South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Buds 2 Pro along with the next generation of foldable smartphones called Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 and Galaxy Fold 4 in August. Now ahead of the official announcement, 91mobiles has revealed the (reportedly) first official images of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 that show off its design from the edge.
According to the presenters, Galaxy Z Flip 4 It will have bigger buttons, a more pronounced camera bump and an overall thicker body in comparison. The phone’s body looks a little less slim towards the ends to accommodate the bigger battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is expected to sport a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution. It will get 120Hz refresh rate support. The secondary screen, which will be the main display, will be a 2.1-inch Super AMOLED panel. This confirms a previous rumor that showed the secondary display to be slightly larger.
In terms of optics, the foldable phone will have unchanged cameras with a dual-camera system at the back. It will have a 12MP main lens and a 12MP ultra-wide snapper. Upfront, it will have a 10MP selfie lens.
The most notable upgrade from the predecessor Z Flip 3 will be the chipset. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset as opposed to Snapdragon 888 SoC. The 5G will have 8GB of RAM and will have 128GB/256GB of internal storage options. The phone will pack a 3,700mAh battery with 25W wired and 10W wireless fast charging support. This will be better than the 3,300mAh battery and 15W fast charging support seen on the older iteration.
A new report says that shipments of foldable phones are likely to reach 27.6 million units in 2025 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69.9 percent. International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that foldable phones will reach a market value of $29 billion in 2025. Worldwide shipments of foldable phones, including both Flip and Fold form factors, reached a total of 7.1 million units in 2021 – an increase of 264.3 percent compared to 1.9 million units shipped in 2020.
The report adds that the growth in 2021 can be largely attributed to Samsung’s recent success, as the Korean giant has made waves in the market for its latest foldable flagship. “The recent success of Samsung’s foldable devices has given new life to the category as competitors race to enter the market,” said Anthony Scarsella, research manager for IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Ahead of the launch, the alleged official surface image of the Galaxy Flip 4 first appeared on BGR India.