Samsung announced the next generation of foldable smartphones in its Z family: the Galaxy Z Flip4 and the Galaxy Z Fold4. Both devices feature bespoke form factors, personalized experiences, and enhanced performance. However, in a world where folding screens are no longer a novelty, the Korean brand sees the need to show new features and utilities for this feature.
“The Samsung Galaxy Folds are built on our philosophy of openness, enabling new possibilities with complete customization both inside and out. Created in collaboration with our world-class partners, the upcoming foldable devices offer unparalleled mobile experiences that meet the needs of our most dynamic users,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Business, Mobile eXperience, Samsung.
Galaxy Z Flip4, the phone designed for content creators
What at first responded to an aesthetic issue and the pleasure of being able to fold the phone in half to make it more compact, became a utility to hold the phone and facilitate the creation of photographic and audiovisual content.
He shoots hands-free video or captures group selfies at various angles by partially folding the phone. This activates the FlexCam. Thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Meta, FlexCam is optimized for the most popular social platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook.
This model has improved its way of taking selfies directly from the cover screen by taking advantage of the main camera with the updated Quick Shot. High-quality video recording can be started in Quick Shot mode and then seamlessly switches to Flex mode to continue recording hands-free without stopping the video.
It features a camera equipped with a 65% brighter sensor powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Ger 1 mobile platform, allowing for sharper, more stable photos and videos, day or night.
The Z Flip4 is designed to be hands-free in many ways to get more done without having to open the phone. Make calls, answer texts, unlock your car, and even control the SmartThings Scene widget.
It includes an extended 3700mAh battery with Super Fast Charging, to charge up to 50% in approximately 30 minutes.
Users can fully customize the Z Flip4 inside and out, with Galaxy Themes on both the cover and main screens to complement your style with custom fonts, icons and designs. Additionally, users can create their own Cover Screen with new clock designs and backgrounds in various formats, such as images, GIFs, and even video.
The top of the whole family is the Galaxy Z Fold4, the multitasking expert
Since it was born, the Galaxy Z Fold4 has been thought of as the combination of two worlds: the phone and the tablet. With more and more audiovisual content, texts, games, a big screen is of great help, especially if it can be put in your pocket.
The Z Fold4 is the first device to run Android 12L, a special version of Android created by Google for big-screen experiences, including foldable screens.
The new Taskbar or task bar, provides a design similar to that of a PC and offers access to favorite and recent applications. Multitasking is also more intuitive, thanks to new swipe gestures. You can instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-ups, or you can split the screen in half for more ways to multitask.
Google apps, including Chrome and Gmail, now support drag and drop, allowing users to quickly copy and paste links, photos, and more from one app to another. With Google Meet, users can now connect with more people while enjoying joint virtual activities, including co-watching videos on YouTube or playing games together on a video call.
The entire suite of Microsoft Office and Outlook take advantage of the foldable screen, providing more information and faster ways to interact with content. The multitasking experience is completed by S Pen functionality, which enables drawing and note-taking on the go with optimized storage inside the Standing Cover with Pen.
It includes a 50MP wide angle lens and a 30x Space Zoom lens. A variety of camera modes, including the larger Zoom Map activated in Capture View mode, Dual Preview and Rear Cam Selfie, are customized to take advantage of the unique form factor for more shooting flexibility.
With a 23% brighter sensor and improved processing power, users can capture clear images even at night.
It has a 7.6-inch main screen with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and a less visible Under Display Camera (UDC) that features a new scatter-like sub-pixel arrangement.
Popular social media apps like Facebook are optimized for the big screen experience to make content more enjoyable.
You can also open streaming service apps like Netflix and watch hands-free with Flex mode. For unoptimized apps, users can even control the device without making content disruptive with the new Flex Mode Touchpad, which offers precision when pausing, replaying, and playing videos, or zooming in and out of content while the device is in Flex Mode. Flex.
Gaming is also snappier thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Ger 1 mobile platform and hyper-fast 5G network.
Stronger screens and bodies
Both models feature Armor Aluminum frames and the hinge cover along with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the Cover Screen and back glass. The durability of the main display panel is also improved thanks to the optimized layer structure, which helps reduce damage from external shocks.
Additionally, both the Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 are equipped with IPX8 water resistance, so users can worry less if they get caught in the rain.
Other family products
Joining the Galaxy Z series are the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Samsung’s new top-of-the-line in-ear headphones. They feature superior 24-bit Hi-Fi audio and high dynamic range for crisp resolution. With Samsung’s new built-in codec (SSC HiFi), quality music can be transferred without gaps, and the new 2-way coaxial speaker makes those sounds fuller.
The new design is 15% smaller than its predecessor, with a secure fit designed to prevent rotation. (YO)