The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a significant update to the device and one of the best additions could come from a smaller fold on the inner display. Now we have an idea of what that might look like.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 screen fold; what it could look like
The screen fold has been part of Samsung’s foldable lineup since the beginning, with everything since the original Galaxy Fold having the “trench” in the center of the screen. While we have said over and over that the fold is mostly invisible in everyday use is something that can be an understandable complaint, especially as Samsung is pushing the S Pen as a feature on the Fold.
Fortunately, Samsung wants to make improvements to the screen fold on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Reliable tipster Ice Universe Posted a photo from the weekend that apparently shows the screen crease of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 compared to the Fold 3. While it has clearly not been eliminated, there is a definite improvement between the two.
The fold of the Fold 3 was and still is characteristic. With the screen off or catching the light at the right angle is something you can’t easily miss. On the Fold 4, it looks like Samsung has toned it down dramatically, with the fold not nearly as deep or prominent.
It is very likely that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will see the same improvements to the fold.
Of course, Samsung still has a long way to go to match what its competitors have achieved in this area. For example, the Oppo Find N has a fold that you cannot easily see or feel while using the device. It’s one thing that Oppo has done well with that foldable.
Also, it remains to be seen whether this new folding design makes improvements in durability. Samsung still has a problem with the ultra-thin glass cracking along this tight crease, as we experienced first hand with the Galaxy Z Flip 3but maybe a less dramatic fold will help with that.
What else will the Galaxy Z Fold 4 change?
Aside from a better fold, what else is in store for the Galaxy Z Fold 4?
First off, we know this will be one of the first devices to use Qualcomm’s upgraded Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, which should offer some solid performance improvements over the Fold 3. Samsung is also playing with the hinge and working. the design to be lighter and smaller. In practice, this should result in a better appearance of the Fold.
And finally, Samsung is also adjusting the aspect ratios, with the Fold 4 expected to have a squarer inner screen and a shorter and wider outer panel.
Overall, there’s a lot to look forward to, and we should all learn more about it in August.
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