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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the long-awaited iteration of Samsung’s foldable phones in 2022. What started with the clunky Galaxy Fold was quickly improved with the Galaxy Z Fold 2, elaborated with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and right now we can’t wait to see what Samsung will do next.

We have a lot of interesting reports and rumors about where Samsung plans to take the Z Fold line: better cameras, a sleeker design and a more affordable price. So let’s go through everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4!

Latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 leaks [updated April 2022]

Galaxy Z Fold 4 release date

The Z Fold has slowly but surely taken over the space of what was once the Samsung Galaxy Note. Now Samsung is launching a Note-like Galaxy S Ultra at the beginning of this year. This leaves a lot of stage time for foldables during the annual August Unpacked event.

So yes, we fully expect the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to come along with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in August 2022, continuing the tradition of a late-summer Unpacked event featuring high-tech phones.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 price

Recent leaks state that Samsung expects to ship a lot… a lot of foldable devices this year. Reports state that Sammy aims to have double the number of Z Fold 4 phones made before launch day than Z Fold 3. This could mean a number of things, but most likely – a drop in price, a definite drop in price.

By how much? We… still don’t know. But there you have it, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will definitely, probably, maybe cost less than $1,799!

A foldable smartphone is still pretty hard to build to scale — the first and second Fold phones both hit that $2,000 goal. Then the Galaxy Z Fold 3 finally managed to drop the price slightly, starting at $1,799.

So with a grain of salt:
  • Expected price Galaxy Z Fold 4: $1,600 (speculation)

Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera

While the Fold series has had plenty of cameras to date, it’s rumored that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will do everything it can to keep the amazing camera system from the Galaxy S22 line. Now, here’s the interesting part.

Previous rumors said – not the S22 Ultra, because this camera module is way too thick to fit in half of a Galaxy Z Fold. This would mean a 50MP main camera, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom and a 12MP ultra-wide angle camera.

The latest rumors say – yes, the S22 Ultra camera. Well, sort of — the Fold 4 would get the 108MP main camera, which is great, but it won’t have crazy zoom capabilities. Which is only fair.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 storage, memory, processor

The Fold series is pricey, but at least Samsung recognizes this and doesn’t play stingy with the storage. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 came with 256GB of storage on the lowest tier.

It’s very possible that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will also have 256GB on the cheapest tier, but if Samsung really tries to lower the price of the foldable, we may get a 128GB option this year.

An interesting rumor that has surfaced recently is about the type of storage – the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are said to be the first Samsung phones with new UFS 4.0 chips. Those should be twice as fast as the currently used UFS 3.1 chips, delivering 23.2 Gbps per lane. Storage speed is an integral part of overall device speed and perceived internet connection performance, so this will be a huge upgrade for the 5G era.

The Z Fold line is constantly touted by Samsung as a multitasking device and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 had 12GB of RAM to support the device’s multi-window chops. And yes, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 should also have a minimum of 12 GB.

All this is made possible by a rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. We don’t know much about it, but – as to be expected – it will be a slightly improved version of the current flagship processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 Design

What will Samsung do with the extra space? Well, it is said that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has an S Pen slot and comes with its own S Pen. That’s right, the most optimistic rumors say you don’t need to buy an S Pen for the Z Fold 4 separately.

In typical “premium phone” fashion, the Fold 4 will come in more muted or “dull” colors. The latest rumors say: black, gray and beige. Wow, we never expected to be excited about beige, but hey, there’s a scoop on everything.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 fingerprint scanner is also getting a new home, the report says. Instead of being embedded in the power button on the side, it is now located below the screen.

“Which screen?” you ask? Both! Apparently Samsung has evolved a double-sided fingerprint scanner, which would have facial ends on both the external display and the left side of the internal display.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 screen

Unsurprisingly, Samsung will have AMOLED panels on both the front and the inside. The company has been at the top of its game with AMOLED technology for years, so that’s hardly changed.

In fact, rumors say that we will get a new generation of AMOLED screen – a new M12 OLED material to build the next generation of panels.

What does it do? We do not know. Speculation suggests it will offer the potential for even brighter displays and will supposedly improve the life of the OLED pixels even more. But Samsung hasn’t said anything about it yet, so we don’t have anything.

That new AMOLED panel will also be covered by an upgraded glass — yes, Samsung still calls the foldable screen “ultra-thin glass,” and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is rumored to get “Super Ultra Thin Glass.” Presumably it would be a bit more durable than what we had before. This only makes sense – since the foldable devices now support an S Pen, Samsung may take extra care not to damage the screen by doing too much of the stabby stabby with a stylus.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 battery

In an unexpected turn of events, reports now say the batteries in the Fold 4 are said to have been made by… LG? This is a bit weird considering that Samsung has its own technology, factories and the ability to manufacture its own batteries. Who knows, LG will lend a hand, because Samsung expects to make more Folds this year than ever before.

We currently have no concrete data on what battery capacity to expect. The Z Fold 3 had a 4,400 mAh battery, which isn’t huge, but still quite impressive considering the phone’s form factor and, well… foldability. So we don’t expect the Z Fold 4 to stray far from that number – the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s battery capacity should be between 4,500 mAh and 5,000 mAh, unless Samsung pulls a super bait up their sleeve and blows our minds.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 Features and Software

The Galaxy Z Fold series is popular because it can run 3 apps on the screen (add a 4th floating window if you want) and generally tries to make the most of the large canvas provided by the square internal screen. App Continuity allows you to start a task on the small external screen and pick up where you left off when you roll out the device.

Aside from the S Pen and multi-window features, the software on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will most likely be the same One UI you can get on the Galaxy S22 series.

Do I have to wait for Galaxy Z Fold 4?

  • You have to wait for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 if you want to dip your toes into the foldable space and enjoy all the power and features a top-notch company with enough expertise can offer. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade from an OG Fold or the Z Fold 2 – the Z Fold 4 seems to have all the bells and whistles to let you upgrade too.
  • You should not wait Galaxy Z Fold 4 if you don’t want to spend $1,500+ on a smartphone. In addition, keep in mind that – even with a rumored improved hinge – it would still be a rather thick and heavy device that is not always easy to carry around every day.

Should I upgrade from Galaxy Z Fold 3 to Galaxy Z Fold 4?

With all the rumors and leaks we’ve been dealing with – it looks like the Z Fold 4 will have some nice new features, but not enough to completely overshadow the previous model. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 as it is is quite a soldi device and we predict that it will still be relevant this year and even the next.

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