The list of specs more or less matches a similar Galaxy Z Fold 4 report earlier this week, when Yogesh Brar posted expected specs for the upcoming foldable. The biggest difference in the dueling lists of specs comes down to cameras, with Ice Universe expecting a 10MP telephoto lens on the phone’s exterior, not a 12MP sensor. The megapixel ratings on the external front camera and under-display selfie cam also differ in the two reports.
According to a leaker with a good track record when it comes to Samsung news, Samsung is preparing to offer the Galaxy Z Fold a significant processing upgrade as well as enhanced cameras when it releases the Galaxy Z Fold 4 later this year. Ice Universe went to Twitter to share a list of Galaxy Z Fold 4 specifications (opens in new tab), which includes everything from the foldable phone’s CPU to the battery capacity and charging speed Samsung is rumoured to be planning. How sure is Ice Universe about this information? The specifications are “100% correct,” according to the leaker.
The camera specs in this latest leak also signal that Samsung could be looking to give the Galaxy Z Fold 4 more of a boost as a camera phone. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 used a trio of 12MP cameras for its main, ultrawide angle and telephoto lens. For the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung will apparently boost the main camera to 50MP, while the telephoto lens is reportedly dialed back to 10MP. However, the Z Fold 4 gets a boost to a 3x optical zoom, up from 2x optical on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
However, the similarities between the different Galaxy Z Fold 4 spec claims are far more numerous. That makes us think these specs are pretty close to the real deal, as Samsung preps to launch a new batch of foldable phones later in the year. One of the biggest changes from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 figures to be the system-on-chip powering the newer model. Ice Universe, like Yogesh Brar, expects the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a newly introduced chipset that promises a boost in both performance and power management over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 found inside top Android releases in the first part of the year, such as the Galaxy S22 and OnePlus 10 Pro.
Ice Universe doesn’t anticipated changes to the front cameras either on the exterior of the foldable or on the camera that’s situated beneath the Z Fold’s internal display — they expect those to remain 10MP and 4MP, respectively. As a reminder, Yogesh Brar forecast a 16MP sensor for the under-display camera, which would be a significant boost to one of the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s notable shortcomings.