Samsung is preparing the terrain for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The company is one of the few selling more than one foldable smartphone every year with distinct form factors. While the Z Fold series bring devices that convert onto tablets, the Z Flip is basically a modern clamshell smartphone with a foldable display. The Galaxy Z Fold usually is the fancier of the duo thanks to the larger form factor when unfolded. There are bigger challenges to the Galaxy Z Flip series design since it is smaller and more limited. That explains why the Galaxy Z Flip still has a small battery when compared to its sibling. Samsung is trying to improve the situation, but the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will only bring a slight upgrade when compared to its predecessor.
Back in the last year, reports emerged telling us that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 would arrive with the same battery capacity as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Now, a new report by the Dutch publication GalaxyClub states that Samsung has managed to equip a slightly larger battery. According to the reports, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes with two batteries. The device has been certified with model number SM-F721 and should be released alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in August’s Unpacked event.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 with a 3,400 mAh battery
The two batteries have model codes EB-B721ABY and EB-BF722ABY. The former is referred to by Samsung internally as a “sub-battery” but curiously is the largest of the two with a 2,400 mAh capacity. Meanwhile, the latter is the phone’s “main battery” and has a total capacity of 903 mAh. Therefore, the phone is listed with a total rated capacity of 3,303 mAh. That is 103 mAh more than the Galaxy Z Flip 3 total rated capacity. Worth noting, that even with a 3,200 mAh rated battery, Samsung uses the typical numbers for marketing purposes. So the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is sold as a 3,300 mAh battery smartphone. Therefore, we expect the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to get the same treatment. Thus, it will sell with a larger 3,400 mAh battery.
Back in 2014 to 2015, this would be a “giant” battery. However, smartphones’ batteries have greatly evolved in capacity over the last few years. Nowadays, it’s common to have phones with 4,500, 5,000 mAh, and even 6,000 mAh batteries. So, the old 3,000 is considered small. Anyway, it’s not close to the iPhone 12 mini with its tepid sub-2,000 mAh battery. Perhaps, Samsung will find a way to optimize the software and provide a good endurance with the smartphone.
Worth noting that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 also had its battery capacity revealed. The Korean firm is expecting both Flip and Fold to outsell their predecessors in sales.