We’re pretty sure Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 later this year, but those may not be the only new foldable phones we’re seeing from the company as there’s evidence of a mysterious third. model in the works.
GalaxyClub claims to have been informed that three foldable phones are in the works, codenamed B4, Q4 and N4. We know what the first two are, with the B4 being the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Q4 being the Z Fold 4, as previous models used the same letters in their code names. However, the name N4 is new.
Unfortunately, GalaxyClub has no insight into what form this foldable phone will take, but the site has said it will apparently be available in smaller numbers (and possibly fewer regions) than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.
That makes sense considering it’s presumably a new line of devices and likely a new form factor, so Samsung isn’t sure how well it’s going to do just yet. A more limited launch could also mean it has a more ambitious or unusual design, but that remains to be seen.
The site suggests that this foldable N4 will land alongside the other two, probably in August, but also notes that it could easily be delayed.
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Analysis: what could be the N4?
While there’s no information here on what the N4 could be, Samsung itself has hinted at it in the past, in the form of foldable phone patents and even concepts showing it publicly.
Back in November, the company highlighted several potential designs it hasn’t launched yet, which you can see above.
These include a phone with a roll-up screen that unfolds from a tube-like shape, a stretchy screen that you can extend by pulling on the edges, and a widescreen that folds up with a laptop-like look.
The latter may be the most likely candidate for a number of reasons. First, it’s the least ambitious (since it’s basically a Galaxy Z Fold 3 turned on its side), so it would be the easiest for Samsung to make.
Second, the concept device’s name is the Flex Note, so it has an N in its name. It is, of course, entirely possible that the N4 is something completely different.