Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Fold 3 Features and Specs Comparison

Samsung Devices 2021

Just a week ago – during its ‘Unpacked’ event – Samsung unveiled the next iteration of the Galaxy Z Fold smartphone series, alongside other Samsung devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

And as expected, the new iteration of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with new features and upgrades in major departments; an improved camera setup (50-megapixel primary rear sensor), an improved 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display, and it is now powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The only similarity between the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and its predecessor – the Galaxy Z Fold 3 – is its design.

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In this article, we will compare both devices’ spec for spec, and feature for feature, to understand the basic differences between the two foldable phones on paper.

 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Display (main screen) 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with LTPO (1-120Hz refresh rate) 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with LTPO (1-120Hz refresh rate)
Display (cover screen) 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with LTPO (1-120Hz refresh rate) 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with LTPO (1-120Hz refresh rate)
Dimensions (unfolded) 130.1 x 155.1 x 6.3mm 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4mm
Weight 263g 271g
Cameras 50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, 4MP front (inner), 10MP front (outer) 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto, 10MP front (outer), 4MP front (inner)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Snapdragon 888 5G
Memory and storage 12GB RAM with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 12GB RAM with 256GB, 512GB
Battery 4,400mAh 4,400mAh
Durability IPX8 IPX8
Software One UI 4.1.1 over Android 12L One UI 4.1 over Android 12
Colors Phantom Black, Beige, Graygreen, Burgundy Phantom Silver, Phantom Green, Phantom Black
Price $1,799$1,499

Design, Build Quality, and Display

Galaxy Z Fold 4

There was no real change in the design and look of the new Galaxy Z Fold compared to its predecessor – Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, if we’re to go by what we saw during the launch, the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 will come with a wider outward-facing cover screen and will be a lot more durable.

For the display, The new Galaxy Z Fold comes with a slightly smaller display size when compared to its predecessor, however, its display resolution has been upgraded significantly: The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display for its main screen – with a QXGA+ (2,176×1,812 pixels) resolution, 21.6:18 aspect ratio, and up to 120Hz refresh rate. The cover display, however, has a 6.2-inch HD+ (904×2,316 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate and 23.1:9 aspect ratio.

Under the hood of this device, what you get is an improved processor – the premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, backed by 12GB of RAM as standard. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 featured a Snapdragon 888 SoC backed by 12GB of RAM.

Camera Setup

While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with a triple camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens, the new Galaxy comes with significantly upgraded camera sensors; a 50-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3X optical zoom and up to 30X zoom digital zoom.

Finally, the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 maintains the same price as its predecessor. It is available for pre-order on Samsung’s official website for $1,799.99 and will start shipping from the 26th of August.

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