The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 have been leaked extensively over the past few months, ahead of their official unveiling on August 10, but now we have something new in terms of advance leaks: actual photos of the foldable devices.
These photos were posted by @noh_tech (opens in new tab) on Twitter (opens in new tab) (via 9to5Google (opens in new tab)) and give us a decent look at these two Samsung smartphones from various angles in what appears to be a blue-grey colorway.
Since we’ve already shown so much information about the foldable, these photos don’t really tell us too much that’s new. However, it is interesting to see screenshots of the devices before they get their big unveiling on Wednesday this week.
D’ailleurs le voici en vrai 👀 #zfold4 #samsung https://t.co/AYXVgACTrE pic.twitter.com/zs8xWYYcaCAugust 6, 2022
There are some minor design tweaks that are noticeable in the photos, making these devices slightly different from their predecessors. As rumored, the screen bezels look smaller this time around, so kudos to Samsung for that.
Meanwhile, it looks like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will get a smaller external hinge area compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 – another sign that manufacturers are getting better at building the complex components that go into these phones.
The big Samsung Unpacked event coming up in a few days isn’t just about foldable phones, because we’ll probably get some smartwatches and wireless headphones as well. The event starts at 6am. PT / 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. BST / 11pm AEST on 10 August.
Analysis: what we think we know so far
As we mentioned above, these two phones have already been leaked extensively. If these leaks are accurate, Samsung won’t have much to surprise us with on Wednesday when its next Unpacked event kicks off.
It looks like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a 7.6-inch main screen, the same screen size as its predecessor. There has also been talk of an optical zoom upgrade for the rear camera unit, while the phone is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset and could have up to 1TB of storage.
As for the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the phone is expected to be slightly thicker than the foldable it replaces, although the screen will apparently remain the same size at 6.7 inches. The hinge is said to be less clunky this time around, while rumors say better battery life could be one of the major improvements.
We’re not too sure about the price of these phones, but don’t expect them to be particularly affordable. We also recently heard that they might lose the Z part of their names this year, which would at least make it easier for them to write and talk about.