Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4: Here’s All you Need to Know.

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Samsung basically owns the foldable segment of the smartphone market today. Of course, there have been attempts by other OEMs like Motorola with the reincarnation of the RAZR line and a few more options from Oppo but for the most part, Samsung owns this segment.

With the seeming lack of significant competition, the Korean tech giant seems to be focusing on refinement rather than all out revolution to redefine the segment.

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Yesterday, Samsung held the Galaxy Unpacked event for 2022 and in the event, we saw the company unveil a bunch of products including the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, a new set of Galaxy Buds and the two new foldables set to succeed last year’s options, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Flip 4.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was an iterative upgrade from its predecessor and the Z Fold 4 seems to be continuing the same trend. The Z Fold 4 bears a few key upgrades over the Fold 3, mainly in the camera department and the internal specs.

Below is the Z Fold 4 specsheet.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 Specs 
Inner display7.6 inches AMOLED (120Hz, 2176 x 1812)
Outer display6.2 inches AMOLED (120Hz, 2316 x 904)
CPUSnapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
RAM12GB
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Wide camera50MP (f/1.8, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 85 ̊)
Ultra-wide camera12MP (f/2.2, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 123 ̊)
Telephoto camera10MP (f/2.4, Pixel size: 1.0μm, 3x optical zoom, 30x Space Zoom
Cover camera10MP (f/2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 85 ̊)
Under-display camera4MP (f/1.8, Pixel size: 2.0μm, FOV: 80 ̊)
Battery4,400 mAh
Charging25W (0 to 50% in 30 mins)
Size closed6.1 x 2.6 x 0.55-0.62 inches
Size open6.1 x 5.1 x 0.21 inches
Weight9.28 ounces
ColorsGraygreen, Phantom Black, Beige, Burgundy (Samsung.com only)
Price 1799

The overal form factor remains unchanged, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. However, the hinge has received improvements to make it a lot more durable and according to Samsung, it is rated for upto 200,000 folds with no issues.

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powers this device and if its application in other devices is any indication, this chip should be capable enough while still remaining power efficient hence better battery life.

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A few software features have also been baked into One UI for the Z Fold 4, taking advantage of the folding to allow for functions like trackpad when the hinge is half folded, and so on.

Galaxy Z Flip 4

The Galaxy Z Flip has been one of the best selling foldable devices in the world. And rightfully so because it is cheaper than the Z Fold and also, there isn’t any meaningful competition right now.

The Z Flip 4, like the Z Fold 4, offers marginal improvements over the already really good package that was the Flip 3. It looks and feels the same as the Flip 3 with a few subtle improvements.

Below is the specsheet.

Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 Specs 
Software: Android 12, with OneUI 4.1
Inner display: 6.7-inch FHD AMOLED (2640 x 1080)
Outer display: 1.9-inch AMOLED (260 x 512)
Refresh rate: 1-120Hz (inner only)
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
RAM:8GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Outer cameras: 12MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2)
Inner camera: 10MP selfie (f/2.4)
Battery: 3,700 mAh
Charging: 25W wired, 5W wireless
Dust/water resistance: IPX8
Size (folded): 2.8 x 3.3 x 0.62 - 0.67 inches (71.9 x 84.9 x 15.9 - 17.1 mm)
Size (unfolded): 2.8 x 6.5 x 0.27 inches (71.9 x 165.2 x 6.9mm)
Weight: (187 grams)
Colors: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, Blue
Starting price:$999

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Like the Fold 4, the Flip 4 also sees improvements in the hinge design making it more durable and robust. It is powered by Qualcomm’s current flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. This chip is energy efficient and as such should offer better battery life.

The battery also sees a needed bump from 3300mAh on the Flip 3 to 3700mAh but the true impact of this remains to be seen once people start taking ownership.

Pricing and Availability

At launch, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a price tag of $1799 while the Galaxy Flip 4 goes for $999. These devices will start shipping out later this August but pre-orders are currently open on Samsung’s official websites.

For persons outside the US, availability details are not available just yet but be on the lookout for these listings on sites like Amazon over the next few weeks.

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