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Interior display: 7.6-inch QXGA+ AMOLED, 120HzExterior display: 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED, 120HzCPU: Snapdragon 8 Plus gene 1RAM: 12GBStorage: 128GB/256GB/1TBRear cameras: 50MP main; 12MP ultrawide; 10MP telephoto (3x zoom)Front cameras: 10MP (exterior), 4MP (under-display)Battery size: 4,400 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has some big shoes lớn fill if it"s to lớn follow on from the impressive Galaxy Z Fold 3. But there"s room for improvement, with the foldable phones formula still not yet perfected.

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While a trickle of rumors is now starting lớn flow steadily for the Z Fold 4, there"s still quite a bit we don"t know. So below we"ve collected all the leaks and rumors we"ve heard so far, & we"ve weighed in with our thoughts on what the Z Fold 4 needs to lớn improve on if Samsung wants khổng lồ continue to hold onto the best foldable phones crown with its next generation.

Take a look below to see what"s been rumored (and what we want) for the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 latest news (updated June 16)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Possible release date

Both the leaks so far và our educated guesses match when it comes lớn the possible launch of the new Z Fold 4. The last two generations of Galaxy Z Fold have arrived in late summer/early fall, with the Z Fold 3 launching in August, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 arriving in September the year before. We suspect that Samsung would want to lớn steer clear of a possible mid-September launch date to avoid having lớn compete for attention with the iPhone 14, therefore we"d expect a similar launch date at the over of August or early September for the Z Fold 4 as well.

That"s exactly what leaker Jon Prosser has claimed, saying August 10 is the day we"ll see the Z Fold 4 (and a couple of other devices). Pre-orders will supposedly mở cửa the same day, và last until the retail launch day: August 26.

When it does debut, the next Fold could bởi vì so under a different name. In some European countries, Samsung is selling the current mã sản phẩm as the Galaxy Fold 3 — an apparent response to lớn the letter Z being adopted by Russian officials as a symbol in support of the invasion of Ukraine. That"s sparked speculation that Samsung could drop the Z from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 name.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Price speculation

One rumor for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which comes from Korean leaker yeux1122 on Korean site Naver, & another from Ross Young, 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 và more phone buyers will be tempted to lớn go for a foldable.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Design

We"re now starting to see some big leaks around the Z Fold 4"s potential design.

The most recent leak from Ice Universe says that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a less visible crease (opens in new tab). Plus the weight is tipped to be just 8.9 ounces. That would be a lot less than the 9.5-ounce Z Fold 3 & closer in weight lớn the 8.5-ounce iPhone 13 Pro Max.

There"s also a mix of Galaxy Z Fold 4 renders courtesy of OnLeaks and Smartprix. These show the rumored phone from almost every angle, as well as revealing quite a few details about the foldable — assuming they"re accurate, of course.

(Image credit: Smartprix/OnLeaks)

OnLeaks và Smartprix also claim the hinge design has been changed, but that"s not clear from these renders.

The same sources say that the displays will be 6.2 inches (exterior) và 7.6 inches (interior), just lượt thích on the Z Fold 3. Both are expected lớn retain their 120 Hz refresh rates, too.

Finally, the leakers reckon the phone"s overall size, when unfolded, will be 6.1 x 5.1 x 0.27 inches (155 x 130 x 7.1 mm). That would make it a little shorter but wider và thicker than its predecessor.

Those leaked renders tally with several other rumors we"ve previously heard. For instance, a post on Korean blogging site Naver claimed that Samsung is considering ways to lớn reduce the phone"s weight by reworking its hinge, & improving the waterproofing & dustproofing. A lighter phone that is less susceptible khổng lồ water & dust damage sounds ideal lớn us.

TheGalox (opens in new tab)on Twitter, claimes that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will use a single hinge in the center of the handset rather than the two used by the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This would enable a thinner and lighter design while making the Z Fold 4 more durable.

According khổng lồ leaker Ice Universe (opens in new tab), the Galaxy Z Fold 4"s internal display will have a new aspect ratio that"s more square (opens in new tab), as opposed to 5:4 for the Z Fold 3. The result is that the panel could be both shorter & wider.A newer leak from IU says this ratio will be 6:5, which is indeed slightly squarer.

The outside will apparently remain very narrow & tall, but not quite as tall as before. There"s also the case leak that IU provided, showing the new shape compared khổng lồ the same case for the Z Fold 3.

Somewhat disappointing, if it"s legit, is a rumor that claims the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 won"t have a slot to lớn store the S Pen.Leaker Ice Universe has backed this up, saying the Galaxy Z Fold 4 won"t have a built-in S Pen. However, he does say the kiến thiết will be a little smaller and a little thinner, which would be good news.

Another rumor claims thatthe Galaxy Z Fold 4"s front display could be changing, with Samsung playing around with its aspect ratio in the Z Fold 4 prototypes. Which version Samsung will pick isn"t certain, but Twitter tipster Chunv8888 claims there are versions with no difference to the Z Fold 3 ranging lớn those with a much different shape.

As for the inner display, Samsung may be upgrading the current Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) material for a better one, according to lớn leaker yeux1122. This improved material would supposedly be tougher và higher quality, making it better to lớn use with an S Pen stylus (even if it"s not built in).

One thing that apparently won"t be changing about the kiến thiết is the fingerprint-sensing power nguồn button. Samsung has allegedly decided not lớn go ahead with a planned under-display fingerprint module for the Z Fold 4, instead keeping the Z Fold 3"s button-mounted sensor. That may be better overall though, as the button-mounted sensor is already a reliable option.

The phone"s color options are not as fascinating as the new engineering work going into the phone, but are still important for how the phone looks. According to leaker Ross Young, the Z Fold 4 could come in beige, grey or black, a trio of fairly muted colors for such an expensive phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Cameras

The latest camera rumor for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has it tipped lớn get a 50MP main sensor and địa chỉ a 3x zoom optical zoom on the telephoto camera. Comparatively, theSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3featured a trio of 12MP lenses & offered 2x optical zoom. These weren’t exactly poor performers, but felt a little under-powered on a $1,799 handset.

So if this leak comes to fruition, it would likely give the Galaxy Z Fold 4 a noticeable boost in camera performance và pretty much the same camera cài đặt as the Galaxy S22 (opens in new tab).

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 introduced a big change compared to lớn previous Samsung phones — the company"s first under-display camera on the main display. A Korean leaker claims that the Z Fold 4 could build on this by adding a second under-display camera to lớn the cover display.

However, the under-display camera was one of the weaker points of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 so having another one isn"t ideal unless Samsung works to lớn improve it. Và that"s exactly what it"s been tipped to do, with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 predicted to get a suite of under-screen camera improvements, including a 16MP sensor, up from a paltry 4MP.

It should be noted that not everyone backs the idea that Samsung is going lớn bolster the under-display camera with that kích cỡ sensor. Ice Universe tweeted out a list of Galaxy Z Fold 4 specs they described as "100% accurate," and the under-display camera was still listed as a 4MP sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Battery và performance

The only rumor we have about the Z Fold 4"s power source is an unfortunate one. It says that Samsung will be keeping the battery roughly the same kích cỡ as it currently is on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.Leaked specs from both Yogesh Brar & Ice Universe point lớn a 4,400 mAh battery in the new model, unchanged from last year"s power nguồn pack.

One of the worst things about foldable phones is that they have a lot more screen to lớn power, despite having a battery the same size, or sometimes smaller, than equivalent phones. The Z Fold 3"s battery life isn"t that good, but if Samsung isn"t changing the battery capacity, then it will have to lớn make the phone more efficient elsewhere lớn try & make the phone last a full day away from the wall socket.

Unfortunately charging speed may not be getting boosted to trương mục for this, with leaked regulatory documents seemingly revealing the same 25W charging speed as the Z Fold 3.

As for the new foldable"s chipset, we may see it get a Snapdragon 8 gene 1 Plus according to leaker Ice Universe. That would give it a good performance increase over the last generation, và a small advantage compared lớn the Galaxy S22 series lớn boot.

And more recently, alleged benchmarks for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 have popped up. In Geekbench 5"s testing, a device thought to be the Galaxy Z Fold 4 got a score of 1,351 in the single-core test & 3,808 in the multi-core result. The listing also hints that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will use a chip that looks a lot lượt thích the Snapdragon 8 gen 1 Plus & have 12GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold: What we"d like to see

If those rumors didn"t satisfy your appetite for Z Fold 4 material, we also have a modest wish menu for the new foldable.

To start with, Samsung could vày a lot worse than copying this enticing-looking concept titled the "Galaxy Flex Note" based on a patent filed by Samsung and brought to lớn life by Technizo Concept và LetsGoDigital. We particularly lượt thích how this kiến thiết uses a single display và features room for an S Pen stylus, which would mark the Z Fold series as the successor khổng lồ the Galaxy chú ý series, which this year saw a potential end with the cancellation of the Galaxy note 21.

(Image credit: LetsGoDigital/Technizo Concept)

Some of the features we"ve seen on other Samsung phones, & more tipped for future ones, may also come to the Z Fold 4. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition, with its multiple màu sắc combinations, would fit right in with the Z Fold 4, although with a slightly different kind of customization since one side of the folded phone is still all screen.

Equally, rumored new components lượt thích the Snapdragon 898/895 or Samsung"s new LPDDR5X RAM may appear on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. We"ll probably see these introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S22 first though, if they are due to lớn debut on phones this year.

To summarize, here"s what we"d lượt thích to see on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Better cameras

Despite costing so much, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has the same mix of cameras as the Galaxy Z Fold 2 from the year before, albeit with the internal selfie camera swapped out for an under display camera.

It would ideal if Samsung offered better cameras overall on the Z Fold 4. Photography isn"t going to lớn be a focus for Samsung"s foldables lượt thích it is for its Galaxy S phones, but larger or higher resolution sensors would still be a welcome addition. A more powerful Space Zoom would also be nice.

Add on-board S Pen storage

The Z Fold 3 introduced the S Pen stylus khổng lồ Samsung"s foldables, so it would make sense for the company lớn build on this with the next-gen model. Hopefully, the company will be able khổng lồ make the stylus fit within the Galaxy Z Fold 4"s body like the concept design above, rather than requiring you to lớn store the S Pen separately or in specially designed cases again.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to lớn get an S Pen slot, so it would be only natural fro the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to follow suit.

Another price drop

If Samsung is serious about making foldables mainstream, it needs khổng lồ follow the example of its own Galaxy Z Flip 3 và make the price closer khổng lồ that of normal flagship phones. This was something mentioned in the report from yeux1122, but this doesn"t mean much right now. A lot can change between now & the actual debut of the phone.

Better hidden display creases

The main side effect of watching nội dung on foldable displays is that your viewing experience can sometimes be spoiled by the obvious creases in the screen. We don"t expect the crease lớn disappear, but it would be nice to see it fade into the background a bit more.

Slimmer frame

By the nature of folding the main display in half, it"s going to be tricky lớn get a foldable phone to be especially thin. However, the number one complaint of people we should the Z Fold 3 lớn is that it"s too thick and bulky to carry around. We"d like to see the Z Fold 4 shave a few more fractions of an inch off of its total size.

Longer battery life

The Z Fold 3 starts at a disadvantage by having khổng lồ power two displays, including one that"s the form size of a small tablet. We saw under 8 hours of battery life in our testing, & it would lượt thích to see closer lớn 10 hours through a combination of perhaps a larger battery & other efficiency gains.