For foldable phones, this is a big deal.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 are slated to go on sale in the coming months, and new leaks have surfaced regarding the most critical components of these foldable phones: the hinges and creases.
You can start with a tweet from Ice Universe, a well-known source of reliable information (opens in new tab). Apparently, “most people” will be pleased with the improvement in the Z Flip 4’s crease from the Z Flip 3’s crease.
An earlier tweet from the same source showed some of the Z Flip 4 cases that had been made, and this latest tweet shows that the hinge has been compacted as well, delivering another another upgrade in design over the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
It’s also a foldable one.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 appears to be getting a similar makeover as well. When we first heard about this phone a few weeks ago, we were told that the crease will be less noticeable on this foldable phone as well.
A tweet from Ice Universe a few days ago showed a more compact hinge on the Z Fold 4 than on the Z Fold 3—the same kind of upgrade being discussed for the Z Flip 4—and we’re once again obliged to him.
According to the tipster, the design of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has “changed a lot.” Our wait is almost over: Samsung hasn’t verified the handsets are real or set a launch date, but the devices are expected to be launched in August.
A steady pace of development
Look at how smartphones have evolved over the past ten years and you’ll see that foldable phones are just going to grow better. The technology, the materials, and the manufacturing methods all improve over time, resulting in better-looking and more reliable phones.
There is some indication that we may see a continuation of this trend with the Samsung Galaxy Z4 and Samsung Galaxy Z4 Flip in August. Foldable devices impressed us last year, and with Samsung’s years of experience, it will be difficult for Apple and Google to compete with them.
It would be nice if this time around’s foldables had less visible creases and more compact hinges, but the prices of these phones need to drop more for foldables to actually enter into the mainstream. That may be Samsung’s greatest challenge.
For those who can’t wait another two months to see these phones in person, we’ve compiled a list of all the leaks and rumours we’ve heard so far, so you can decide ahead of time if the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the appropriate phone update for you.