May 12, 2022

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 might look a lot fancier if this leak is correct

By Nicholas Sutrich published 6 days ago

Samsung is going for the gold this time around.

Comically gold Galaxy Z Flip 4 mockup

(Image credit: Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central)

As we draw closer to the expected mid-to-late-Summer announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4, the rumor mill begins to spin faster. This latest rumor comes from Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), and alleges that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will launch in Gold, Gray, Light Blue and Light Violet colorways, while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be available in Beige, Black, and Gray.

This leak comes hot on the heels of Young’s previous leak from two days prior that discussed the display sizes of the Pixel Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 4. The big surprise here is that Samsung is apparently not launching the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in any shade of black, eschewing the typical trend of always launching a phone in black as a “standard” color, followed by the possibility of other colors, either at launch or sometime down the road.

Instead, Samsung could be swapping black out with gold as the big hype color. We made a mockup above but imagine it will probably not be quite as flamboyant as that color might suggest.Sponsored LinksThe Cost of Apartments for Sale in Dubai Might Totally Surprise YouApartments for Sale in Dubai | Search Ads

To put that in perspective, Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Gray, White, and Pink colorways, while the Z Fold 3 was only available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver. Without accompanying images, it’s hard to tell if Samsung will continue to use a muted set of colors for the Z Fold 4 as it did with the Z Fold 3 — all of those colors were slight variations on black, after all — or if it will push for the more vibrant colors of the Z Flip 3.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…CLOSEhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.516.0_en.html#goog_16516659760 seconds of 18 minutes, 14 secondsVolume 0% PLAY SOUND

It’s also possible that Samsung will launch another Bespoke Edition program for these phones, letting users customize their phone’s colors even further. At this point, we’re pretty sure the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 will both be using the same side-mounted fingerprint scanners as their predecessors, and it’s likely Samsung will bump the battery size up on these phones, as well.

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For

  • No-compromise performance
  • Great cameras
  • Bespoke software features
  • Gorgeous and useful design
  • Water, scratch, and drop-resistant

Against

  • No telephoto camera lens
  • Cover display has limited functionality
  • Likes to slide off uneven surfaces
  • 15W charging can be slow
Nicholas Sutrich

Nicholas Sutrich 

Senior Content Producer — SmartphonesNick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it’s VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he’s been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @GwanatuMORE ABOUT…Health Connect could get us closer to universal health and fitness trackingGoogle I/O 2022: Biggest announcements from the keynoteLATESTGoogle Search will make it easier to find local businesses you don’t know about

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