We expect the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 to be officially unveiled next month, and in the meantime, we have a leaked image showing the foldable smartphone from the side.
The image, courtesy of 91 furniture, looks like it comes from promotional material that Samsung is likely preparing. As expected, it doesn’t look like there will be a huge number of aesthetic changes over the previous version.
Along with the “Next Galaxy” tagline, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 appears in a new purple hue that Samsung is apparently calling Bora. It’s a color rumored to be coming to a number of other Samsung devices in the near future.
all in the details
While the design of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, it is unlikely to be identical: in the leaked image, you can see that the side buttons are bigger and more pronounced this time around.
The camera lens also seems to stand out more than on the previous model, while the overall design isn’t as tapered. We hope that means camera upgrades as well as extra battery capacity for the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
While this image doesn’t tell us much about the upcoming folding phone, it is further evidence that the handset is coming soon. We expect to see a number of new Samsung devices at the same event, including some smartwatches.
Analysis: Bring the foldables
Foldable phones are getting closer and closer to becoming mainstream devices – Google and Apple are rumored to be working on their own foldable handsets, which is a promising sign for the form factor’s future.
However, the rise of the foldable owes a lot to Samsung. Without the annual launches of the Z Fold and Z Flip handsets, consumers wouldn’t have much choice in this category, bar the occasional offering from Huawei and Xiaomi.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold is the more conventional foldable, opening and closing like a book, and we expect to see the Galaxy Z Fold 4 alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 4 whenever Samsung decides to hold its next hardware showcase.
By all accounts, they have to be the best folding phones we’ve seen, and we hope the prices are attractive too. August is shaping up to be an important month for the near future of foldable phones.