Galaxy Z Flip 4: The Last-Minute Rumors You Don’t Want To Miss

Samsung’s next Unpacked event is today — here is how you can watch it live — and we expect to see a couple of new foldable phones. Samsung’s trailer for the event shows what could be the rumored Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Although the Galaxy Z Flip and Fold 4 are both foldable phones, they are different in many ways. The most noticeable difference is that the Z Fold folds like a book, while the Z Flip folds vertically. Last year’s Z Flip 3 was called “most common collapsible available,” by CNET’s Patrick Holland, and the upcoming Z Flip 4 will likely bring some welcome upgrades and improvements.

We’re collecting all the rumors about the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s release date, price, new features, and specs, and will update this story as new information becomes available. Here’s what we’ve heard so far. Just note that since these are rumours, none of the specs have been confirmed by Samsung.

But to encourage people to reserve their phones early, from July 19 to August 10, Samsung offers an extensive list of discounts based on different packages, from a maximum of $200 off for those who reserve a Galaxy phone, watch and buds down to a minimum of $30 off for only reserving Galaxy buds. While this may be a hint of what’s to come on Unpacked, the savings may apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds models.


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Release date: Will we see the Galaxy Z Flip 4 on August 10?

Following rumors of an August Unpacked from tipster Evan Blass, Samsung confirmed that it will hold an event on August 10, 2022. It’s still unclear what will be announced at the company’s upcoming event, but Samsung’s invite and trailer show what appears to be a new version of the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip.

Looking at the history of the foldable phone (and that of its Galaxy Z Fold sibling), we can pretty much deduce when to expect the new device.

The Galaxy Z Flip’s launches don’t seem to follow a specific pattern, as the original was announced in February 2020 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was released in August 2021. However, Samsung seems to have gotten used to the device with the Galaxy Z Fold, which is why that the Z Flip jumped from version 1 to 3 — to match the naming convention of the Z Fold.

2019 Galaxy Fold and 2020 Z Fold 2 was released in September, while the Z Fold 3 debuted in August 2021. If Samsung plans to release the phones as a pair, we can likely expect the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in August or September along with Galaxy Z Fold 4which coincides with the upcoming event date.

Price: The Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be more affordable

We have yet to hear much about the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s possible price. But we can see Galaxy Z Fold 4 rumors for hints.

A Korean toy that goes by the handle yeux1122 suggests the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 will cost less than the Z Fold 3. (Leaker yeux1122 doesn’t have much of a track record compared to others. MacRumors reported in February that they guessed right iPad Mini 6 release time frame, but was wrong about the tablet’s screen size.) While the tipster didn’t provide any further details, these speculations are consistent with the phone’s price history. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 ($1,800) saw a price drop compared to Fold 2 ($2000). The price of The Galaxy Z Flip 3 was cut last year also at $1,000 from $1,380 for the original Z Flip.

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With that in mind, it is within the realm of possibility for Samsung to reduce the cost of the Z Flip 4. But, like all other rumors, we won’t know for sure until the company announces the device.

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The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3, shown above, may look similar.

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Design: Larger tire screen and new hinge

Rumors about the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4 display suggest that Samsung is making some small tweaks rather than big sweeping upgrades. According to Korean news site The Elec, the Z Flip 4 will retain the 6.7-inch internal foldable display of the Z Flip 3, but the external cover display will increase slightly from 1.83 to 1.9 inches. However, Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, believes the cover display can increase further to 2 inches.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s cover display, the display on the outside when the phone is closed, is four times larger than the original Z Flip, and Holland hailed the move as a “go in the right direction.” A slightly larger deck screen could make reading notifications and swiping widgets a little easier.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 may also get one redesigned hinge. That is, according to the leaker Ice Universe. The new hinge, also shown in leaked images of the foldable phone posted by Blass, would be thinner than those on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and could give the phone an overall slimmer design.

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Galaxy Z Flip’s rumored expandable display.

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However, according to a patent Samsung filed with the World Intellectual Property Office, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 may get more than just a new cover screen and hinge. The patent, which Dutch blog LetsGoDigital reported in March, shows a Galaxy Z Flip that has both a folding and a retractable screen that can be pulled out to create a screen that is twice its size.

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Cameras: Rotating lenses?

Samsung didn’t upgrade the camera hardware for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but the upcoming Z Flip 4 may offer some improvements. If the rumors are to be believed, the new foldable model will offer a rotating camera and a better camera under the screen.

Samsung filed another patent application with the World Intellectual Property Office for a clamshell phone with a rotating camera, as LetsGoDigital reported in 2021. The camera, which resides on the folding hinge, has two lenses and can be rotated to be used when the phone is closed. open or at different angles in between. This means that the camera can take selfies and cover other photography needs.

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Galaxy Z Flip 4’s rotating camera is rumored.

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While a one-size-fits-all camera sounds nice, it can also make the folding hinge significantly larger, making the phone itself bigger and bulkier.

Further rumors from Korean gamer yeux1122 suggest that Samsung has been testing versions of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with an improved camera under the screen which can also be used on the cover screen. However, the company is also rumored to have tested versions of the phone with a punch-hole perforated screen.

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Other rumored specs and features

Here’s everything else we’ve heard about Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4’s specs and potential new features.

Battery

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 may have a larger battery capacity than its predecessor. According to leaker Ice Universe, Samsung’s upcoming foldable phone may have one 3700 mAh battery. That’s 400mAh bigger than last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip

Rumors from Ice Universe also suggest that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 can both run on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip. The new chip will give the foldable devices a performance boost compared to the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 3 which run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Color options

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is rumored to come in four colors, including blue, black, cream and a lavender option said to be called Bora Purple, according to supposed renders posted by MySmartPrice.

We still have some time until the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s possible reveal, but we have some useful information to check out while you wait. You can read up rumors about Galaxy Z Fold 4 and CNET’s reviews of Samsung’s flagship phones Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra. You can also check out how save up to $200 on Samsung’s new foldable devices before they launch.

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