The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will fix one of the major flaws of the previous versions


News hardware The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will fix one of the major flaws of the previous versions

It’s not really a secret: Samsung is preparing a new generation of folding smartphones, namely the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Unlike the “classic” smartphones, there is still a lot of room for improvement on this format and new ones clues suggest that the Fold 4 will be much more successful on a few essential points.

We are already arriving at the 4th version of the Galaxy Z Fold, this folding smartphone capable of going from 6.2 inches to 7.6 inches, in a totally different format: closed, it is a “classic” smartphone and rather elongated, open, it is a small tablet. A proposal that is aimed at an ever-growing audience, especially as the products improve from year to year.

Less crease, more readability

As for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung should improve an essential aspect, specific to this format: the presence of a fold that is clearly visible when the smartphone is open, which can interfere with use and especially when viewing content. But that could change with the 4th generation.

Left: Fold 3 Right: Fold 4 (Source: Phone Arena / Ice Universe)

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will fix one of the major flaws of the previous versions

The Phone Arena site and the Ice Universe leaker have in fact published a photo of what should be the new “fold” of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and a direct comparison with that of the Z Fold 3. In the image, the difference is rather surprising: even though it is still visible, the line in the center of the Fold 4 screen looks much more discreet. Also according to Phone Arena, the improvement in the fold would be around 20%, which doesn’t seem like much compared to the image published by Ice Universe. In use, having a less visible crease will be beneficial for video and video games, and the black backgrounds will make everything almost invisible.

Galaxy Z Fold 4: big ambitions for Samsung

The features of the future Galaxy Z Fold 4 begin to make themselves known: Samsung’s next high-end folding smartphone should be announced during the month of August during an “Unpacked” conference, to coincide with the Galaxy Z Flip 4. There are good likelihood that there will be a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, currently Qualcomm’s most powerful. The photographic part should also be improved, with in particular a new x3 optical zoom, a 50 megapixel main sensor and a 12 megapixel ultra wide angle.

The Galaxy Z Flip is also quite a hit.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will fix one of the major flaws of the previous versions

The Korean manufacturer therefore focuses heavily on this new launch of Fold / Flip, with commercial ambitions revised upwards: according to various sources, Samsung would have a sales target of 10 million units. Recall that the Fold 3 sold 4.6 million units in 2021, while the Flip reached 2.5 million units.

More than ever, Samsung wants to seduce a large audience with its foldable smartphones, a market in which it is largely the leader.

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