We recently saw a new Samsung Unpacked event, and this one introduced the fourth generation of foldable Galaxy smartphones. Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Zflip 4 and ZFold 4, the first of which is more akin to a foldable tablet and the latter a flip phone with a dash of nostalgia.
We’ll be looking at the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, which is quite similar to the Galaxy Z Flip3 but superior. Since manufacturers can’t introduce new versions of their phones as quickly as technology advances, this formula has been in use for years. Although few (if any) Z Flip3 owners will upgrade to the new Z Flip4, it does offer enough improvements to encourage more people to consider purchasing this new foldable flagship.
The performance of the low-light camera, battery life, and charging speed are all areas where reviewers and users agreed that the Galaxy Z Flip3 needed improvement. Of course, the new Z Flip4 also has the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, the newest Android chip.
The internal Dynamic AMOLED 2X and exterior Super AMOLED panels of the new Galaxy Z Flip4 are identical to those of the Z Flip3 model. But the Z Flip4 is now a little bit shorter and has a thinner hinge thanks to smaller bezels surrounding the foldable screen and a flatter metal frame. With a peak brightness of 1200 nits and an adjustable refresh rate of up to 120Hz, the Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X maintains parity. Both the selfie camera perforation and the center crease are currently fixtures.
Only Samsung’s third and fourth generation of foldable devices are IPX8-rated for water resistance, but the Z Flip4 is. We sincerely appreciate the effort put forward by Samsung and Sony, the only two manufacturers who attempt to provide water protection on the majority of their phones.
The Galaxy Z Flip4 has a better back camera system in addition to a newer chipset. The primary camera is still a dual-camera system, but it now has a bigger 12MP sensor with 1.8 m pixels and a wider 24mm f/1.8 OIS lens. With this new sensor, the light collection should increase by 65% while low-light performance should also improve. The Flip3’s 12MP ultrawide and 10MP selfie cameras are still present.
Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 4 Key Features
The Galaxy Z Flip4’s battery is 12% bigger than the Flip3’s, measuring 3,700mAh as opposed to 3,300mAh. The phone now supports 25W fast charging instead of the previous 15W, which is even better. Additionally, the speed of wireless fast charging has increased and is now 15W.
The main camera, battery, upgraded chipset, and faster charging are all that are included. Of course, the most recent One UI with the most recent version of Android.
Body: 165.2×71.9×6.9mm, 187g; Plastic front (opened), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), aluminum frame; IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), Armour aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised).
Display: 6.70″ Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak), 1080x2640px resolution, 22:9 aspect ratio, 426ppi; Cover display:, Super AMOLED, 1.9 inches, 260 x 512 pixels (Gorilla Glass Victus+).
Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software: Android 12, One UI 4.1.1.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 12 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 1.12µm.
Front camera: 10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+; Front camera: 4K@30fps.
Battery: 3700mAh; Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised), Fast wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W.
Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; stereo speakers; Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)