Samsung has launched its latest foldable smartphones on Wednesday at a global event in Seoul, South Korea. The company has introduced Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 along with its new Galaxy Watch 5 and Buds 2 Pro earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4
The much-awaited foldable smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Z Flip 4, will be available for sale in India in September, when Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 14 series, according to reports. In the US, both Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 are going on sale starting August 26 at $1,799 (Rs 1,42,700) and $999 respectively. Hence, Indian consumers would have to shell out more due to depreciation in the rupee and higher taxes.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It comes in three variants with 12GB RAM and 256GB, 512GB or 1TB internal storage.
Talking about its foldable display, the phone has a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display panel on the inside and also supports a 120Hz refresh rate that can dynamically switch from 1Hz to 120Hz depending on the task at hand.
The smaller outer screen that users can operate when the Fold 4 is closed has a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel, with a 120Hz refresh rate. The outer panel can only go as low as 48Hz when trying to save the battery. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a triple camera setup, along with a front camera for the outer display and another front camera for the inner, larger display.
A 50MP main sensor with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide sensor with a 123-degree field of view, and a third 10MP telephoto sensor with OIS comprise the smartphone’s camera setup. It has a 10MP outer front camera which is useful when the phone is whereas the inner front camera which is useful when the phone is opened is a 4MP under-display sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a 4,400mAh battery and support for 25W wired charging and Qi wireless charging. It has an IPX8 certification and a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Again, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is also powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and comes in three variants with 8GB RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB internal storage.
The phone has 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X main screen with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate (1-120Hz). The smaller secondary screen is 1.9-inch Super AMOLED 260×512 pixels. With a 3,700mAh battery, the phone supports 25W wired and Qi wireless charging.
Talking about the camera setup, it has a dual camera setup on the rear comprising a 12MP main camera with OIS and a second 12MP ultrawide camera with a 123-degree field of view. For selfies and video calls, it has a 10MP front camera. The phone also has IPX8 certification and a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor.