(Pocket-lint) – Samsung is expected to be launching the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the latter half of the year, and while a number of updates have been reported, it seems neither will be getting an under-display fingerprint sensor.
Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have physical fingerprint sensors, rather than in-display fingerprint sensors like the Galaxy S22 models, but despite a patent suggesting the technology could come to Samsung’s folding devices, a new report claims that won’t be the case.
Business Korea (via Sammobile) said Samsung has considered the use of the technology for its fourth-generation of foldable smartphones “but recently decided not to use it”.
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Other improvements are rumoured to be coming to the successors of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 though, including an improved telephoto camera for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. GalaxyClub claimed the Galaxy Fold 4 will feature a 3x optical zoom rather than the 2x zoom though the the resolution will drop from 12-megapixels to 10-megapixels.
For now, nothing is confirmed but we expect to see plenty more rumours surrounding the devices in the coming months.
Writing by Britta O’Boyle.