A while back, JerryRigEverything’s popular YouTuber Zack Nelson did his durability test on the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphone. Now the same YouTuber has appeared with Galaxy Z Flip 4 teardown video to present a detailed look at the phone’s internals.
We can see in the video that the smartphone suffered some injuries. The YouTuber started by peeling off the plastic bumpers all around the display then he slightly heated the device to easily peel off the display. It can be seen that the Flip 4 still has under-display metal support.
The display is quite easy to be broken so it needed care during removal to avoid pinching pixels and killing the screen. After removing the display, the YouTuber further pulled the back panels, again with the help of a little heat and a suction cup. This shows off the phone’s split battery configuration.
The device carries a smaller battery underneath the cover screen on the top partition and the lower half has a battery complete with a 15W wireless charging coil that also supports 4.5W reverse wireless charging. There is also a wired charging daughterboard and water ingress protection seals around the charging port, speaker, and microphone.
Moving ahead, the company has significantly improved the hinge design of Galaxy Z Flip 4. The YouTuber highlights the machined channels to guide both halves of the phone to fold evenly, unlike the Flip 3‘s complex gears in the hinge.
It’s impressive that the hinge does not exhibit any signs of physical wear or damage, including a loud pop when it is bent backward, even after passing the reverse bend test.
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Furthermore, instead of the usual rectangular motor, the manufacturers have used a coin-shaped vibration motor in the lower half of the phone for haptics on the Flip 4. It also has plain old graphite pads between the display and motherboard to cool the processor. However, there are no vapor chambers or thermal paste.
Next, Zack has untangled the selfie camera which shows another interesting decision to glue the optics in place. It causes the camera useless if removed wrongly as the sensor separates from the lens stack when pulled. Meanwhile, the YouTuber didn’t remove the battery of the Flip 4 as he experienced the damage in a previous Samsung phone’s teardown.
Resultantly, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 passed the teardown with flying colors. It is manufactured impressively and the repair seems easy with the correct tools.
Samsung Galaxy A55 to boast 32-megapixel selfie camera
Details about Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy A5x smartphone continue to appear. In a new report, it has been revealed that Samsung considering bringing a 32-megapixel selfie camera to the Galaxy A55 5G, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Starting with the Galaxy A51, Samsung utilized a 32-megapixel front camera in the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A54. If the report is correct, it’s going to be the company’s fifth handset, bringing the same resolution front camera sensor.
Besides 50-megapixel primary and 32-megapixel selfie cameras, the Galaxy A55 5G will be equipped with a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor, the same as its predecessor. Besides, details about the phone’s macro (third rear) camera sensor remain unknown, leaving hope for improvement.
iPhone 15 Faces Critical Issue with BMW Wireless Charging!
Apple has yet to muffle the iPhone 15’s overheating complaints, another problem pops up on the web. This time, the problem is related to the failure of NFC, causing to users have a BMW car.
According to reports on the internet, some BMW owners have complained that their iPhone 15’s NFC chip no longer works after charging with their vehicle’s wireless charging pad.
Consumers report that their iPhone 15 enters the data recovery mode with a white screen, and the NFC chip is no longer functional. Notably, the NFC chip powers features like Apple Pay and digital car keys.
Due to the NFC failure, some consumers got a replacement unit from Apple, but the replacement iPhone is then vulnerable to the same issue. Affected users receive a “Could Not Set Up Apple Pay” error message in the Wallet app.
OnePlus Strikes Back: New Foldable Hinge and Gapless Design Take on Samsung!
OnePlus is expected to introduce its first foldable smartphone in the market this month. Ahead of official unveiling, OnePlus Chief Pete Lau sat down with a well-known YouTuber to discuss their first foldable phone and show off the new foldable hinge and gapless design of an early model.
This year’s foldable phone by Samsung brings new Flex Hinge technology, which results gapless foldable. Since the Chinese phone maker confirmed to introduce OnePlus Open in the global market, the Korean tech giant may face some heat of competition, which is radically rising.
Through an exclusive interview with Unbox Therapy, OnePlus gives an official look at an early build of its upcoming foldable, showcasing the revamped hinge build and “gapless” design. Pete notes that OnePlus retains over 600 patents surrounding elements of the hinge alone.
OnePlus Open foldable phone will come with a gapless design, similar to the Oppo Find N2. Notable, the company’s forthcoming foldable brings 31 fewer components in comparison.
In the video, Pete has Lew close the Open with a piece of paper tucked inside. It looks more like a case of strong magnets laid across the outer edges of the inner display to an outside viewer.
When it’s coming?
OnePlus is expected to launch its first foldable smartphone on October 19. Tomorrow, Samsung and Google will have their epic events, with the former set to unveil a set of Fan Edition products and the latter will unveil the Pixel 8 flagship and Pixel Watch 2nd generation.