Samsung today shared the official trailer video for the upcoming “Unpacked” event that will be the debut of its next-generation foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The Unpacked event will take place on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and Samsung is take reservations already for the as yet unannounced smartphones. “Discover how the next Galaxy is now bigger than phones, and get ready to unfold your world of bigger experiences at Samsung Unpacked,” reads the tagline for the event teasing the new devices.
Rumors suggest that Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have an updated design with a single hinge design instead of the double hinges of Samsung’s previous generation foldable phones. The new hinge will be smaller for a thinner and lighter design, and the smartphone will continue to fold like a book.
The Z Fold 4 is expected to continue to have a 7.6-inch interior display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and it could have a fingerprint sensor below the display instead of a fingerprint sensor on the right side of the device. Improved cameras are on the way, including a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. The Galaxy Fold 3 was priced at $1,800, and display analyst Ross Young says the Fold 4 could get a small price cut.
Concerning the Galaxy Z Flip 4, it will continue to have a 6.7-inch display that folds out vertically, but according to Young, it will have a larger 2-inch cover display. Not much else is known about the Z Flip 4, but camera improvements are possible, as well as improvements in battery life and new color options. Both new smartphones are expected to run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus chips.
Samsung has been making foldable devices since the introduction of the Galaxy Fold in 2019, and the company has several years of experience with various design improvements and iterations.
Apple has yet to make a foldable debut iPhonealthough rumors suggest prototypes are in the works. At this point, work is said to be at an early stage, and Apple has considered several folding screen sizes, including one that unfolds to a size comparable to the 6.7-inch. iPhone 13 Pro Max and others in the eight to nine inch range.
Rumors of Apple’s foldable design are going around the world, with some suggesting an invisible hinge and others pointing to a dual screen design with a visible hinge. There are also rumors of a foldable iPhone with a clamshell design similar to the Galaxy Z Flip. Multiple sources indicate that 2025 is the earliest we could see a foldable “iPhone”, so there’s plenty of time to change and develop Apple’s plans.