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(Pocket-lint) – Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Z Flip 4 alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro at an event on 10 August.
We covered how the Galaxy Z Fold 4 should compare to the Z Fold 3 in a separate article, but here we take a look at how the Z Flip 4 could compare to its predecessor, the Z Flip 3.
If you’re wondering if the upgrade is worth it, or which flip phone you should buy, here’s a rundown of the specs of the Z Flip 4 versus the Z Flip 3.
Design of the Z Flip 4 compared to the Z Flip 3
- Z Flip 3: 86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1mm folded, 166 x 72.2 x 6.9mm unfolded, 183g, IPX8
- Z Flip 4: TBC
The design of the Samsung Galaxy Flip has remained pretty much the same since launch, with a few minor tweaks here and there. The Z Flip 3 brought a bigger cover screen to the flip device and rumors suggest the Z Flip 4 could see that increase continue.
Other differences would come in the form of squarer and flatter edges, more prominent buttons, slightly more protruding camera lenses, and a redesigned hinge. Otherwise, it looks like the design will be similar to the Z Flip 3, which isn’t a bad thing.
The colors offered for the Z Flip 4 are Graphite, Bora Purple, Pink Gold and Blue, but Samsung is also expected to offer the Bespoke Edition option which offers plenty of customization options.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available in Cream, Lavender, Phantom Black, and Green. It is also offered as a Bespoke Edition option.
Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 screen
- Z Flip 4: 6.7-inch main screen, Full HD+, 120Hz refresh rate, 2-inch lid?
- Z Flip 3: 6.7-inch main display, Full HD+, 120Hz refresh rate, 1.9-inch lid (260 x 512).
As we briefly mentioned, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will offer a larger cover screen than its predecessor. Reports suggest that the Z Flip 4 will have at least a 2-inch cover screen compared to the Z Flip 3’s 1.9-inch screen.
When unfolded, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 6.7-inch main display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate and there’s no suggestion that will change with the Z Flip 4.
The only rumor that could affect things is that the Z Flip 4 adopts an under-screen camera, like the Z Fold 3. If true, it would mean that the Z Flip 4 has an uninterrupted screen compared to the Z Flip 3 which has a central punch-hole camera at the top of its main screen.
Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Hardware and Specs
- Z Flip 4: Qualcomm SD 8+ Gen 1, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, 3700mAh battery?
- Z Flip 3: Qualcomm SD888, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, 3300mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is rumored to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and reports suggest it will offer 8GB of RAM. The Z Flip 3, by comparison, runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 platform with 8GB of RAM, so there’s definitely an upgrade in that department.
As for storage, the Z Flip 4 is expected to come in 128 and 256GB models like the Z Flip 3, but it’s been suggested that the Z Flip 4 will also come in a 512GB option, which would be a first. for this device.
Battery capacity is also expected to increase for the Z Flip 4, from 3300mAh to 3700mAh for the Z Flip 3.
As for other hardware, reports suggest that the Z Flip 4 will retain a physical fingerprint sensor in the side power button, like the Z Flip 3, rather than opting for an option underneath. screen.
Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 cameras
- Z Flip 4: dual rear camera
- Z Flip 3: dual rear camera (12MP main + 12MP ultrawide), 10MP selfie
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G sports a dual camera on the outside with two 12-megapixel sensors – one of which is a wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture and the other is an ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.
There’s also a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
So far, no rumors have indicated whether or not the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will bring any changes in this department, although we would expect some improvements, even if it’s at the software level rather than dramatic changes. at the hardware level. Based on the leaked renders, it looks like the Z Flip 4 will continue to offer dual rear cameras.
From the rumors, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will offer internal upgrades rather than design updates. We expect a similar design, although perhaps more refined, and it seems that the processor and the battery will be improved.
It remains to be seen if the Z Flip 4 will opt for an under-display camera, a larger cover display and camera updates as well, but we’ll update this feature as soon as we get all the details. official details.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.