Galaxy Z Flip 4 could fail if Samsung doesn’t fix its cameras
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is by far the most successful foldable phone on the market. Technically speaking, the Z Flip 3 isn’t as ambitious as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but thanks to its relatively low price and smart compact design, it’s been selling like hotcakes for six months.
The question now is whether or not the sequel — tentatively dubbed “Galaxy Z Flip 4” — can keep the same trajectory and break new foldable phone sales records in 2022-2023? It’s very well possible, but it could require significant upgrades in at least one key area for Samsung to ensure its success.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is one of the most technologically advanced phones on the market due to its foldable screen and ingenious design. However, it’s not the most powerful phone available, and its dual camera system just undercuts the price of the phone.
The Z Flip 3’s 12MP cameras are supported by smart technologies like Flex Mode, which gives the foldable device its unique camera capabilities. However, beyond the clever hinge design, the camera sensors themselves lag behind even cheaper Galaxy phones.
As a reminder, the Z Flip 3 has a main 12MP sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS, as well as a second ultra-wide 12MP sensor devoid of PDAF and OIS. The selfie camera has a resolution of 10 megapixels. The phone can record 4K 60fps videos with its main camera system and 4K 30fps videos using the selfie sensor.
These 12MP units are also quite old among Samsung’s flagships. They were used by older Galaxy flagship phone series which have since been upgraded to higher resolution sensors. And the Galaxy Z Flip 3 doesn’t have a zoom camera, although newer mid-range devices have adopted this feature.
Ultimately, we understand that the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s dual-camera system wasn’t its best selling point. However, that doesn’t mean the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be as successful if it doesn’t push the boundaries further. In our opinion, the camera is the component most in need of an upgrade for the Galaxy Z Flip 4. And if Samsung doesn’t push the bar this year, the company could ruin the next one’s chances of success. foldable.
At the very least, equipping the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with a better camera – without significantly increasing the price of the phone – could attract more customers, some of whom shunned the Galaxy Z Flip 3 due to its insufficient mobile photography capabilities. .
Luckily, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is reportedly getting an improved telephoto lens borrowed from the Galaxy S22 series, so the likelihood of Samsung improving the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s camera as well seems high.
What do you think the Galaxy Z Flip 4 needs to be a smash hit among other foldable phones? A powerful camera system, or maybe something else? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section and our social media channels linked below.
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