The Z Flip 4 could finally fix Samsung’s biggest flaw with flip phones

The Z Flip 4 could finally fix Samsung's biggest flaw with flip phones

All three Z Flip phones pack a 3,300mAh battery and are barely enough for a full day. Galaxy Club claims to have found evidence that the Flip 4 will have a slightly bigger battery. Samsung’s foldable phones feature a dual-battery setup and apparently, the Flip 4, which carries the model number SM-F721, will have a bigger ‘sub’ battery. This will bump the total advertised capacity to 3,400mAh, which would be an increase of 100mAh.

Samsung is the clear ruler of the foldable smartphone market, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, which was the most popular bendable phone last year, is primarily responsible for its success. The Z Flip 3 was a significant upgrade over its predecessor, with a larger external display, increased durability, and a smoother internal display. Although the next generation, rumoured to be called the Z Flip 4, may be a more integrated update, it may finally get a battery upgrade.

Highlights

  • There is still no word on whether the device will also support charging speeds faster than 15W. Most other specs are also shrouded in mystery. The Flip 4 could feature the same exact design as the Flip 3, meaning we can expect a 6.7-inches inner screen and a 1.9-inches cover screen.

  • Granted, it’s a minute change, but it’s at least something. Besides, the battery capacity is not the only thing that impacts battery life. The processor also plays an important part, and a reliable insider has said that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, which will be built on a more advanced node than the chip that fuels the Flip 3, and this should theoretically make the device more power efficient.

The phone could be cheaper than the Flip 3, which starts at $999, and this in large part can be attributed to a controversial battery supplier. It will likely be introduced in August alongside the Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Watch 5, which a fresh report says may miss out on the thermometer feature.