Galaxy Z Fold 4 It’s Getting Better After the highly anticipated debut of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it’s time to shift the focus on the next big thing from Samsung, their new foldables the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. We have a fair share of an idea of what to expect from these two handsets which include a built-in S Pen, just like the Galaxy Notes of the past and of course the S22 Ultra, and also a flagship-grade camera system.
Today, we have yet another rumor about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 that mentions Samsung is working on a more durable solution for the display to better sustain the use of the S Pen stylus. According to a new report from South Korea, Samsung is working on a new generation of ultra-thin glass for the Z Fold 4. The new material will have improved hardness and quality compared to the glass on the Z Fold 3 and apparently the improvements are so big that Samsung is considering marketing this as “Super UTG” or Super Ultra-thin glass rather than just UTG.
To be honest, the display on the Z Fold 3 already feels like glass and I’ve been using the phone ever since it was launched and there’s not a single scratch on the inner display. Even though the Z Fold 3 is S Pen compatible, but the fact that there’s no slot to put it inside the phone, I hardly use the functionality. So the Z Fold 4 having that slot means that more people are going to use it quite often and that absolutely warrant a stronger and more durable display. So this is definitely a step in the right direction.
Now, fortunately, or unfortunately, the screen size both inner and outer are mostly going to remain the same which means we’re not going to get that wider outer display yet again. Speaking of displays, the cover screen on the Z Flip 4 however will see an increase in size. We don’t know the exact screen dimensions but rumors say it’s over 2 inches this time. The Z Flip 4 will again not have an under-display camera which is actually good news considering it’s crap on the Z Fold 4.
However, the rumors also say Samsung is going to make some improvements to the tech so not only it is less visible but the quality of selfies aren’t trash either. Also the report menions, both the Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 will get bigger batteries but failed to mention, by exactly how much. Now, the Z Flip 3 and Fold 3 put Samsung’s foldables into the map, making them more mainstream and practical. Samsung actually sold more than 10 million of these combined.
Now Samsung expects crazy demand for the Z Flip 4 and expect it to outperform its predecessor by a huge margin. Ross Young, the display analyst, mentions that the display panels for the Z Flip 4 are already entering production, and are all set to start shipping as soon as April. Right now, the production is 8.7M panels for the Flip 4 which is 70% more than 5.1M for the Z Flip 3 in 2021.
It will be interesting to see what new hardware and features Samsung is working on to use in the Z Flip 4 that is expected to spark such interest. Of course with that being said, do consider for all the latest updates on these new foldables and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…peace out