Samsung is all set to bring Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10. We have heard a lot of rumors about these phones meanwhile, the latest one claims that Samsung is planning to remove the ‘Z’ from its upcoming foldable phone names.
This piece of information has come from a trustable tipster SnoopyTech. If it’s true and Samsung is removing the Z branding from its foldable phones in real, the forthcoming devices will be known as Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4. Honestly, the new names sound good, aren’t they?
Even the first generation Galaxy foldable phone also didn’t have the ‘Z’ branding, it was known as Galaxy Fold. The company has introduced the ‘Z’ with its second-gen foldable phones – Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. However, these sound big, and it’s nice that the company is planning to make the foldable names simpler.
The tipster further says that Samsung is doing so because the Russian military is using this letter. Actually, the letter Z has become the symbol of war for Russia and has been hand-painted on the country’s tanks and trucks. And, with this removal of Z from the foldable phone names, Samsung is trying to express its actions against Russia.
Samsung Electronics tries to get rid of the "Z" letter in their folding phone series. Starting with Flip/Fold 4, the letter won't be printed on the boxes anymore. That's because Russian military is using the letter.
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) August 2, 2022
Back in March this year, Samsung has already removed the Z moniker from the name of its foldable phones in some European markets including Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. However, the company hasn’t passed an official statement on this matter. At that time too, it was suspected that it was because of the Russia Ukraine war.
Anyway, what the real matter is, will be clear at the Galaxy Unpacked event to be held on August 10, where the company will present these two new foldable phones.
Samsung Galaxy S23/S23+ to feature old design, camera, and wider bezels
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 at its mid-year Unpacked, and all of our eyes are on the next Unpacked which will bring the Galaxy S23 series. Ahead of the release, tipster IceUniverse shared important information that suggests the Galaxy S23 and S23+ won’t get a new design, camera and display.
According to the tipster, the design, camera, screen and resolution of the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ smartphones will be identical to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, respectively. At the same time, the source claimed that the bezels of all three models including S23 Ultra will be a little wider, which doesn’t make sense.
The tipster didn’t talk about the design and camera specs of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is rumored to be packed with a giant 200MP ISOCELL HP2 lens. However, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is rumored to come with wider bezels, which could be Samsung’s durability expansion decision.
Galaxy S22, S22+
The Galaxy S22 features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with up to 1300 nits (peak) brightness, 87.4% screen-to-body ratio, and 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The Galaxy S22+, on the other hand, comes with 6.6 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with 1750 nits (peak) brightness and 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.
Samsung might launch the Galaxy S23 series smartphones in early 2023, most possibly in February. The lineup will include three models the Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra. The top variant of this lineup is rumored to feature an unreleased 200MP primary camera sensor.
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Samsung confirms 4 Android updates for Galaxy A52s, but, don’t be happy!
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is undoubtedly a flagship-grade smartphone with powerful performance, thanks to its Snapdragon 778G processor. Similar to the Galaxy A52/A72, Samsung promised 3 major Android updates to Galaxy A52s 5G, however, the manager of its UK Twitter account just confirmed 4 updates, which is not valid.
Twitter user Jon Crawford shared the information that his Galaxy A52s smartphone just got the August 2022 security patch to praise Samsung’s support. Following the Tweet, Samsung UK comes up and thanked the user and further reminded him that the A52s support up to 5 years of security updates.
As a regular Twitter post become a thread of official communication, another user Medbuddy asked Samsung about the Android OS updates support for the Galaxy A52s 5G. Samsung UK didn’t stop and accidentally confirmed 4 generations of Android updates for the Galaxy A52s and embedded the newsroom post of the new policy.
Firstly, we’ve rechecked the software updates support of the Galaxy A52s on Samsung’s website, which still promises 3 updates, then we headed for the 4 OS guarantee press release to check if the manufacturer made amendments in the list of devices, but, it’s the same as day one.
According to the information mentioned in the policy, Samsung won’t bring 4 Android updates to the Galaxy A52s smartphone as this guideline applies to the Galaxy A53/A73 and select models that will launch in the future. At the same time, flagships starting the Galaxy S21 series are also listed for the same support.
Due to a lack of information, Samsung UK appears to be doing fake promises to the consumers which are disappointing. We hope, that this mistake will be solved as soon as our voice reaches Samsung’s ears, meanwhile, we would be happy if the Galaxy A52s 5G becomes eligible for 4 OS updates.
Great question! The A52s will receive four generations of Android OS updates! You can read more about this here: https://t.co/baCrxumW9S ^RR
— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) August 12, 2022
Massive Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 pre-orders crashed Samsung.com
Samsung has just finished the Galaxy Unpacked Event and launched a bunch of new-gen Galaxy products. At the same time, the company has begun pre-orders for these devices but the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 pre-orders crashed Samsung.com.
Not only the foldable phones but pre-booking the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is also crashing the website. This is not new, the company’s official site has been crashed many times after the packed event. It happened with the Galaxy S22 launch earlier this year as well as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 launch last year.
The home page of the Samsung website open ups without any lag, but is a bit slower. On the other hand, the pages usually fail during the pre-order process. As per the reports, the Galaxy Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 pre-orders crashed for a customer at Samsung.com while selecting the colors.
It is showing the following error in Chrome:
- Service Unavailable – Zero-size object
- The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later.
This could be because a lot of customers are pre-ordering these new products at the same time. However, this does not bode well for a reputed brand like Samsung, and it feels worse knowing that this has happened many times before. Hope, this will not be the case in the next Galaxy Unpacked.
It's been doing this for like 5 years at this point
It's been destroyed for FIVE YEARS. And it's not once a year, Unpacked is twice a year.
It's gone down 10 times in 5 years and it happens. Every. Single. Time.
Come on Samsung https://t.co/qXaY8GFbUB
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) August 10, 2022