Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes new details on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, a closer look at the Pixel 6a, Nothing lighting up, a second chance for the Surface Duo 2, MediaTek’s successful quarter, Xiaomi’s latest Mi Band, and how useful is Android’s Open Source Project?
Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).
Inside And Outside The Flip And Fold
News on both the inside and the outside of the upcoming Galaxy folding phones. First up is the personalisation of the Galaxy Z Flip 4; building on last year’s options to choose the various external color shells under the ‘Bespoke’ brand, Samsung is expanding the range for the launch of the new handset which is expected in early August, reports SamMobile:
“The only difference [with the Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition] is that customers can mix up the colors for the top and bottom half of the back panel. Choose from a matte black or glossy frame and select one from the total of 49 possible color combinations for a truly personalized handset. That’s how it’s going to work for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 Bespoke Edition as well. We hear that there will be a lot more than 49 color combinations on offer. It’s also going to be available for purchase in more markets.
As for the inside, there’s tacit confirmation that the Z Flip 4 will have the option of 512 GB of internal storage, while the Z Fold 4 could be looking at a 1 TB model:
“The Galaxy Z Flip 4 with 512GB of storage and the 1TB Galaxy Z Fold 4 were recently spotted on a Korean website called Handphone. It’s led by the Korea Association for ITC Promotion, and according to redditors, the website manages information about lost cellphones and sometimes lists devices that are on their way to the market in Korea… The Galaxy Z Flip 4 with 512GB of storage is listed along with model number SM-F721N. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 with 1TB of storage is listed alongside model number SM-F936N.”