Probably the most anticipated presentation at the Galaxy Unpacked event was the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Samsung is taking small but significant steps to bring the foldable market further and further into the mainstream. The Galaxy Z Fold4 is a good example of this.
The focus of the Galaxy Z Fold4 launch this year was particularly on productivity. Samsung has announced collaborations with Microsoft and Google, which should make Office apps like Word, Outlook and Co. as well as Google apps harmonize even better with the foldable display of the Fold4. In addition, there is a new task bar, as you would find it on a PC. For example, the most important apps for daily use can be pinned to it, which makes them quick and easy to reach. Besides these special features, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 comes with Android 12L, which has been adapted for foldables.
Design & Workmanship
Another interesting point is the improved and thinner hinge. The mechanism of the hinge was completely revised from the Galaxy Fold3 to the Galaxy Fold4. Among other things, this results in a smaller thickness, but the bottom line is that it should also result in a lighter device. Samsung calls this the lightest Fold ever. Another reason for the lighter device is the changed display design. Previously, the display contained a metal protection for the digitizer. This could be omitted by reinforcing the actual digitizer, which again saves some weight. Overall, the Galaxy Z Fold4 weighs 263 grams. Samsung’s S Pen still works with the Galaxy Z Fold4. Samsung has also done a lot to improve the resistance this year. The frame and hinge covers are now made of “Armor Aluminum” – the display’s glass layer of Gorilla Glass Victus+.
Like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 has two displays. One is the main display on the inside, which can be folded, and the cover display on the front. The folding display is an adaptive AMOLED display with a variable refresh rate between 1 – 120 Hz. The front display has a refresh rate range of 48 – 120 Hz and resolves at 2316 x 904 pixels – the folding display at 2176 x 1812 pixels.
The Galaxy Z Fold4’s inner values have also been updated. Like the Galaxy Z Flip4, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. There are three different variants of the Galaxy Z Fold4, all of which have 12 GB of working memory. The difference lies in the internal storage. The cheapest variant comes with 256 GB of internal storage. There is also a variant with 512 GB and one with 1 TB of internal storage. The battery capacity of the Galaxy Z Fold4 is 4400 mAh. Fast charging is available with 25 watts.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 has a total of five cameras. A 50 MP wide-angle camera, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 10 MP telephoto camera each on the back, as well as two front cameras. The front camera in the inner folding display is below the display and therefore only has a limited resolution of 4 MP. The front camera on the cover display resolves with 10 MP.
Like the other announced products, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 will be available in Germany starting August 26. Pre-orderable it is already available starting today. The cheapest variant of the Galaxy Z Fold4 with 256 GB of internal storage is on sale for €1799.00. For €1919.00, you can get the variant with 512 GB of internal storage. The 1 TB variant of the Galaxy Z Fold4 should be in the running for one of the most expensive smartphones in history at €2159.00. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is available in the colorways “Graygreen”, “Phantom Black”, “Beige” and “Burgundy”.