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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 certified by FCC ahead of late August release

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is one of two flagship smartphones that Samsung will announce next month. (Image source: Onur Binay)
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is one of two flagship smartphones that Samsung will announce next month. (Image source: Onur Binay)
The FCC has certified the Galaxy Z Fold4, a crucial step in the road to the device's release. Expected to debut on August 26, the FCC appears to confirm that the Galaxy Z Fold4 will support a Samsung S Pen, along with the latest mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity standards.

Samsung is moving closer to bringing the Galaxy Z Fold4 to market, the fourth-generation model in the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Fold series. While Samsung has not confirmed anything yet, it has certified the SM-F936U with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US. For reference, Samsung devices with 'U' suffixes in the model numbers are always intended for the US market.

Predictably, the FCC has not revealed too many details about the Galaxy Z Fold4, at least until Samsung allows it to publish user manuals and device pictures. In the meantime, the commission suggests that this year's Galaxy Z Fold will support an S Pen, a feature that Samsung introduced with the Galaxy Z Fold3. Purportedly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will have a stronger display than previous models, in part to improve S Pen performance. Based on current rumours, the S Pen will continue to sit outside the Galaxy Z Fold4 though, unlike the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Additionally, the FCC reports that the Galaxy Z Fold4 is a Qualcomm-based device, rather than an Exynos one. Reputedly, Samsung has chosen the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 for the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, which would put them on par with the recently announced Xiaomi 12S series. Plenty of RAM and storage is expected for the Galaxy Z Fold4 as well, but only a 4,400 mAh battery.

As it stands, Samsung is rumoured to have scheduled the Galaxy Z Fold4's release for August 26, with the Galaxy Z series taking the place of the Galaxy Note series in Samsung's annual release schedule. Allegedly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will debut on August 26 at a Galaxy Unpacked event, during which it will also showcase the Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Potentially, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro may also be in attendance, renders of which leaked last week.

(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-07-11 (Update: 2022-07-11)