Samsung points toward future Galaxy Z Fold upgrades like superior cameras and an S Pen slot ↺
According to a new report by The Elec, Samsung has hinted at innovations that will make their way into future Galaxy Z Fold smartphones. Supposedly mentioned during a meeting with component suppliers, The Elec alleges that Samsung claimed that there were still some 'challenges' to overcome with the current Galaxy Z Fold4.
On the one hand, S Pen compatibility but no accompanying stylus slot is one area in which Samsung hopes to improve. Currently, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is too thin to accommodate its S Pen, or even the much slimmer variant that ships with the Galaxy S22 Ultra. For reference, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is 6.3 mm thick when unfolded. By contrast, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has an 8.9 mm chassis thickness, which is only just wide enough to fit its S Pen.
On the other hand, Samsung is continuing to improve structural rigidity while minimising weight. Arguably, the Galaxy Z Fold4 did little to improve in this regard, with less than 10 g shaved from the Galaxy Z Fold3. The Galaxy Z Fold4 is a hair thinner than its predecessor too and 0.6 mm thinner than the original Galaxy Fold. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's other goals include equipping foldable smartphones with better cameras and reducing crease visibility in its foldable display panels. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen what changes, if any, Samsung will include in next year's Galaxy Z Fold5.