01 September 2022
Samsung has officially debuted next-gen foldable smartphones Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. These two are direct successors to last year's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 respectively. The first one continues to be a premium foldable with expensive pricing and the second one is a relatively affordable option. Both phones come with the same form factor as their predecessors but with a few upgrades here and there.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 sports a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X LTPO main display with a 2176 x 1812 pixels resolution. It supports up to 120Hz refresh rate which can go as low as 1Hz. The cover screen on the foldable is a 6.2-inch panel with 2316 x 904 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It can bring down the refresh rate to 48Hz whenever needed.
Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor coupled with 12GB of RAM. It is available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB onboard storage options. There is a triple rear camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
The phone has a 10-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture on the cover side. It also has a 4-megapixel under-display camera on the front with an f/1.8 aperture. There is a 4,400mAh battery with Super Fast Charging support. It is claimed to charge up to 50% within 30 minutes via the 25W charging adapter (sold separately). It is also compatible with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare technologies. The foldable will boot One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L, a special Android version for large-screen devices and foldables.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2640 x 1080 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The cover display is a 1.9-inch Super AMOLED panel with 260 x 512 pixels resolution. The choice of processor here is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 which is paired with 8GB of RAM. The storage options include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
The foldable has dual rear cameras: 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture. On the front, it has a 10-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. There is a 3,700mAh battery to keep the lights on. It is supported by Super Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless PowerShare. It will also boot OneUI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L out of the box.