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Thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event, we now have info about the company’s upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphones.
The fourth iteration of each of the hinged devices brings impressive style, added features, and optimized functionality. That’s good news if you’ve long been of the flip or fold fanbase – or if you’re potentially looking to move to those devices.
Below you can watch the Galaxy Unpacked stream for yourself, or head further down for more on the Flip 4 and Fold 4.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
A fetching angle-laden phone with what Samsung is calling ‘pocketability’, the Flip 4 will be the slimmest Flip yet. It arrives in a chic matt-haze glass finish and four colors.
There are also 75 ‘bespoke color combinations’ to choose from, for anyone who wants something a little more personalized.
Flip 4 release date, price
Arriving August 26, and pre-order available now from Samsung (from August 10), the Flip 4 has a starting price of $999. This is a premium flip phone with style. But one which could be cheaper. Here are the key things to know:
Flip 4 features
The Flip 4 features 6.7-inch display, offering a variable 120hz refresh rate. The Flip’s cover screen is still there at 1.9-inch, but is now usable with the SmartThings widget for smart home controls. You can also use it for useful things like Samsung Wallet, replying to texts, and to preview selfies.
Samsung’s ‘flexcam’ means making the most of the angles the Flip 4 provides, and flexibility in how you shoot and which screen you use. From a technological perspective the Flip 4 has a 12MP main camera, 12MP Ultra-wide and 10MP selfie camera. That’s the same as the Flip 3, but the sensor has been made bigger by Samsung. The Flip 4 also adds optical stabilization.
For core specs, the Flip 4 runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB RAM, and includes a new, larger, 3,700mAh battery. It’s IPX8 rated, so offers water resistance, but that alone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 4 is the slimmest Fold yet. And it offers even more viewing space with less obvious UDC (under-display camera technology).
The Fold 4, like Folds before is clearly a device for phone users who want the biggest screen possible. Be that for gaming, videocalls, browsing, or multi-tasking. And for the last of those there’s a new taskbar to switch mroe easily between apps.
Alternatively, you can open two apps at once, and create shortcuts to that specific app layout – allowing you to go right to a setup which you find particularly useful. Apps flex too. And note-taking with an S-Pen while on a video call is particularly useful for workers on the move.
Fold 4 release date, price
The Galaxy Fold 4 also arrives on August 26, and is also available for pre-order now from Samsung. It does start at $1799 though, which makes it a pricey bit of kit, and likely not for everyone. Rather, it’s for those who want a phone/tablet device in one.
Fold 4 features
The Fold 4 offers a 7.6-inch display with an120hz variable refresh rate when fully unfolded. Otherwise it’s a 6.2-inch display.
For camera, the Galaxy Fold 4 offers 50MP Wide, 12MP Ultra-wide, and 10MP Telephoto, and includes 30x Space Zoom. It’s actually a 2MP drop on Telephoto, but a 38MP leap on the Ultra-wide lens compared to the Fold 3.
Also sporting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Fold 4 has 12GB of RAM. Like the Flip 4 and it’s also IPX8 rated for water resistance.
Other devices unveiled at the the Galaxy Unpacked event were the Galaxy Watch 5, and confirmed Watch 5 Pro, and the Galaxy Buds Pro 2.