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

News hardware The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will fix one of the main flaws of 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 “classic” smartphones, there is still plenty of room for improvement on this format and new clues suggest that the Fold 4 will be much more successful on certain 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 appeals to an increasingly large audience, especially as the products improve from year to year.

Less crease, more readability

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

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

The Phone Arena site and the leaker Ice Universe have indeed published a photo of what the new “fold” of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is supposed to be and a direct comparison with that of the Z Fold 3. In the image, the difference is quite striking: even if it can still be seen, the line in the middle of the Fold 4 screen seems much more discreet. Still according to Phone Arena, the improvement in the fold would be around 20%, which does not seem like much compared to the image published by Ice Universe. In use, having a less visible crease will be beneficial for videos and video games, and the black backgrounds will make everything almost invisible.

Galaxy Z Fold 4: big ambitions for Samsung

The characteristics of the future Galaxy Z Fold 4 are starting to be known: the next high-end folding smartphone from Samsung should be announced during the month of August during an “Unpacked” conference, at the same time as the Galaxy Z Flip 4. There is a good chance that there will be a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, currently the most powerful from Qualcomm. The photo 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 a nice success.

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

The Korean manufacturer is therefore betting a lot on this new Fold / Flip launch, with commercial ambitions revised upwards: according to several sources, Samsung would have a sales target of 10 million units. As a reminder, 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 wide audience with its folding smartphones, a market in which it is largely the leader.

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