First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4: Iterative Upgrades


 Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, its newest iterations of foldable devices. Brand-new accessories like the Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are available to go along with these new devices. Only the new smartphones will be examined for this impression piece. You might be a little let down if you were anticipating significant improvements like we saw with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices. Iterative updates, the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 feature significantly modified designs, improved cameras, and a cutting-edge processor. Even so, a few of the changes are extremely significant and might be sufficient to win over potential purchasers.


Starting with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, please. The pricing range begins at $1,799.99. (approximately Rs. 1,42,830 before taxes). Samsung claims that the new Fold's flagship-caliber cameras, a more potent SoC, and a lighter body are its primary selling points. The latter is the first thing I noticed, and even though the Z Fold 3 weighs 271g and this model weighs 263g, the weight feels more evenly distributed. The two phone parts don't sit flush with one another when closed, unlike the Flip, and it's still somewhat hefty.


This time, the metal frame is flatter, and all the ports and buttons are in their usual places. It's also claimed to have somewhat smaller overall dimensions than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, though it's difficult to discern without holding the two devices side by side. Depending on how you intend to use the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the hinge feels sturdy and can be opened at different angles.


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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is lighter than its predecessor and features a modified design.




The Galaxy Z Fold 4 now supports the 'Nightography' features, which is the company's marketing jargon for improved low-light images and videos. Samsung has taken some of the camera hardware from the Galaxy S22 series. A 50-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom and up to 30X digital zoom are all included in the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The selfie cameras appear to be unaltered.


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The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a few tweaks, but the inner and outer displays are the same size as on the previous model. The inside foldable display has a more energy-efficient refresh rate range of 1Hz to 120Hz, while the outside display is now protected by Corning Gorilla Victus+ and offers an adaptive refresh rate of 48Hz to 120Hz.


Running on top of Android 12L is OneUI 4.1.1 on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. The software is much the same as what we saw with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but Samsung has included a new taskbar function so that whenever you open any app in fullscreen mode, the bottom row of apps on the homescreen remains pinned alongside the navigation controls. This idea was first presented by Samsung as a Labs feature on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but the Galaxy Z Fold 4's execution feels less invasive.


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OneUI for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 now includes some new multitasking features from Samsung.




Additionally, the taskbar will display any multi-window app pairs and frequently used programs. In addition to pinned icons, you can access the remainder of your apps through a drawer. Although I'm not a great fan of the slide-out app carousel, it is still an option if you want to use it. I believe this to be a better multitasking approach.


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 also receives the frame-flattening treatment. Even though I don't particularly like the shiny texture of the frame, the phone looks fashionable with this purple trim. Our main complaint with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was its battery life, but happily Samsung has increased the capacity to 3,700mAh (up from 3,300mAh) this time for improved performance. Additionally, it is claimed that the battery can charge from empty to 50% in just 30 minutes. When it goes on sale abroad, this smartphone will have a starting price of $999.99 (about Rs. 79,350 before taxes).


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4's hinge is now 1.2mm smaller. Sadly, there hasn't been any growth in the cover screen. Samsung says you'll soon be able to send automated replies to specific messages from the outside display, though I wasn't able to test this. It can still do all the same tricks, including allowing you take a selfie while the phone is folded.


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The battery is bigger on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 than it was in the previous version.




Similar "Flex mode" features are available in some apps on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 when the phone is folded in half. With Flex Cam, a timed capture can be started simply placing your palm in front of the camera. The Galaxy S22 series' "Nightography" characteristics are also touted by the Flip 4, although the wide and ultra-wide cameras on the Z Flip 3 appear to use the identical 12-megapixel pair of sensors.


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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a smaller hinge and a bigger battery.




The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC is the processor powering the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. Both devices offer stereo speakers, wireless and reverse wireless charging, and IPX8 water resistance ratings. Three different models of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 are offered, each having up to 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. All models of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will include 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. We'll have to wait and see whatever variations arrive in India and how much they cost.


Despite the fact that both smartphones are incremental improvements over their respective predecessors, the improved cameras and newer SoC do make them more competitive and may assist to support the higher price. The Galaxy Z Fold 4's less weight should be an advantage for extended use, but if you intend to use a case with it, that benefit might be moot. The greatest complaint we had with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 should be resolved with the larger battery on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Please stay tuned as we'll be bringing you thorough evaluations of each of these smartphones as their debuts in India approach.


It should be noted that Samsung paid for the correspondent's hotel and travel to Bengaluru.

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