The days of foldable phone leaks have been busy: Just a day after the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 apparently completely leaked, its sibling, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, has been in the spotlight.
This new information comes from different (but equally reliable) leakers, Yogsh Brar (opens in new tab)who tweeted what he claims is a near-complete list of specs for Samsung’s upcoming clamshell foldable phone.
Apparently, the upcoming phone will feature a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, just like the Z Flip 3, but with a 2.1-inch outer display, which is slightly larger than the 1.9-inch panel on the previous-generation Flip.
There are said to be three cameras: a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 10MP selfie snapper. These specs appear to be unchanged from the Fold 3.
Like that phone, the phone is said to come with 128GB or 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and be compatible with 5G networks.
The Flip 3 looks to have some changes: 25W charging is noticeably faster, battery capacity could be increased by 400mAh to 3,700mAh, the phone is said to run Android 12, and the chipset is said to be Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
This is of course a leak, so take all this information with a grain of salt. That said, some leaked information, such as software and chipsets, is something we’re all but certain about, as those specs usually come with iterative updates.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G- Main: 6.7″ FHD+ sAMOLED, 120Hz- Outer: 2.1″ sAMOLED- Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC- 8GB RAM- 128/256GB Storage- Main Camera: 12MP + 12MP (UW)- Inner Camera: 10MP – Android 12, OneUI 4- 3,700mAh battery, 25W wired, 10W wirelessJune 1, 2022
Analysis: Not a huge upgrade…so far
Judging by these leaked specs, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 likely won’t be a huge improvement over its predecessor — the few upgrades are minor, and many are unchanged at all.
But the specs list doesn’t paint the full picture of a smartphone, especially a foldable phone, where there are more elements at play. For foldable devices, design is an even more important consideration, as hinges, screen creases, and water resistance all have a huge impact on the device’s longevity.
Hopefully we’ll see some durability improvements on the Z Flip 4 – Flip 3 users have reported issues with screen creases after using the phone for a while. We’ve heard that the new foldable device could come in a few different colors, but we’re hoping Samsung will make some bigger design changes.