Anyway, it is what it is, and the conciliatory news here is that the crease won’t be as visible as on the Fold 3, which has a less prominent crease than its predecessor. Ice also says the screen looks smoother, so it’s safe to assume the crease won’t be an issue unless you look very closely.
Foldable phones are no longer the engineering marvel they once were, as the novelty wears off. Though they are still far away from replacing conventional phones, much progress has been made since their arrival in 2019. Despite Samsung being one of the first companies to release a consumer-ready bendable phone, Samsung still apparently hasn’t found a way to make one. wrinkle-free screen, so buyers of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have to tolerate the problem.
Trusted Samsung Insider Ice Universe claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 still has a fold. That’s somewhat shocking to hear – but not quite expected – because other companies have solved the problem to a large extent.
OPPO’s first foldable phone, the Find N, is wrinkle-free when unfolded, thanks to a water-drop hinge. The same strategy was also used by Motorola for the 2020 Razr 5G, which is why it doesn’t have a noticeable fold either. A recently leaked video suggests that the upcoming Razr 3 also has no visible crease. Likewise, Huawei has the fold in the Mat Xs 2.
That makes you wonder what’s stopping Samsung from getting rid of the fold of the Galaxy Z Fold 4. We tend to think it has something to do with the hinge design.
The Z Fold 4 will apparently have other things that can make it the best foldable phone of 2022. It will also help that a potential competitor is not widely available.
The Fold 4 will most likely be powered by Qualcomm’s new flagship chipset. It is expected to show off a bit updated design and new camera sensors. Like its predecessor, the Fold 4 will also support the S Pen, but contrary to what previous rumors had said, it won’t have a stylus slot.
Mass production of components started earlier this month and the phone is expected to be unveiled in August along with the Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Watch 5.