We are not far from the expected launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, and we have new leaks about the most important parts of these folding phones: the hinges and the curves.
We'll start with the most recent leak, which is a tweet from generally trustworthy tipster Ice Universe (opens in a new tab). He says the Z Flip 4's crease will be shallower than the Z Flip 3's and that "most people will be happy" with the improvement.
This follows a previous tweet (opens in a new tab) from the same source showing some of the cases that have been developed for the Z Flip 4 – revealing that the hinge is now more compact as well, offering yet another design improvement. compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The other folding(*4*)
Not to be outdone, it looks like a similar cosmetic update is also in the pipeline for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. We heard a few weeks ago that the crease would also be less prominent on this foldable phone, so Samsung is improving the implementation. of this technology at all levels.
As for the hinge, we are once again indebted to Ice Universe (opens in a new tab) for a tweet from a few days ago that showed a more compact hinge on the Z Fold 4 compared to the Z Fold 3: the same kind of update we're talking about for the Z Flip 4.
Apparently, the design of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has "changed a lot" according to the tipster. We don't have to wait long to find out: Samsung hasn't confirmed the existence of the phones or a release date, but the phones are believed to be unveiled in August.
Analysis: steady progress(*4*)
Foldable phones will always improve in form and function – just look at how smartphones in general have progressed over the last decade. Technology, materials, and manufacturing processes improve over time, resulting in better-looking, more reliable phones.
It looks like we'll see more of this progression with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in August. We're pretty impressed with what we've seen in the last year with these foldable devices, and with Samsung's years of experience, it's going to be hard for Apple and Google to pair them with their own foldable devices.
Less noticeable creases and more compact hinges would of course be welcome this time around, as long as there are no reliability issues, but for foldable phones to really break into the mainstream, the prices of these phones haven't come down yet. This may be where the real challenge lies for Samsung.
If you can't wait another two months to see these phones in person, you might be interested in all the leaks and rumors we've heard so far: We now have full leaks for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung. Galaxy Z Fold 4, so you can decide early if one of these foldables is the phone upgrade for you.