Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Leaked spec sheet showcases remarkable improvements over its predecessors
So far, the differences between subsequent Galaxy Z Fold devices have been incremental, at best. This time around, they were slated to be a lot more significant, according to multiple reports that talked about the matter. Now, a new leak reveals the Galaxy Z Fold4 spec sheet in its entirety and highlights some interesting changes.
The most significant upgrade bought forth by the Galaxy Z Fold4 so far is its camera layout. It takes cues from the Galaxy S22's camera layout and upgrades its predecessor's ageing 12 MP primary sensor with a 50 MP lens. It is supplemented with a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12 MP telephoto lens that offers 3x optical zoom. The outer screen will sport a 10 MP front-facing camera, while the inner one will use an under-panel 16 MP module.
The outer Galaxy Z Fold4 screen will feature a 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED panel clocked at 120 Hz. On the inside, one gets a 7.6-inch QXGA+ (2,048 x 1,536) AMOLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Overall, the screen is a tad shorter (and wider) compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3. The Galaxy Z Fold4's 4,500 mAh battery is said to support 25 W fast charging.
As foretold earlier, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, with support for up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. It will run Android 12 customized with One UI 4.1 out of the box and likely host some exclusive software features. If everything goes according to schedule, Samsung could unveil the foldable along with the Galaxy Z Flip4 sometime in August 2022.
The powerful SoC and upgraded camera setup have the potential to make the Galaxy Z Fold4 a force to be reckoned with. However, it could also be one of the most expensive smartphones ever made. While the specifics of the deal are unclear, Qualcomm likely had to pay TSMC a small fortune for its coveted 4 nm fab space, and that extra cost will eventually find its way down the supply chain to the end-user.