We expect Samsung to officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in just a few hours at the time of this writing, with the company holding a grand launch at 9am ET / 6pm PT / 2pm BST / 11pm AEST on August 10 (and no no be sure to follow our Samsung Unpacked live blog).
But before that, almost everything about the Z Flip 4 has apparently been leaked – including a hands-on video of a dummy unit.
This footage – along with some accompanying footage – was shared by SlashLeaks (opens in new tab), and shows the black and white models of the phone. You can see a dual-lens camera alongside the small display on the lid, a two-tone color scheme in the case of the white model, a metal frame, and a fairly large folding main display.
As they are dummy units, they are not functional gadgets, despite appearing to have a clock and other details on the cover screen, which would explain why the date shown on them is not an actual 2022 date.
Since this isn’t the real phone, we’d also take this leak with a pinch of salt, but dummy units are often created based on real details about a handset, and so close to launch there’s a good chance those details will be accurate. The phone shown here certainly looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in previous leaks.
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This isn’t the only new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 leak. The phone has also been extensively detailed by Roland Quandt – a leaker with a good track record – writing to WinFuture (opens in new tab).
According to Quandt – who also shared some images that match the leaked video – the Z Flip 4 has a 6.7-inch 1080 x 2640 foldable AMOLED display. 120Hz refresh and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus Plus.
The secondary display is apparently a 1.9-inch with a resolution of 260 x 512 and 302 pixels per inch, and the Z Flip 4 reportedly has a powerful Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage and 3,700mAh battery with 25W charging.
The cameras apparently include a 12MP f/1.8 wide, a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide, and a 10MP f/2.4 front, and the phone is IPX8 certified (meaning it’s water resistant but not dust resistant). . ).
5G is also unsurprisingly mentioned, and the dimensions apparently come in at 84.9 x 71.9 x 17.1mm when closed, or 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm when open. Speaking of the design, Quandt says the bezels have been shrunk, the hinge has been revised to make the phone more compact and robust, and sturdy Armor Aluminum is used for the frame.
The phone will also be sold in four colors, along with a custom edition that offers over 70 color combinations. Pre-orders apparently open on August 26, and prices start at €1,099 for a 128GB model, rising to €1,159 for 256GB and reaching €1,279 for a 512GB.
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We don’t care about the price conversions above because they’re unlikely to be particularly accurate, but for reference, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 started at €1,049. So 50 euros less and for the same amount of storage.
It’s worth noting that we’ve seen a few price leaks and not everyone totally agrees, but recent leaks suggest a slight increase from the Z Flip 3’s $999 / £949 / AU$1,499 starting price.
So what did Samsung do to justify the extra expense? Rumors suggest there is a more powerful chipset this year, but that’s to be expected. Also, it looks like the battery will be bigger, with Quandt claiming the Z Flip 4 will offer “significantly longer battery life” than its predecessor.
It appears that charging is also faster and that the design has been refined, while the main camera apparently has a new sensor capable of capturing more light.
So there are tweaks and improvements throughout, if that information is accurate, but it doesn’t look like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be a major upgrade. For Samsung’s best foldable, you might need to look to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which we expect to arrive at the same time.