Original article: June 8
Samsung will reportedly launch two new foldable phones – Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 sometime in August this year. Despite the fact that the devices will introduce One UI 4.1.1, we have come to know a lot about smartphones, in fact, the Galaxy Z fold 4 has leaked in full specifications.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will face major design changes and will introduce many meaningful improvements, enhanced internal storage is one of them. According to a piece of new information, this time, Samsung is going to introduce the 1TB internal storage variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will follow the steps of its predecessor in not having a microSD card slot. Considering this, the 1TB internal storage will be enough for the most discerning power users.
Aside from 1TB, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will also have 256GB and 512GB for, of course, low cost and for users who don’t need a lot of storage. If the speculations go true and the company is not planning any price drop for this year’s foldable models, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 1TB might cost around $1,999.
One UI 4.1.1 under development
Samsung has begun firmware development of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, which is One UI 4.1.1. The software development of these two devices has begun under the build version F936NKSU0AVF2 and F721NKSU0AVF2 respectively.
The One UI 4.1.1 will be based on Android 12. It is not a big software update but will bring some new features along with meaningful changes and improvements over the One UI 4.1 to provide users a more connected experience.
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Most incredible Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra concept is here!
The craze for this year’s Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is still not down, with fans excited to see what new technologies and upgrades will come to the Galaxy S23 Ultra next year. The most exciting thing is its design which is likely to get more satisfactory.
So far, we have witnessed various Galaxy S23 Ultra renders that showcases different designs, colors, camera modules, display, etc. However, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s beloved boxy shape which allowed Samsung to add the S Pen into the design was common.
Meanwhile, an emerging concept creator HoiINDI has appeared with a whole new concept of the upcoming smartphone that shows a more futuristic design than any other. The most noticeable two upgrades that the idea announces are display and camera.
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Massive camera
Although the design shows three rear cameras, there’s a giant camera that will surely be able to capture perfect shots. This design also reveals a 200MP, however, it’s not the recently launched Samsung ISOCELL HP3.
On Galaxy S23 Ultra, the company will use its first-gen 200MP camera which is ISOCELL HP 1. This is because the new sensor is judged as a lower model than the previous one due to its smaller size. Whatever the case would be, the device’s camera is going to be the company’s other hit.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Waterfall display
With this year’s S-Ultra model, Samsung provided slightly curved edges. While the Galaxy S23 Ultra will bring a more curved display. Also, the rumor that claimed the device will equip an under-display front camera has ended with this render as it shows a punch-hole selfie shooter.
Apart from these, the Galaxy S23 Ultra supports the S Pen which has an in-body compartment. It will have a Type-C port for charging and will not have a 3.5mm audio jack like its predecessor. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the new device has ditched the S22 Ultra’s non-camera module design.
Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 will have 4 Android and One UI upgrades
Samsung will probably launch the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones on August 10. The devices will however come pre-installed with last year’s Android 12L OS but a completely new customs OS – One UI 4.1.1 that will bring additional new features to the users.
Meanwhile, it is officially confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will get four major Android and One UI operating system upgrades and five years of security patch updates. It means these devices will get major updates till Android 16-based One UI 8 (possibly).
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4/Flip 4 four Android upgrades:
Earlier this year, Samsung made a significant shift in its software update policy, which claims that your flagship Galaxy smartphones will get 4 major Android OS updates instead of 3 and also a year ahead security patches. Even select Galaxy A series phones are eligible for this treatment.
The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are two of the flagship Galaxy phones, which means these are compatible with Samsung’s new software update policy and will get 4 Android upgrades in addition to security patches for a year.
You purchased a flagship smartphone means you have put on so much money and you will not buy any other flagship phones for years. The new policy will better meet the longer lifecycle of smartphones and improve the long-term security if you are dependent on them.
Samsung President just revealed future of Galaxy Note and S23 Ultra
By giving the S Pen support to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung hinted that it has killed the Galaxy Note smartphone lineup. Later on, the company officially confirmed that there will not be any new Galaxy Note phone, while the S Pen stylus will live on.
According to the latest information dug by tipster IceUniverse, Samsung President of mobile division, TM Roh said that the Galaxy Note will continue to appear in the future, however, in the form of S Ultra, starting this year. To be mentioned, this year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is a true successor to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
It means future Ultra models will continue to be equipped with a Galaxy Note phone-like design with sharp corners and a larger display. And of course, Samsung won’t forget to bring the S Pen support with the future Ultra models of the Galaxy S series, as well.
Samsung says it is noteworthy, meanwhile, it is a hybrid variant of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S flagships as the company just merged the Note’s design into the Ultra model of the Galaxy S flagship lineup. It made the S Pen silo arrive in the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and it will continue in the future as well.
TM Roh：“Starting from this year, Galaxy Note will appear in the form of S Ultra every year.” pic.twitter.com/TIKX85razb
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 30, 2022
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung is likely to introduce the Galaxy S23 series early next year, however, there’s nothing official. Going by the statement of Samsung President TM Roh, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will pack a Galaxy Note line design such as sharper corners, a bigger display, and S Pen support alongside its dedicated compartment.
With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the South Korean tech giant has impressively reduced the latency of the S Pen, making the note-taking experience similar to the real pen-copy writing feel. We can expect, the company will bring more features and durability with the next generation of Galaxy S Ultra.
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