We are probably a month away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Rumors and leaked images suggest more horsepower, an improved camera system and the same general appearance as the predecessor with a few changes sprinkled in.
A screenshot suggests that the Z Fold 4 will have a less noticeable fold than the outgoing model and renders leaked in May had indicated that the phone would have the same camera setup as the Galaxy S22 Ultra which means the sensors would be placed directly on the back of the phone and there would be no dedicated camera bump.
Those renders were shared by Steve H.McFly, who is as accurate as they come and has an impeccable track record.
Twitter leaker TechTalkTV (@Mr_TechTalkTV
), who has uploaded hands-on images from unreleased devices in the past and also behind the The actual images from Flip 4 have said that contrary to what McFly had said, the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s camera layout won’t change and will look much like the array on the Fold 3. That suggests the sensors are in a vertical series.
In a follow-up tweet, TechTalkTV says the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will “definitely have a 50MP main camera.”
While foldable phones have come a long way, camera performance remains a pain point. Samsung is clearly going all out on foldable phones, with one rumor the company could introduce Galaxy A Fold and Flip phones in the future.
An improved camera system could attract people who have so far stayed away from expensive foldable phones because of their lackluster camera. The aforementioned 50MP sensor will reportedly be accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 12 MP telephoto module with 3x optical zoom. This increases the chance of the best smartphone of 2022.
For reference, the Fold 3 has a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide module and a 12MP telephoto unit with 2x zoom.
So even if you were excited about Galaxy S22 Ultra-esque seamless camera integration on the Fold 4, the upside is it will likely get new sensors, which in my book is more important than an array that looks sleek but performs mediocre. .
Moving on, the Fold 4 will reportedly be backed by Qualcomm’s latest premium chip, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, and leaked benchmark scores indicate it will. much smoother than the Fold 3.
The Fold 4 is also likely to be lighter and more durable than its predecessor, and there’s also a chance it will have a wider aspect ratio for better usability.