After months of continuous leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally lifted the curtains on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and as expected, the device is everything we hoped for, and more. As always, pretty much everything on the phone without the official price was something we already knew, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this foldable is next.
In many ways, Samsung played it safe and decided not to deviate from the foundation laid by the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and that’s certainly a good thing because it could have resulted in something no one had. hoped. Enough chatter, let’s get down to business and see what the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is all about.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 brings largely the same design with upgrades throughout
Starting with the display, you’re looking at a 7.6-inch main screen with an aspect ratio of 21.6:18, and yes, you get an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz. call it Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a resolution of 2176 x 1812 pixels; making the display less wide and a bit taller. Pixel density comes down to 374 PPI with HDR10+ support. The interior display also has an under-display camera, as expected. The exterior screen remains unchanged at 6.2 inches with an aspect ratio of 23.1:9 and a resolution of 2316 x 904 pixels. The outer screen also has a refresh rate of 120Hz. Samsung decided to make the hinges of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 more reinforced compared to the predecessor.
Samsung claimed that the hinges have been tested over 200,000 times with no damage occurring. The screen has an ultra-thin glass, to guarantee greater resistance to damage and scratches. Although the phone is not designed for adventurers, if you want to use it without any worries then you shouldn’t worry.
Last but not least, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 6.3mm thick when unfolded and 14.2mm when folded. The phone weighs 263 grams, which should come as no surprise to anyone at this point. The phone also has an IPX8 rating. There is also a side fingerprint sensor which doubles as a power button.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 and productivity
Samsung has been trying for a very long time to make foldable phones a good way to serve as laptops or devices for productivity, and while I can’t say the foldable has completely overtaken laptops in the market they have gone far enough that will allow you a greater experience. With the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung hopes to improve productivity to such an extent that many people wouldn’t feel the need for a laptop. The device can fold into flexible mode, which would result in a laptop-like layout. You can open up to three windows on the folding screen, giving you better access to everything at your fingertips.
Of course, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will also work with an S Pen or the S Pen Pro, so if you want to go all out and do it all, that shouldn’t be a problem for anyone in the first place.
Powerful internals across the board on the new foldable
When it comes to internals, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is of course equipped with the best of the best. Samsung has decided to go with the reliable Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which can go up to 3.2 gigahertz. The phone also comes with 12GB of RAM with up to 512GB of storage. However, if you want to spend more money, you can also opt for a 1 terabyte variant which will be coming to certain regions.
It’s all powered by a 4,400mAh battery, which remains unchanged from the last generation, but with Samsung knowing the efficiency of the latest Snapdragon chip, we’re more than confident the phone isn’t going to die anytime soon. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 still sits at a modest 25W fast wired charging and 15W wireless charging.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has improved cameras with better overall performance
Last but not least, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a triple camera setup on the back, with the primary camera being a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization and f/1.8 aperture, and two-pixel autofocus. The ultra-wide sensor is a 12-megapixel shooter with an f/2.2 aperture and autofocus, so you’ll get some really great macro shots, and last but not least, you also get a 3x telephoto lens with a 10- megapixel sensor. Last but not least, the under-display camera is a 4-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and fixed focus, which is what we expected from Samsung at this point.
Price and availability
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be available in a number of variants, with the cheapest being the 12/256GB offering. You can check out the variants and their corresponding prices below.
- 12/256 GB: $1,799.99
- 12/512 GB:
- 12/1 TB:
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be up for pre-order starting today, and the pre-order period will last until August 25. You can get the phone in grey-green, beige and phantom black. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4 will receive a free year of Samsung Care+, providing protection against drops or cracked screens with support from Samsung experts in 51 countries.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 full specs
You can check out the Galaxy Z Fold 4 specs below.
|SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4 FEATURES|
|Software||Google Android 12L, OneUI|
|Filter||7.6-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinity Flex 2176 x 1812 pixels (QuadHD+), 374 PPI, 120 Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus+; Additional Infinity-O display (2316 x 904 pixels)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, 64 bit|
|Main camera||Triple camera, 50 MP (f/1.8, OIS, Dual Pixel AF) + 12 MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 1.12 µm) + 10 MP tele (f/2.4 1.0 µm, OIS, PDAF, 3x optical zoom)|
|Front camera||10MP 1.22µm, f/2.2; 4MP 2.0m FF, f/1.8|
|Various||Fingerprint sensor, face recognition, OTG, IPx8, S-Pen|
|Sensors||Acceleration, gyroscope, light sensor, proximity sensor|
|Satellites||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo|
|SIM cards||eSIM, NanoSIM|
|Connectivity||5G, Bluetooth 5.1, WLAN AX, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Battery||4400 mAh, wired charging 25 watts, wireless charging (15 watts)|
|Dimensions||Closed 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm, open 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm|