At its annual Unpacked presentation last week, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, continuing the company’s push to popularise foldable smartphones. In addition to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the release date for the phones is set for August 26.
As with its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will start at $1,800 (£1,649, AU$2,499), while the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will begin at $1,000 (£999, AU$1,499). Although both phones are foldable, they look and feel different. Taking its cue from Motorola’s iconic Razr flip phone, ZTE has released the Z Flip 4. It’s portable, has a vintage vibe, and appeals to people who make material for the internet.
However, Samsung’s Z Fold 4 is a heavier foldable book. When folded, it’s about twice as tall as a Z Flip 4. When opened, the Z Fold 4 reveals a tablet-sized display within, which Samsung claims is an effective tool for multitasking thanks to the device’s 12GB of RAM.
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Now Has Some Extra Software FeaturesThe Z Fold 4’s larger form factor (and hence greater price) is matched with an equally impressive package of extras.
The Z Flip 2 only has two cameras, but this one has three, and one of them is a telephoto lens. Additionally, a bigger battery is crammed into the Z Fold 4. Their primary interfaces also differ. Samsung has improved the Z Flip 4’s little display, located on the back cover’s underside, making it more of a practical accessory. The screen on the Z Fold 4 is almost as big as a standard smartphone’s.
Both new models were updated with the same software, which is where Samsung made its largest bend. Flex Mode, which splits apps between the top and bottom portions of the screen when the device is folded in half, is also available on the Flip 4, similar to the Z Fold 4.
According to the developers, the new changes will make it simpler to manage apps in Flex Mode by allowing you to use the bottom half of the screen as a touchpad. The enhancements to low-light photography that debuted with the Galaxy S22, such as night portrait mode photos, are included in all of the new models.
These modifications appear to be a continuation of Samsung’s campaign to persuade consumers to buy a foldable phone, or at the absolute least, to pique their curiosity about the concept. Take a look at the comparison chart between the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 provided by CNET for additional details.