Three days after formal “reveal” of the S22 Ultra, the rumor mill is revving up for Fold 4 (kind of like day after betting odds this morning on the 2023 Super Bowl winner). Let the discussion begin!
Everyone knows I failed on my Fold 3 quest, mostly due to panic anxiety of being shut out of the Apple walled garden during the holidays while recovering from my hospital stay. That does not lessen the fact that the Fold 3 is an engineering marvel. I don’t see me swimming in those waters again, but I still have the technical curiosity AND believe ultimately it will be a folding pone universe (based almost exclusively on the Flip - the way to make big tall phones pocketable).
So what are we looking for folks:
Thinner and lighter?
REAL S-Pen in a silo (contradictory of #1.
S22 Ultra class cameras?
Wider and shorter (more like the Duo 2)?
Hmmm - looks like a conflicting series of “pick your poison” compromises.
I really like the S22 Ultra. It’s a bit larger than my Note 10 but infinitely more readable. While I was there, I picked up the Fold 3 again saying to myself, “if it only had a siloed pen.” The extra screen real estate is really something to behold. I even held it closed and said to myself, “I can deal with the thickness.” Nothing to do but wait and hope.
A pen slot will not be enough to make me upgrade. Just got this case with pen stow and using only the front part with the original case from Samsung. It’s not ideal, but at least solves the pen problem for me. Only a wider front screen with the same length will justify a new upgrade.
The outside or the inside screen?
It does screw up the screen protector but not the screen itself nor the hinge. This is just a $10 one that I snagged from AliExpress and I’ll using only the front part.
Yes i was talking the outer screen…i am not 100% positive it is the culpright but since i have several different cases for zfold3, i tend to switch from time to time…and i remember this case i bought from is the most cumbersome to take off and applies a lot of pressure to the top and bottom of the phone with its locking grip mechanism…
I dont need the pen slot but S22Ultra cameras would be a killer
If you go on more Android specific boards like Android Central you will see lots of talk about cases that mess with either the internal screen protector, the external or both.
That’s also been my experience with my Fold 3 and the dozen plus 3rd party cases I’ve tried. The only ones that don’t seem to be a problem are Samsung’s own cases and the flip with pen cover is a whole different disaster
A wider profile, a S-pen silo, and better hidden middle crease are on my wishlist.
I actually have seen quite a few ZFold 3’s in the wild these past few weeks. Was in Los Angeles for over a week and saw quite a few there. One thing that has always been apparent is the very visible crease. It stands out so much, I just don’t see much merit in upgrading from my Duo 1 just yet since visually it looks like your still rocking a Duo-ish hinge.
Exactly. The crease is much more noticeable to people watching me use mine than it is to me directly.
It’s a fairly basic optical thing similar to how your car windshield can get pretty dirty and still not noticeably affect your view when you are looking through it, but is obvious when you are in the parking lot walking toward it.