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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Built-in S Pen due for next-generation Galaxy Z Fold, but no major external design changes

The Galaxy Z Fold4 could launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. (Image source: Ben Geskin)
The Galaxy Z Fold4 could launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. (Image source: Ben Geskin)
According to new rumours, Samsung plans to equip the Galaxy Z Fold4 with an exciting upgrade compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3. However, the upcoming foldable smartphone will retain its predecessor's display formats, for better or worse.

According to the latest report by The Elec, Samsung could be bringing more of the Galaxy Note to its Galaxy Z Fold series. Purportedly, the South Korean company has elected to equip the next Galaxy Z Fold with a slot for an S Pen. For context, the Galaxy Z Fold3 is compatible with Samsung's S Pen, but it has no place to store it. Instead, Samsung sells the Flip Cover + S Pen case that has a built-in S Pen holder.

Reputedly, Samsung will not make this year's Galaxy Z Fold wider to accommodate the S Pen Fold Edition stylus. On the contrary, it plans to create a thinner S Pen that can fit within a 6.4 mm-thick chassis when unfolded. By contrast, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is 8.9 mm thick, 0.8 mm thicker than the Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

The Elec adds that the so-called Galaxy Z Fold4 will retain its predecessor's form factor though, with a 6.2-inch cover display and a 7.56-inch interior one. As a result, the next Galaxy Z Fold's design will be similar to the Galaxy Z Fold3 as well. Apparently, Samsung was considering equipping the Galaxy Z Fold4 with a larger interior display, but decided against taking it further because of its poor ergonomics. The Galaxy Z Fold4 is expected to launch in 2H 2022.

Samsung's Flip Cover + S Pen case for the Galaxy Z Fold3. (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung's Flip Cover + S Pen case for the Galaxy Z Fold3. (Image source: Samsung)

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The Elec via 9to5Google, Ben Geskin - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-15 (Update: 2022-02-15)