The Oppo Find N2 Flip will not have as large of a cover screen as the Galaxy Z Flip 5, according to reliable Samsung leaker Ice Universe. If this is the case, the Flip 4’s 1.96-inch external display would be significantly larger than Oppo’s flip phone, which has a 3.26-inch external display. Though the precise measurements are not known.
One of our favorite Android devices and one of the least expensive options for obtaining a folding smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. The Z Flip 4’s cover display, while not ideal, is helpful for quickly checking unread notifications, responding to messages, and turning on the flashlight. However, the small size of the cover screen severely restricts its usability and what you can do with it — a complaint we have had since the Flip lineup’s inception. Samsung may finally address this flaw with the Z Flip 5 this year, according to a recent rumor.
Unmentioned but possible, a larger outer display could change the aspect ratio.
Since its launch, Samsung’s flip phone lineup has undergone only minor design modifications. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 was an incremental improvement over the Flip 3 that placed a strong emphasis on internal improvements and increased battery life. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 of 2021, which focused on durability and internal upgrades over the Z Flip, was the same. With this year’s refresh, that may finally change because the company will have to make a number of design adjustments in order to accommodate a larger external display.
However, a larger display is only one aspect of the puzzle. In order to make the most of the larger screen and enable new features, Samsung will also need to update One UI.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is rumored to use a new teardrop hinge to eliminate the display crease, so a significant update to Samsung’s foldable lineup is expected in 2023.