The next generation of Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Z phones is rumored to be lighter and more durable than the current iteration. The devices are likely to offer the same battery capacity as their predecessors. Samsung’s under-display camera tech, which debuted on the Fold 3, has supposedly improved to the point that Samsung is considering outfitting Z Fold 4’s outer screen with it too. Even more exciting is the rumor that the Fold 4 will feature premium camera hardware, something which will allow it to stand toe to toe with the top phones of 2021 which offer impressive cameras.
Responding to rumors that said that current Galaxy Z Fold 4 prototypes have an S Pen silo, Naver leaker lanzuk said that’s not the case. He says that none of the current prototypes or samples have a dedicated S Pen slot. That doesn’t dismiss the possibility of a stylus slot on the Fold 4 though and the final decision will apparently be made in March next year. A source with an unproven track record claims that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 might also support the S Pen, something that was also hinted at by a patent, but it’s best to treat this bit with a heavy dose of skepticism.
New reasons to get excited every week. Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox. 19 NOVEMBER Unlike the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Fold 4 not expected to feature S Pen slot. Next year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is unlikely to have a dedicated slot for the S Pen. Galaxy Z Fold 4 could finally appeal to mainstream premium users with flagship cameras. 17 NOVEMBER Galaxy Z Fold 4 could finally appeal to mainstream premium users with flagship cameras. Both Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Flip 4 are tipped to feature under-display selfie cameras, and the Fold 4 may get better rear cameras.
It’s convenient to have a stylus built in, and you don’t have to layout more money for a stylus. However with that said, I am okay with the stylus not being built into the Fold 4. If it’s built into the S22, then that would be better especially since there is room in those smartphones. No folding parts to get in the way. Okay, but let’s be realistic here. The phone needs to be extremely thin on either side so that when folded, it’s not too chunky (which it already is, tbh). Therefore, no slot for the S-Pen. Only other place is in the hinge. However, at this point, the mechanism is far too complicated. Heck they managed to make it water resistant!! So everyone just needs to be patient. No other foldable will have stylus support until several years from now. In the meantime, Samsung should just focus on flattening the crease because it sucks.