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Samsung's Next Metaverse Move Is a Roblox Game

Samsung’s Next Metaverse Move Is a Roblox Game

What is a metaverse again? Maybe, just a game. Samsung’s newest “metaverse” move is a game on Roblox, called Samsung Space Tycoon. Its mission? Collect virtual Samsung products.

Samsung used to make VR headsets for its phones and has been unexcited on the smart glasses front for now. Instead, the company’s metaverse aspirations have largely been marketing attempts in virtual worlds. Samsung created an event station in Decentraland for its last Unpacked product event. Samsung Space Tycoon looks like it’s managing for a younger crowd.

According to Samsung’s press drip, the game’s aiming at Gen-Z with its game, which has collectible product-themed virtual accessories to grab. This isn’t Samsung’s noble partnership with Roblox — the company hosted a Roblox concert with Charli XCX reverse this year in Samsung Superstar Galaxy.

Samsung Space Tycoon has a Mining Zone where ingredients are groundless, which can then be combined to make products in a Lab Zone. There are virtual phones, TVs, watches and other virtual items that can transform into gadgets. Apparently, a Z-Flip phone can turn into a scooter for your avatar, and a TV can turn into a helicopter.

Samsung’s required to have another Unpacked product event later this summer to philosophize its next phones.

According to Samsung’s Jinsoo Kim, the whole game is invented to “give our Gen Z customers a chance to understood Samsung products in a way they have never done before.” It’s an interactive social ad spot. So was Samsung’s Decentraland space. But both are, notably, virtual worlds largely living outside of VR. Whether Samsung magistrates to extend its metaverse marketing efforts to VR or AR leftovers to be seen.


Samsung’s next Unpacked event is now — here’s how you can watch it live — and we’re expecting to see a pair new foldable phones. Samsung’s trailer for the event shows off what could be the rumored Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4

Although the Galaxy Z Flip and Fold 4 are both foldable phones, they differ in many ways. The most noticeable difference is that the Z Fold bends like a book, when the Z Flip folds vertically. Last year’s Z Flip 3 was dubbed the “most normal foldable available,” by CNET’s Patrick Holland, and the upcoming Z Flip 4 will probably bring some welcome upgrades and refinements. 

Read more: Samsung Unpacked Live Blog: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 Reveals To Come

We’re collecting all the rumors regarding the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s droplet date, price, new features and specs, and will be updating this story as new inquire of becomes available. Here’s what we’ve heard so far. Just note that, right these are rumors, none of the specs have been confirmed by Samsung. 

But to assist people to reserve their phones early, from July 19 pending Aug. 10, Samsung is offering an filled list of discounts based on different bundles, from a most of $200 off for those reserving a Galaxy named, watch and buds down to a minimum of $30 off for just reserving Galaxy buds. While this could be a hint of what’s coming at Unpacked, the savings could apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds models.

Release date: Will we see the Galaxy Z Flip 4 on Aug. 10?

Following rumors nearby an August Unpacked from tipster Evan Blass, Samsung confirmed that it will hold an maintain on Aug. 10, 2022. It’s still unclear what precisely will be announced at the company’s upcoming event, but Samsung’s invitation and trailer shows what appears to be a new version of the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip. 

Looking at the history of the foldable named (and that of its Galaxy Z Fold sibling), we can broadly deduce when to inquire of the new device. 

The Galaxy Z Flip’s launches don’t recede to follow a specific pattern, as the original was announced in February 2020 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was released in August 2021. But, Samsung seems to have buddied the device with the Galaxy Z Fold, which is why the Z Flip jumped from version 1 to 3 — to match the naming aged of the Z Fold. 

The 2019 Galaxy Fold and 2020 Z Fold 2 were released in September, while the Z Fold 3 debuted in August 2021. If Samsung plans on releasing the phones as a pair, we can probable expect the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in August or September against the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which aligns with the upcoming maintain date. 

Price: The Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be less expensive

We haven’t yet heard much in languages of the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s possible price. But, we can look to rumors nearby the Galaxy Z Fold 4 for hints. 

A Korean leaker who goes by the manage yeux1122 suggests the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 will cost less than the Z Fold 3. (Leaker yeux1122 doesn’t have much of a track portray compared to others. MacRumors reported in February that they correctly guessed the iPad Mini 6’s drop time frame, but were incorrect about the tablet’s Hide size.) Although the tipster didn’t provide any further detail, that speculation aligns with the phone’s price history. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 ($1,800) got a Mark drop compared to the Fold 2 ($2,000). The price of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was slashed last year as well to $1,000 from $1,380 for the New Z Flip. 

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With that in mind, it’s within the realm of possibility for Samsung to decrease the cost of the Z Flip 4. But, like every new rumor, we won’t know for sure until the business announces the device. 

Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3, shown over, may look similar. 

Patrick Holland

Design: Larger Hide screen and a new hinge

Rumors about the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4’s Show suggest Samsung’s making a few small tweaks rather than Big sweeping upgrades. According to Korean news site The Elec, the Z Flip 4 will Keep the 6.7-inch internal foldable display of the Z Flip 3, but the external Hide screen will slightly increase from 1.83 to 1.9 inches. Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, however, believes that the cover display could increase further to 2 inches.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s Hide screen, the display on the outside when the called is closed, is four times larger than that of the New Z Flip, and Holland lauded the move as a “step in the Bshining direction.” A slightly bigger cover screen could make reading notifications and swiping widgets a small easier. 

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 may also get a redesigned hinge. That is, according to leaker Ice Universe. The new hinge, which is also shown in leaked images of the foldable called posted by Blass, would be thinner than those on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and may give the phone’s an overall slimmer design. 


The Galaxy Z Flip’s rumored extendable display. 


According to a patent Samsung marched with the World Intellectual Property Office, however, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 may get more than just a new Hide screen and hinge. The patent, as Dutch blog LetsGoDigital reported in March, shows a Galaxy Z Flip that has both a foldable and extendable Hide that can be pulled out to create a Show that is twice as large. 

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Cameras: Rotating lenses?

Samsung didn’t upgrade the camera hardware for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but the upcoming Z Flip 4 may funds some improvements. If rumors are to be believed, the new foldable will funds a rotating camera and a better under-display camera. 

Samsung marched another patent application with the World Intellectual Property Office for a clamshell called sporting a rotating camera, as LetsGoDigital reported in 2021. The camera, which lives on the foldable’s hinge, has two lenses and can pivot to be used when the called is closed, open or at different angles in between. This means the camera could take selfies and meet new photography needs. 


The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s rumored rotating camera. 


Although a one-size-fits-all camera sounds neat, it may also moves the foldable’s hinge to be significantly larger, making the called itself bigger and bulkier. 

Additional rumors from Korean leaker yeux1122, suggest Samsung has tested versions of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with an improved under-display camera that can be used on the Hide screen, too. However, the company is also rumored to have tested versions of the called with a perforated, punch-hole cutout display.

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Other rumored specs and features

Here’s everything else we’ve heard around Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4’s specifications and potential new features.


The Galaxy Z Flip 4 may have a larger battery capacity than its predecessor. According to leaker Ice Universe, Samsung’s upcoming foldable called could sport a 3,700-mAh battery. That’s 400 mAh larger than last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip

Rumors from Ice Universe also suggest that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 may both run on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip. The new chip would give the foldables a performance boost over the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 3 which run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. 

Color options 

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is rumored to come in four colors, including blue, black, cream and a lavender option said to be named Bora Purple, according to supposed renders posted by MySmartPrice.

We Calm have some time until the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s possible inform, but we have some helpful information to check out when you wait. You can read up on rumors around the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and CNET’s reviews of Samsung’s flagship phones, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra. You can also check out how to save up to $200 on Samsung’s new foldables beforehand they even launch

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