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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 prototypes: New display format and a greatly improved under-display camera tipped to be making their way to Galaxy Z Fold3 successor

The Galaxy Z Fold4 may be a bigger departure from the Galaxy Z Fold3 than the latter was from the Galaxy Z Fold2. (Image source: Thai Nguyen)
The Galaxy Z Fold4 may be a bigger departure from the Galaxy Z Fold3 than the latter was from the Galaxy Z Fold2. (Image source: Thai Nguyen)
Reportedly, prototypes of this year's foldables are apparently already in Samsung's headquarters, including what will become the Galaxy Z Fold4. According to two leakers who claim to have insider information on the upcoming handset, the Galaxy Z Fold4 could launch with a new display format and a superior under-display camera compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3.

A lot has happened in the world of foldables since the Galaxy Z Fold3. For example, the Oppo Find N has launched, demonstrating that foldables need to be neither flip phones nor have elongated displays. While Oppo has not confirmed if it will sell the Find N outside China, Honor is expected to bring the Magic V to global audiences. Supposedly, the Magic V will debut later this month at MWC 2022 in Barcelona.

According to Twitter leakers @dohyun854 and @chunvn8888, Samsung is considering making considerable changes to the Galaxy Z Fold series with the fourth-generation model, currently thought of as the Galaxy Z Fold4. Allegedly, the company already has prototypes at its headquarters that contain improved under-display cameras (UDC) compared to the one that shipped in the Galaxy Z Fold3.

Purportedly, Samsung has found a UDC solution that is good enough to showcase in the Galaxy S23 series, likely due in early 2023. By contrast, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra feature punch-hole front-facing cameras, mirroring their predecessors. In comparison, @chunvn8888 asserts that Samsung has only managed to moderately improve the UDC in the Galaxy Z Fold4, implying that the camera technology may still be a while away from mass adoption.

However, they added that Samsung may change in the format of the next Galaxy Z Fold's cover display. Apparently, Samsung is testing several prototypes, some with larger, minimal and no changes to the Galaxy Z Fold3's cover display. Unfortunately, it will probably take a few more months before any concrete details about the Galaxy Z Fold4 emerge.

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@dohyun854 & @chunvn8888 (1) (2), Thai Nguyen - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 9 (Update: 2022-02- 9)