Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 makes it through FCC testing ahead of its launch
Samsung has registered a device highly likely to debut as the Galaxy Z Flip4 later in 2022. The latest clamshell has been confirmed as a 5G-capable foldable handset with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, NFC and wireless charging. It is rumored to launch in August 2022 alongside the Z Fold4.
It looks like the Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip4 has joined its Fold4 counterpart on the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) database. The SM-F721U has, like the SM-F936U immediately before it, been certified as a new "portable handset" that also happens to be foldable.
Therefore, the device is more than likely to be the long-rumored Z Flip 4 (or, as Samsung will probably put it, the Z Flip4). The new official leak cannot confirm the device's alleged design updates compared to its Flip3 predecessor, although some drawings found among its new documentation might underpin its general clamshell form-factor.
The FCC has also now cleared the SM-F721U (which might also ship as the SM-F721U1) to use 5G (mmWave included; tri-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. The upcoming foldable smartphone is thought to have dual batteries adding up to a sub-4,000mAh capacity, and the FCC's documentation does mention one power-pack (the EB-BF724ABY) previously linked to the upcoming clamshell.
Nevertheless, its approval of the SM-F721U puts it right on course for a Galaxy Unpacked event that could now conceivably be set for August in 2022 as usual.
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