Samsung Tipped to Drop Z Branding from Galaxy Fold 4, Galaxy Flip 4 5G

The change in moniker will happen worldwide because the Russian military uses the letter on its armed vehicles entering Ukraine.


Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 is around the corner. We are a week away from the launch event where Samsung will announce two new foldable smartphones alongside its new smartwatches and Galaxy Buds TWS. The Galaxy foldable phones are said to be a highlight of the event for the upgrades they would receive. Samsung might not just make changes in the hardware but also the name. According to a new leak by SnoopyTech, Samsung is dropping the Z branding from the upcoming foldable phones and simply call them Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4.

The change in moniker will happen worldwide because the Russian military uses the letter on its armed vehicles entering Ukraine for war. The letter Z painted on these vehicles is a reproduction of the Latin letter Z. Several Russian tanks, helicopters, rocket launchers, etc. have the letter Z painted on them, which is not only used to identify Russian vehicles but also an abbreviation of the phrase “za pobedu”, which translates to “for victory”.

Samsung has already dropped the Z branding in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The company is now said to make the change worldwide and launch the Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4 without the Z branding.

The company has not officially revealed any details about the naming scheme. However, the wait should not be a long one as we are only a week away from the Unpacked event. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G Specifications 

The Fold 4 and Flip 4 design renders and specifications have leaked in the past. Starting with the Fold 4, the phone will sport a 7.6-inch AMOLED foldable Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate support. There will be a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a hole-punch cutout for the 10MP front camera. The foldable display will have a 16MP under-screen camera. 

On the back, there will be a triple-camera setup with a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera. The Fold 4 will pack a 4,400mAh battery with 45W fast charging,15W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging support.

Coming to the Flip 4, it will sport a 6.7-inch Full HD+ foldable AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There will be a 10MP front camera inside the hole-punch cutout. The outer display will be about 2-inches tall. The Flip 4 will have a dual-camera setup with two 12MP sensors. It will pack a 3700 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. 

The two phones will draw power from a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and run Android 12-based OneUI 4.1 out of the box.