone, and a 10MP selfie cam on the front of the phone’s external display, so it looks like that might not have changed all that much.

Battery

For the Fold 4’s battery, it seems that the rumors are claiming that it will be packing a 4,400mAh battery. This is essentially the same battery size as its predecessor, so while it’s not a downgrade, it’s not an upgrade either. Combine that with the rumors that the Fold 4 might lack fast charging makes it kind of disappointing, but once again, this is something we’ll have to wait for Samsung to announce before getting too excited or disappointed.

Storage

We have also heard that Samsung could be expanding the overall storage capacity of the phone where 1TB models are expected to be offered, but presumably the 1TB option will be quite pricey.

Overall, for the most part it seems that this is still an upgrade over the Fold 3, but there are certain specs that we wished would have been better, so hopefully Samsung still has something in the bag to surprise us.

Pricing and availability

Samsung has confirmed that they will be hosting an Unpacked event on the 10th of August where the Fold 4 will be revealed. There is no mention of how much the phone could cost yet, but it seems that it could be slightly more expensive than its predecessor.

A recent report has revealed the possible pricing of the Flip 4, showing a marginal increase in price which can be attributed to the current global economic situation like the ongoing war, prices of oil and gas are up, and also inflation. This means that there is a chance the Fold 4 could also end up being slightly more expensive than the Fold 3.

The good news is that Samsung is actually running a promotion where customers who reserve a unit ahead of the launch will be entitled to $200 in Samsung Credit, essentially knocking $200 off the price of the phone when it launches where you can use that credit towards buying accessories for it.

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