Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

We’re still more than a week away from the official launch of Samsung’s latest foldables – the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 – so it’s time for the designs of the devices to leak online in full.

Leaker Evan Blass has published a slew of seemingly official images on 91Mobiles, showing the two phones from nearly every angle, both folded and unfolded. There appear to be three color options for the Z Fold 4 (black, beige and gray) and four for the Z Flip 4 (black, gold, blue and purple).

However, if you were hoping for radically different designs for both devices compared to last year’s models, you’ll likely be disappointed. Both seem to have inherited fundamentally similar looks, right down to camera bumps and black strip across the top of the back of the Z Flip.

Due to the black wallpaper on the Fold 4’s screen, it’s hard to see if the inner display will once again feature an under-display selfie camera, which offered disappointing performance on last year’s phone. The images also don’t provide a conclusive answer as to whether or not the Z Fold 4 will include a built-in holder for an S Pen stylus, a feature that was previously rumored.

The Galaxy ZFold 4.
Image: Evan Blass / 91Mobiles

But the lack of major design changes doesn’t rule out useful improvements for this year’s foldable devices. For starters, a previous leak suggested that the Z Flip 4’s foldable screen may have been upgraded to result in a less obvious crease in the center of the screen when unfolded, and a report claimed that the Z Flip 4 a larger secondary screen on its exterior. Software improvements may also be coming to the Z Fold 4 thanks to Android 12L, an update to Google’s mobile operating system with improvements designed specifically for large-screen devices.

For more details, we’ll have to wait until August 10, when both phones are expected to be announced alongside a new smartwatch; the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

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