According to Ross Young, CEO of analyst firm Display Supply Chain Consultants and a well-known industry insider, the future Pixel Fold and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will share a common feature: their internal screen. According to his information, both smartphones from Google and Samsung will use an internal screen of a similar size, but this will not prevent the devices from being very different.
Indeed, although their internal screen is the same, their external screen will not offer the same ratio. As previous leaks have hinted, the Google Pixel Fold will be more compact than Samsung’s popular smartphone. We would be closer to the 8.4:9 ratio of the Oppo Find N than the rectangular 22.5:18 ratio of the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
According to Ross Young, the Pixel Fold will use a 5.8-inch external display, while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will offer a 6.19-inch display. Since the smartphones use the same internal display, that means the Pixel Fold will be significantly larger than the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which will retain the elongated look of its predecessor.
Z Fold 4 and Google foldable will have similar sized foldable displays, but the Google cover display will be quite a bit smaller at 5.8". This should mean it will have a wider aspect ratio than the Samsung 6.19" Fold 4. Hear more at our conference next week.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 2, 2022
The Google Pixel could therefore be more practical when it comes to viewing multimedia content or typing on the virtual keyboard of the screen. However, the smartphone could be more complicated to hold when folded due to its larger screen.
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Google Pixel Fold external screen will be larger than that of the Galaxy Z Fold 4
This year, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 may well offer the best grip. Indeed, the smartphone would be much thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 of 2021. Samsung now has a strong experience in the field and continues to improve its foldable smartphones every year, while its main competitors are trying somehow to find a place in this market with more or less successful devices. Samsung is also reportedly planning to lower the price of its foldable smartphones again, which could greatly worry its rivals.
According to some recent reports, Samsung may use batteries from Amperex Technology Limited (ATL) for its new foldable smartphones.
This manufacturer is known for the fact that it was its batteries that were used in the Galaxy Note7; which, as we remember, was distinguished by a very explosive character. Then Samsung first used ATL batteries.
Now, for the first time, it can use them in foldable smartphones. True, for several years ATL elements have also been used in some models of the Galaxy A; and Galaxy M lines; and last year they also appeared in the Galaxy S21; so it’s obviously not worth talking about some future problems in advance. In addition, ATL supplied products to Apple.
At the moment, in all Galaxy Z models, the Korean giant uses its own batteries manufactured by Samsung SDI. The inclusion of ATL in the supply chain will allow the company to diversify supplies and reduce costs.