Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 early rumors suggest next affordable foldable

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After the release of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the summer of 2013, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will have a difficult challenge. Samsung improved its clamshell-style foldable phone and introduced a considerably more affordable $999 starting price with that variant.

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However, there is always potential for improvement, particularly in the newly growing category of foldable phones.. Samsung has lots of room to improve the Galaxy Z Flip 3 when it releases a new model later this year. For example, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 might be a game changer in terms of battery life and durability, like its predecessor.

What we know and what we’d want to see in the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to make it one of the greatest foldable phones have been compiled from what we’ve heard and what we’d like to see in the device.

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Expected cost and availability information for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

We can only speculate based on Samsung’s previous Unpacked events, but we believe the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be unveiled in August. It is possible that Samsung is trying to give itself some time before Apple’s iPhone 14 launches in September by launching the Galaxy Z phones in the middle of the year.

We don’t see Samsung changing the pricing of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 any time soon. Moreover, the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s $999 beginning price was one of its most distinguishing features. Samsung has to lower the cost of its foldables if it hopes to get more consumers to buy them. Ross Young, a trusted leaker, said on Twitter that the price may decrease even more.

Rumored Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 features

A report indicates that Samsung will preserve the 6.7-inch internal and 1.9-inch exterior screens of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the Galaxy Z Flip 4. As far as I can tell, the Flip 3 has a great design, and the external display is really handy. But according to Ross Young, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 might include a bigger cover display, with a minimum of a two-inch screen size. The Z Flip series will seem distinctive and amusing in comparison to many other phones on the market today since Young has since claimed there might be four colour variations available: gold, grey, light blue, and light violet.

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A variant of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with an under-display camera is also said to be in the works. Even if it is, we hope that it is not the final version of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. By modifying the hinge design of the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung is attempting to reduce the phone’s weight, according to the leaker. We only want to see a design like that of the Oppo Find N, which has no gaps between its panels.

In all likelihood, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be powered by the same 3,300 mAh battery as the previous model. But according to current reports, Samsung is really going to boost the overall capacity by 100 mAh! The Flip’s lack of battery life is one of its main flaws, so unless Samsung has a secret weapon, that may be a massive disappointment.

A fingerprint sensor attached to the power button may be another resemblance. Under-display fingerprint sensors for Samsung’s foldables have been in the works for a while, but they’ve been put on hold for now because of the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4.

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It’s possible that a new name may be given to the device later this year. The Galaxy Flip 3 is currently being marketed in various European nations as a reaction to Russian authorities stealing the letter Z to promote the invasion of Ukraine. It’s probable that Samsung will no longer use the Z suffix when referring to the Galaxy Flip 4 in the future.

What we’d want to see in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 was a significant upgrade over the first model. However, it was far from flawless. We believe that Samsung should solve some of these concerns when it introduces the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

greater longevity of the battery

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The battery life of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was awful. In Tom’s Guide’s battery life test, the adaptive refresh rate setting didn’t even last six hours. That’s not ideal. Because of its 120Hz internal displays and bigger cover display, we believe that the battery drain was a factor. If you choose the Galaxy Z Flip 3, as we suggested in our review, be sure to have a charger close at hand.

Improved battery life is something we’d want to see on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Simple, but if Samsung doesn’t include bigger batteries, it may be a tough job. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s improvements in power efficiency are unlikely to make a significant difference on their own.

Improved resistance to wear and tear

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We’ve seen instances of Galaxy Z Flip 3 handsets failing after only a few months of use, despite Samsung’s efforts to improve the durability of its previous foldables. It’s alarming to hear of phones failing to last a year, even if we can’t corroborate these tales with our own experience. Foldables have a long way to go in this area.

It would be fantastic if the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s durability and lifespan continued to improve. A year or even a few months after spending $999 on a phone, no one wants it to fail or become unusable.

Hinge with no gaps

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When it comes to foldable phones, Oppo has beaten Samsung in one critical area: the design of their hinge. The hinge of the Oppo Find N is gapless. Because there is no space between the displays at the hinge, this should assist to keep the internal screens dust and damage free.

Gapless hinges are something we’d want to see on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. Take a leaf out of Oppo’s book, Samsung.

Improved battery life

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Wired charging was limited to 15W on the Galaxy Z Flip 3, which is embarrassingly sluggish compared to other premium smartphones, much alone those that cost $1,000 or more. We expected the Flip 3 to charge more quickly, given the device’s poor battery life and the availability of phones that can charge at 65W.

At the absolute least, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 should have a battery capacity of at least 25W, which is what the Galaxy S22 has. (The wired charging power of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Plus is 45 watts.)

A wide-angle lens

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Samsung’s decision to exclude a telephoto lens on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is likely due to a desire to keep prices low. There were two cameras on the phone: one for the primary camera and one for the ultrawide. The loss of a 3x telephoto lens on the Flip 3 is obvious when compared to the $999 Galaxy S22 Plus.

Even if it just has a 2x or 2.5x zoom, a telephoto lens is something we’d want to see on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Samsung may have to make some compromises in order to make the switch to a foldable, but the loss of camera functionality seems like a more difficult one to explain.

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