There are expected to be significant improvements to all three cameras in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and iterative refinements to everything else. Yogesh Brar posted an overview of what to expect after weeks of leaks here and there.
According to reports, the screen will retain its original resolution of 7.6″. Sources say Samsung is working hard to reduce the creases. This display has been improved with the use of the stronger Super UTG.
Although the aspect ratios of the internal display and the external 6.2″ display are slightly different, both use 120Hz AMOLED panels, with resolutions approximately the same.
Brar writes that the primary camera on the back of the phone will have a 50MP sensor. That is a significant improvement over the 12MP of the 3rd generation model, and the extra resolution will assist with the transition to the longer telephoto lens – 3x optical magnification (up from 2x). There will be no change to the resolution for the telephoto and ultra-wide cameras.
A rumour indicates that the screen selfie camera will have 16MP, which was also the physical resolution of the Z Fold3. However, it had to be binned down to 4MP due to the more complicated photo processing. The question remains if it will happen again this year. The punch hole will still house the 10MP selfie camera.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor is expected to increase Samsung’s processing power, along with more RAM – from 12 to 16GB up from just 12GB. 256GB and 512GB of storage are expected to remain the same. There will be a 4,400mAh battery and 25W charging speed.
Some features from the Galaxy Z Fold3 will be carried over to the Galaxy Z Fold4. These include IPX8 water resistance, stereo speakers, advanced connectivity, and support for the S Pen. A stylus slot, though, is still missing.
In recent reports, Samsung has begun mass producing the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4, which should be ready for a launch in August. Several analysts estimate that the company is building twice as many of each model this year in anticipation of strong sales.