In 2021, Samsung shipped out nearly 10 million foldable phones. This led to a 300% increase in sales from 2020 for Samsung Galaxy phones.
Samsung's slate of foldable phones has created a buzz around its upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Samsung's latest 2022 wide-format flip phone promises a host of dazzling features and upgrades Samsung enthusiasts will flip for.
Want to know more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and its top features and price? This guide will provide you with the top 9 things you want to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 possesses an impressively jaw-dropping price tag of $1,799 for its 256GB model.
The price of the 512GB model is $1,919.99 in the U.S.
The 1TB Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 model will carry a price of $2,159.99 in the U.S.
While the price tag is steep, it's well worth it for those who can't wait to get their hands on the next big thing in Samsung Galaxy flip phone technology.
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The design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one of its key selling points. It opens and closes like a book thanks to its hinged screen design. The rounded corners allow it to fit comfortably inside a pocket.
It measures 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8mm folded at the hinge and 14.2mm sagging. Unfolded, it's 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm and weighs about 9.3 ounces / 263 g.
When the phone is folded up, it has about the same length and width as a candy bar with the ability to open up the phone to a massive-sized screen nearly double the size of the standard folded one. You can utilize a split screen mode and app toolbar to access up to 8 apps at a time.
This gives you a lot more extra viewing screen room for streaming movies and TV shows or for multitasking through apps like a tablet. Yet it is still sleek and slender enough to fit in the palm of your hand, a pocket, purse, briefcase, or other styles of bags for easy portability.
Armor Aluminum gives it a sturdy frame, while an IPX8 rating keeps it water-resistant for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 meters.
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The cover of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 features a 6.2-inch screen with an HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display that offers a 2316 x 904-pixel resolution with 402 ppi. It has a 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate (48-120Hz) and an aspect ratio of 23.1:9.
The main screen is a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 2176 x 1812 pixel resolution with 374 ppi. It also has a 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate (1-120Hz) with an overall aspect ratio of 21.6:18.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 main screen is HDR10+ certified to meet the high standards for image brightness, contrast, detail, and colors that are true to life for superior picture quality.
The display uses Ultra-Thin Glass, which provides strength while still maintaining a slender look. Gorilla Glass Victus Plus protects the cover screen and the back of the Samsung Galaxy phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 offers a slew of photo-taking and video recording capabilities with 5 total cameras. It boasts 3 cameras on the back: a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 50MP wide-angle camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera.
On the front, it has a 4MP under-display camera for selfies, and on the cover, it has a 10MP cover camera.
On top of this, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 also has a 30x digital zoom and a 3x zoom optical lens feature. Intelligent features include a Scene Optimizer, Shot Suggestions mode, and the ability to Scan QR codes. There are also 15 different camera modes, everything from Panoramic to Director's View, Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, Super Slow-mo, and so much more.
You'll also have access to great camera features like Selfie Color Tone, Video Digital Image Stabilization, Dual Preview, Low Angle, and Motion Photo. Not to mention AR features like AR Doodle, AR Emoji Camera, AR Emoji Studio, AR Emoji Stickers, and Deco PIC.
For video recording, the 8K video records at 24 fps (4320 x 7680) while the 4K UHD video records at 30 and 60 fps (3840 x 2160). The 1080p FHD video feature records at 30 and 60 fps (1920 x 1080) with the 720p HD video function recording at 30 fps (1280 x 720).
5. Battery Life and Charging Capabilities
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes equipped with a 4,400mAh battery, which should easily last a day of moderate usage. The Z Fold 4 promises super-fast wired charging when plugged in. According to Samsung, the Z Fold 4 can achieve up to a 50% power charge in just 30 minutes with a 25W or higher adapter.
Like its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 also offers fast 15W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging features. The Wireless PowerShare feature lets you turn your Samsung phone into a power bank capable of charging other Samsung devices like the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds so you're prepared wherever you go.
It is important to note that you will not receive a charger adapter or cable with the phone itself and will need to purchase one separately.
6. Software and OS
Samsung uses the Android OS for all of its phones. For the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung utilizes its One UI software which enables PC-like performance and power in a handheld device. The Samsung Galaxy Fold Z 4 takes it a step further to incorporate Android 12L.
Android 12L is a special tablet formatted OS version of Android 12 that is designed for better functionality on large-screen devices, especially pertaining to Samsung's line of foldable phone products.
Using Android 12L will make the overall appearance and user experience simpler and easier. It creates a layout that is easier to view and navigate. You can more easily adjust the settings of features from a conveniently accessible menu, use a taskbar to enable the quick launch of apps, and multitask with split screen mode.
7. Network and Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has Ultra Wide Band capabilities. It can connect to 5G and 4G LTE services. It is compatible with major service carrier providers such as Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular, and T-Mobile.
Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity allows you to connect to all of the Samsung compatible accessories and Galaxy devices like the S Pen Pro, Galaxy Buds, and Galaxy Watch wirelessly.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G phone also offers Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Using the NFC features allows you to transmit data to other devices nearby or back to back. You can enable NFC in your Galaxy Z Fold 4 phone to make contactless payments through the Samsung Pay app.
8. Performance and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 enjoys increased performance thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset from Qualcomm. It offers a 30% improvement to CPU and GPU power efficiency, as well as a 10% boost to faster CPU processing and GPU speeds.
For storage, there is no micro SD card slot expansion, but the different price point models come with varying degrees of internal storage included. The basic model is equipped with 256GB of storage while the mid-range model comes with 512GB of storage. The highest-priced Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 phone comes with 1TB of storage.
All price levels of the Z Fold 4 Samsung Galaxy phones come with 12GB of RAM. This allows for optimum gameplay and smooth multi-task data processing.
9. Accessories and Other Features
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is compatible with the S Pen Pro with Bluetooth and Galaxy Z Fold 4 S Pen. The S Pen capabilities only function on the main screen.
While the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 does not contain a built-in slot for the S Pen, you can purchase the S Pen Fold Edition cover case separately. The special cover case has a designated slot to store your S Pen on the back and an adjustable kickstand that can display your phone screen up to a 55° angle for easy viewing.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes in 4 colors. The Gray-green, Beige, and Phantom Black colors are standard while the special Burgundy color is only available through Samsung.com.
A side-mounted fingerprint scanner offers extra security.
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