The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 have been widely leaked over the past few months ahead of their official launch on August 10, but we now have something new in terms of early leaks: real photos of the foldable phones .
These pictures are by @noh_tech (opens in new tab) superior Twitter (opens in new tab) (pass 9to5Google (opens in new tab)) and give us a decent look at these two Samsung smartphones from various angles, which appear to be blue-gray.
Since we already have a lot of information about foldables, these photos don’t actually tell us much new. However, it’s interesting to see photos of the hands of the devices ahead of their grand unveiling this Wednesday.
D’ailleurs le voici en vrai 👀 #zfold4 #samsung https://t.co/AYXVgACTrE pic.twitter.com/zs8xWYYcaCAugust 6, 2022
There are some subtle design tweaks evident in the photos that make these phones slightly different from their predecessors. As rumored, the screen’s crease appears smaller this time around, thanks to Samsung.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 appears to have a smaller external hinge area compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 — another sign that manufacturers are doing a better job of making these phones’ complex components.
The big Samsung Unpacked event in a few days isn’t just about foldable phones, as we’ll likely get some smartwatches and wireless earbuds too. The event kicks off on August 10 at 6AM PST / 9AM EST / 2PM BST / 11PM EST.
Analysis: What we think we know so far
As we mentioned above, the two phones have been widely leaked. If these leaks are accurate, Samsung won’t have much to surprise us when its next Unpacked event kicks off on Wednesday.
It sounds like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a 7.6-inch home screen, the same size display as its predecessor. There’s also talk of an optical zoom upgrade for the rear camera module, and the phone is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset and could come with up to 1TB of storage.
As for the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the phone is expected to be slightly thicker than the foldable phone it replaces, although the screen will apparently remain the same size at 6.7 inches. The hinge is said to be less bulky this time around, while rumor has it that longer battery life could be one of the major improvements.
We’re not too sure about the prices of these phones, but don’t expect them to be particularly affordable. We also recently heard that they might drop the Z part of their name this year, which would at least make it easier for them to write and talk about.