Samsung doubled down on the S Pen this year.
what you need to know
- A report suggests the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will include a built-in S Pen slot.
- Reports say the display will be slightly larger than the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
- The external display of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 may be slightly larger.
Given that it’s been six months since Samsung’s best foldable phone launched, rumors of the next generation appear to have arrived. The latest news includes some exciting information about the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which will follow the Galaxy S22 Ultra in the best possible way.
According to a report by The Elec, the upcoming large-screen foldable phone will feature a slot for Samsung’s signature S Pen, similar to the S22 Ultra and Galaxy Note series. That’s different from the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which gained support for the S Pen but kept it as an optional accessory that you’d need to buy with a case to hold it.
Given the evolution of Samsung’s Ultra lineup adjacent to the Z Fold, it makes sense for Samsung to include a built-in slot in its upcoming foldable. That being said, that could keep the Z Fold 4’s price just as high as Samsung looks to further improve the device’s durability.
Additionally, The Elec reports that the internal display will measure 7.56 inches, or a smidge larger than the Z Fold 3’s 7.55-inch display. However, the external displays are slightly smaller at 6.19 inches and 6.20 inches.
Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, seems to confirm the size of the display:
Yes, we also have 7.56 inches. The cover display is a bit small, which should mean wider…
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) February 15, 2022
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will reportedly have the same internal display as its predecessor. By comparison, the 1.9-inch outer display will be slightly larger, while the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s display is 1.83 inches.
We don’t expect to see the devices until later this year, probably around August, so we should take this report with a grain of salt for now. Still, the idea of having an S Pen built into the Z Fold 4 is pretty exciting, and should improve significantly on an already impressive smartphone.
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