This won’t be the first time we will witness the fall of the Z moniker from the foldable lineup, as the brand did the same with its third-generation foldable phones in three Baltic countries – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, and for the same reason – Russian military.
No Z branding on Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4?
Samsung Electronics tries to get rid of the “Z” letter in their folding phone series. Starting with Flip/Fold 4, the letter won’t be printed on the boxes anymore. That’s because Russian military is using the letter.
— SnoopyTech (@_snoopytech_) August 2, 2022
For those aware, there is a deadly ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The Russian military invading forces (tanks, helicopters, rocket launchers, etc.) entering the war in Ukraine have the letter Z stapled on their vehicles. This not only works as an identity check for Russian vehicles but also has a missing ‘Za Pobeda’, which means – ‘for victory.’
The company has not confirmed the removal of the Z branding from the Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4 5G, but we might witness it at the worldwide launch event of the same.
Samsung Unpacked event 2022
The Unpacked event is where Samsung unveils its latest bendable smartphones, and on August 10th at 6:30 PM IST, we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 5G debut. Interested buyers can pre-reserve the Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4 5G at Rs 1,999 via Samsung’s official website and Samsung exclusive stores. Samsung aims to sell more than 15 million foldable smartphones this year.