Samsung today presented the fourth generation of smartphones folding: Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. These are two devices with customizable form factors, bespoke experiences, and enhanced performance.
“Samsung Galaxy foldables are built according to our philosophy of offering new possibilities with extensive customization, inside and out. Created in collaboration with our partners worldwide, provide unprecedented mobile experiences”, he declared during the presentation TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Experience Business at Samsung Electronics. “We have successfully transformed this category, starting from a radical or revolutionary project to achieving an offer of devices with excellent reception that are already enjoyed by millions of users around the world”, he highlights.
In these products and to achieve excellent manufacturing, all components have been carefully analyzed, to offer an optimized experience and ensure that the consumer has a device that meets their needs. Galaxy ZFlip4 builds on the success of the brand’s iconic design in previous generations and adds features such as an enhanced camera experience, long-lasting battery life and more customization options, without sacrificing its ultra-compact design. Galaxy ZFold4 opens the door to exciting possibilities with features like shape-shifting design, immersive screens and PC-like multitasking capabilities, plus new camera technology and more powerful processors.
This is the Galaxy Z Flip4
Provides a compact clamshell design and in terms of outstanding features, it should be mentioned that it records videos without using your hands and allows you to do selfie, from various angles, partially folding the Z Flip4 to activate FlexCam. This feature is available for different applications, thanks to the collaboration of Samsung and Meta, as FlexCam has been optimized for the most popular social networks, such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook.
The format makes it possible to take advantage of the Z Flip4 in shooting selfie from the external screen and take full advantage of the main camera with the improved Quick Shot mode. It is possible to record good quality videos in Quick Shot mode and switch seamlessly to Flex Mode, to continue recording hands-free without having to stop the video (ideal for content creators and vloggers). Also note that they can already be done selfie in portrait mode and preview them at actual dimensions when using Quick Shot. With an optimized camera that includes a 65% brighter sensor thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform, photos and videos will be sharper and more stable, both day and night.
The device has been designed to be able to do it all without hands, and even without even opening the device. Make calls, reply to text messages and even control the widget of SmartThings Scene, from the external display.
It allows you to capture, view content and stay connected longer thanks to the extended battery up to 3,700 mAh. With ultra-fast charging already available on the Z Flip4, 50% charge can be reached in approximately 30 minutes.
In terms of construction features, it should be mentioned that it has a thinner hinge, straighter edges and the contrast of the lacquered glass on the rear panel together with the shiny metal frames, which give it a refined design. Users can personalize the Z Flip4 inside and out using Galaxy Themes on both the main and external screens to complement them with custom fonts, icons and designs. They can create their own external screen with new clock designs and backgrounds in various formats, from images and GIFs to videos.
This is the Galaxy Z Fold4
This is the smartphone Samsung’s most powerful device and is presented as a device with more functionality, whether it is open, closed or in Flex Mode. It is the first model that is distributed with the operating system Android 12L pre-installed, a special version created by Google to make the most of experiences on large screens, including foldable screens.
Multitasking is easy on this device and it has been greatly improved. The new taskbar (Taskbar) has a design similar to that of a computer and gives access to the apps favorites and recently used. It’s also more intuitive, thanks to new swipe gestures.
It has been Samsung’s agreements with Google and Microsoft that allow improving multitasking. The apps Google apps like Chrome and Gmail now support drag-and-drop, allowing you to copy and paste links, photos, and more in one go. apps to another Google Meet allows you to connect with more people and enjoy activities virtually, such as watching videos on YouTube or playing games while having a video call. Microsoft’s full suite of Office and Outlook also take advantage of the foldable screen to display more information on the panel and enable more streamlined ways to interact with content. The experience is completed by the ability of the S Pen, which allows you to draw and take notes on the go, as well as offering a simplified way to store it inside the Standing Cover.
Galaxy Z Fold4 takes photos and videos with a Enhanced 50MP Wide Angle Lens and the 30x Space Zoom lens. It also incorporates different modes tailored for cameras, such as a larger zoom map enabled in Capture View, Dual Preview, and Rear Cam Selfie, for more flexibility when shooting. With a larger pixel size, a 23% brighter sensor and more processing power, sharp images can be achieved even at night.
Integrate a 7.6-inch main screen, an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz and a camera under the screen, less visible, which provides a new arrangement of sub-pixels of scattered type. The apps of social networks such as Facebook, have been optimized for use on the big screen and to better enjoy the content. The user can open the apps of its services streaming favourites, like Netflix, and watch content hands-free using Flex Mode. For the apps not optimized, say you can control your device without interrupting playback with the new Flex Mode Touchpad, which adds precision when pausing, rewinding and playing videos or when zooming in Flex Mode.
Work with the powerful mobile platform Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and an ultra-fast 5G connection. With a slimmer hinge, lighter design and even slimmer bezels, the device’s wider screen makes it easier to interact with one hand when using the outer panel.
It is built in Armor Aluminum for the armor and hinge cover, and with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ glass on the outer screen and back glass cover. Note that the durability of the main screen panel has been improved through an optimized layer structure, which helps reduce damage caused by external shocks.
Both the Z Flip4 and the Z Fold4 have a water resistance according to the certification IPX8.
The Galaxy Z series also accommodates Galaxy Buds2 Pro, wireless headphones with a compact design, and seamless connectivity. They provide 24-bit high fidelity audio, with high dynamic range. Their compact, ergonomic configuration makes them 15% smaller, with a snug fit in the ear designed to prevent rotation. Highlight the powerful noise cancellation technology (ANC) to eliminate outside noise and enjoy good sound and clear calls.
They are available in three soft, neutral colors: Graphite, White and Bora Purple.
Prices and availability
Galaxy ZFlip4 arrives in Bora Purple and Graphiteand two new options, Pink Gold and Blue. The expansion of the line that represents Bespoke Edition allows up to 75 combinations different from the color of the glass and the frames.
Galaxy ZFold4 and the Standing Cover with S Pen holder are available in the colors Gray Green, Beige and Phantom Black. In addition, it is also in the color burgundy and with additional storage options up to a terabyte, exclusively at Samsung.com.
Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 will be available for pre-order starting today, August 10, and will be in store in select European countries from 26 of August.
Prices are as follows
The company prices have not been disclosed At the time of preparing this information, but reliable sources on the network point to the following ranges: the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be between 1,799 and 1,899 euros. For its part, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be positioned at 1,099; 1,159; and 1,279 euros, depending on the version.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism