However, comparable folding screens exist.
The Google Pixel Fold is also expected to arrive this year, so deciding between it and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 could come down to the size and shape of the cover display.
That’s because the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have a 6.19-inch cover display, while the Google Pixel Fold will have a considerably smaller 5.8-inch one, according to Ross Young (who has a good track record for display-related leaks).
As a result, the Google Pixel Fold’s cover screen appears to have a wider aspect ratio than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
You may think that means the main screens will be drastically different as well, but Young claims that they will be similar in size. He doesn’t specify the size, but prior rumours have suggested that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be 7.56 inches long and the Google Pixel Fold will be roughly 7.6 inches long, implying that the two devices will be close in size.
For the time being, we’d take everything with a grain of salt, but Young has a solid track record. We won’t know the specs for a while, as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to arrive in August or September, while the Pixel Fold isn’t expected to arrive until at least October.
Young, in response to this latest tweet, predicts that the Google Pixel Fold will be released in Q4 – that is, between October and December.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 versus Google Pixel Fold comparison
So, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Google Pixel Fold have quite different exterior displays, how do they differ in other ways?
One possible distinction is price, with the Pixel Fold expected to cost around $1,400 (around £1,040 / AU$1,960), making it slightly less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Their chipsets will undoubtedly differ as well – sources suggest the Pixel Fold will employ the Google Tensor chipset (now used by the Pixel 6 series), while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will likely use the more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 could include a stylus, which we haven’t heard about with Google’s foldable. Their cameras will undoubtedly differ, however most rumours imply that both phones will be average in this department.
A Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is also on the way.