In August last year, Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, which not only has dual screens inside and outside, but also introduces an off-screen camera for the first time, supports S Pen stylus for the first time, and supports IP8X waterproofing for the first time.
And as the core of the folding screen, its hinge adopts a subversive invisible design, which can withstand 200,000 opening and closing times, and also supports the adaptive split-screen mode of fixed use at multiple angles, which is welcomed by many users.
Now the new generation of Galaxy Z Fold 4 is exposed, which is expected to launch in August this year.
According to reports, Samsung Electronics plans to reduce the number of parts for smartphone hinges.Currently, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 uses two separate parts, but the Galaxy Z Fold 4 uses only one.
With this change, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be lighter and thinner than its predecessor, and production costs are expected to be reduced due to the reduction in the number of parts.
Samsung is making a big bet on the new generation of foldable smartphones as it plans to produce 2.9 million Galaxy Z Fold 4 units this year, while the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will only produce 1 million units.
According to a new report by GalaxyClub,The Galaxy Z Fold 4 may inherit the Galaxy S22's camera, upgrading from a 2x optical zoom to a 3x optical zoom that can significantly improve the quality of long-distance shooting.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3's off-screen camera is only 4 megapixels, which doesn't preserve a lot of detail in the photo. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to feature a 10-megapixel front-facing camera.