Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 suddenly looks like the ultimate Android foldable phone

Samsung's best folding phone is getting lots of useful improvements to make a great Android phone even better

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G foldable phone in a man's hand
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The more I read about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, the more impressed I am: it's shaping up to be one of the best Android phones of 2022.

In our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review we praised it as the foldable phone we'd actually want to buy, and multiple reports indicate that its successor, the Z Flip 4, is going to be even better.

The latest news comes via SamMobile, which reports (opens in new tab) on the Flip 4's battery. Instead of one battery there will be two, one with 2,555mAh and one with 1,040mAh. Together that works out as 3,595mAh, or around 3,700mAh in marketing speak. That's a significant upgrade over the Flip 3's 3,330mAh, and it also comes with a charging speed upgrade from 15W to 25W. Together they should solve the battery and charging issues that meant the Z Flip 3 didn't quite have the stamina many users would like.

That's not all. There's a bette screen, a better processor, a new One UI version and a thinner, more compact body. The rest of the specs are pretty tasty too, and the crease is a lot less obvious. The crease is something we talked about in our Galaxy Z Fold 4 wish list, and it applies just as much to the Flip.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: serious specs make this a pocket rocket

The screen is believed to be a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ and 120Hz. Cameras are expected to be 10MP for selfies and 12+12MP on the rear, and the Flip 4 will run Samsung's One UI 4.1.1 – which is based on Android 12 – from day one.

As predicted the Flip 4 is getting the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and that's coming with 8GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage. The case is IPX8 rated for water resistance and supports both wired, wireless and reverse wireless charging, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G.

Best of all, the case is going to be slightly thinner and more compact than the current model. Thin isn't everything when it comes to phones, of course, but it's more of an issue with the best folding phones because they of course get much thicker when you fold them.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 launch date is believed to be 10 August 2022, so it won't be long before we get to see it in the foldable flesh.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).