A major leak regarding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 suggests the company’s next-gen foldable might be more of an incremental upgrade. While we’ve already seen some leaked specs about Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone, a full spec sheet leak comes from @UniverseIce, a well-known leaker with a strong track record, and another reputable leaker, Yogesh Brar.
Sadly, the specs aren’t that much of an upgrade from the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Most of the upcoming foldable remains the same except for a notable upgrade to the cameras and new processors. We also saw a render of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 earlier this month from another reputable leaker and a Tweet from @UniverseIce that showed a comparison between the displays of the Z Fold 3 and 4. More recently, @UniverseIce posted another render comparing the two foldables.
More megapixels — Lining up with previous leaks, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a 7.6-inch QXGA+ AMOLED foldable screen and a 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED cover display, both with 120Hz refresh rates. The new display is very similar to the previous Galaxy Z Fold 3, although with very slight changes in the dimensions. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will also be powered by 12GB of RAM, or potentially up to 16 GB, and offer 256GB or 512GB storage options.
The biggest upgrade can be seen with the cameras, where the main rear camera is now 50 megapixels. There’s some discrepancy here with the leaks, but we can expect upgraded ultrawide and zoom lenses, up to 12 megapixels for each. The separate leaks agree on a 10-megapixel outer selfie camera, but the inner under-display camera could be up to 16 megapixels, according to Yogesh Brar.
Both leakers agreed on a new processor for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which will be a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. It looks like Samsung won’t be upgrading the battery, keeping the current-gen 4,400mAh version which will support 25W charging.
Seems skippable — If leaks are to be believed, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may not be much of an upgrade compared to its predecessor. If you already have the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the upgrade is might be skippable unless you really want an improved main phone camera.
As for the timing of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the last two Z Fold smartphones were announced in August. If Samsung sticks to this pattern, we’re only a few weeks away from seeing if these specs are actually accurate.