Samusng Galaxy Z Flip 4 will have a challenging task to perform following its predecessor; the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was released in the summer of last year.
The model was a step forward for Samsung. Samsung has improved its clamshell-style foldable phone, making enhancements across the board and adding the price of $999 as the starting point.
There’s always room to improve, especially in the still-growing category of phones that fold. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is not the perfect device. However, Samsung can improve the quality of its device in the event of a new model coming out in the coming months. With regards to battery longevity to long-lasting, it’s possible that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be a game-changer just like its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 latest news (updated June 10)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: design
Its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, was an improvement on the first Galaxy Z Flip (Samsung skipped the second generation to ensure it would be in line with Galaxy Z Fold’s Galaxy Z Fold line). From what we’ve heard and seen, it appears that Z Flip 4 could be a slight revision. Z Flip 4 could be an even slight modification to the model’s style.
A set of renders illustrates this nicely. It appears that the Z Flip 4 will feature a similar design and size and will have an increased display on the outside. Inside, the leaker Ice Universe says that the crease in its production of the Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 will be minor (opens in a new tab), which would solve one of the major concerns people have regarding smartphones that fold.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Rumored specs
There’s nothing much to say regarding Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 just at this point. However, a rumour says that Samsung may keep the 6.7-inch internal and 1.9-inch external displays on the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The logical design of the Flip 3 is quite nice with the exterior presentation, and it is undoubtedly beneficial. But, Ross Young says that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 could have a more prominent cover display with a minimum of 2 inches, with Yogesh Brar later stating that it’ll have 2.1 inches.
We’ve also been hearing reports that Samsung has been testing (opens in a new tab) a version of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with an under-display camera. Given the poor quality camera on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, We certainly hope this isn’t the final version. According to the source, this leaked leak says that Samsung is looking to make it lighter on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 by changing the hinge design. We’d like to see one that is gap-free like the one on The Oppo Find N.
For the phone to run, Samsung could turn to the likely Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip instead of the regular 8 Gen 1 in phones like those in the Galaxy S22 series. It would offer the performance boost it needed over last year’s model and most phones released during the current year, according to what these leaks of benchmarks suggest.
Another thing that is similar to the earlier model is the power button-mounted fingerprint scanner. Samsung is researching an under-display fingerprint scanner for its foldable but has decided to leave it out. Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 are much better without it for the moment.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: What we’d like to see
Galaxy Z Flip 3 was an impressive improvement over the first Galaxy Z Flip. It was, however, far from being perfect. We believe Samsung might be able to fix sure of these issues in the coming release of Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Longer battery life
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 had shallow battery life. According to Tom’s Guide battery life test, the device didn’t last 6 hours when in adaptive rate mode. This isn’t a good sign. We believe it’s because of the internal 120Hz displays and the more prominent display on the cover, which drain more energy. We suggested having a charger on hand if you purchased Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3.
In the case of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, we’re hoping for an increase in battery performance. It’s simple, but it could be a daunting task unless Samsung adds more powerful power packs. The gains in power efficiency that come from Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Snapdragon 8 Gen1 shouldn’t make a difference by themselves.
It’s a shame that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 topped with 15W of wired charging. That’s shockingly slow compared to the rest of the competition or phones that exceed the $1000 mark. While phones like those on the OnePlus 9 Pro can charge at 65W, we’d like to observe the Flip 3 being able to charge quicker, particularly considering the poor battery longevity.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 Galaxy Z Flip 4 should have 25W at the minimum, similar to what Galaxy S22 clocks in at. (The Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Plus are charged at 45W when wired.)
A Telephoto lens
To reduce costs, Samsung opted not to include a telephoto lens with Galaxy Z Flip 3. Galaxy Z Flip 3. The phone came with two cameras, one primary sensor, and an ultrawide. The price of $999 Galaxy S22 Plus comes with a telephoto lens that is 3x. We believe that the absence in one of Flip 3 is quite noticeable.
For the Galaxy Z Flip 4, we’d like to have a telephoto lens included, even if it only has the 2x or 2.5x zoom. Although sacrifices need to be made with a foldable phone, losing the camera’s capabilities sounds tough for Samsung to justify.