Instead of offering a carbon copy of the previous generation, Samsung made some changes to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. Small improvements make them great foldable phones.
Samsung has just introduced its fourth generation of foldable smartphones: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. The foldable phones are among the most efficient and affordable phones in the market. Improved design, more advanced photo performance The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 have what it takes, where it becomes necessary.
These two new flagships from Samsung are already available for pre-order at Rue du Commerce, with a commercial bonus of up to 200 euros. Thus, if you take back the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE for 350 euros, a bonus of 200 euros will be added to the envelope if you buy the Galaxy Z Fold 4. This means that this smartphone goes to 1249 euros instead of 1799 euros.
For the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the bonus increases to 150 euros. Still with the example of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, the Z Flip 4 drops to 609 euros instead of 1109 euros.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: A Big Smartphone…Thinner, More Efficient
At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 appears to be the twin brother of the Z Fold 3. However, Samsung has made many small changes that make it a truly unique phone. Like a book, this horizontally foldable smartphone has a 6.2-inch external display and a 7.6-inch internal panel. The first offers HD+ definition while the second offers QXGA+ definition (2176 x 1,812 pixels). Both are based on AMOLED technology, with an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz.
There are secret and significant changes compared to the previous generation. The outer edges of the screen are thinner, providing a larger viewing area. The selfie camera at the bottom of the screen is more discreet and does not spoil the view.
Years after the first Galaxy Fold was released, the “wow” effect of the foldable screen is still there. Especially since Samsung continues to apply real know-how in terms of calibration with two very impressive and bright panels.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s design has also been trimmed, with a nearly lower hinge, in order to get a better grip. Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also lighter than its predecessor with a small weight of 263 grams. Not to mention that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is water-resistant since IPX8 certification.
Samsung has also revised its image version. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has three rear cameras, but trades in the 12MP main camera on the Z Fold3 for the most powerful 50MP. This is accompanied by a 12MP wide angle lens and 10MP x 3 optical zoom, for a photographic experience close to that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 (Premium).
The technical sheet is improving, above all, with the arrival of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, the most efficient chip currently available. Less energy consuming and more efficient, it stands up to all uses without the battery melting like snow in the sun. 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage (base) are included.
If it sells for 1799 euros on Rue du Commerce, it is possible to reduce the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 during pre-order thanks to the bonus swap. In fact, €200 plus the buy-back price of your old smartphone is offered when you buy the Galaxy Z Fold 4. To take advantage of it, simply download and complete this PDF file.
Galaxy Z Flip 4: Folder to put in all pockets
Where the Galaxy Z Fold 4 unfolds to reveal a large screen, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 plays the appreciation card. This vertically foldable smartphone is the ally of those whose pants have small pockets. Its really compact shape promotes excellent handling. Here, too, the hinge has been improved, adding a more luxurious feel to the device. Of course, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a rugged smartphone, with Gorilla Glass certification and IPX8 certification.
With foldable smartphones, small size no longer means small screen. If the external screen is 1.9 inches (for example, to display notifications or scroll through music), the internal panel (Dynamic AMOLED 2X) displays a comfortable 6.7 inches. With an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz and FHD+ definition, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 promises to be a treat for the retina.
On the other hand, the 1.9-inch screen improves ergonomics. Indeed, thanks to it, it is possible to perform many actions without having to unlock your smartphone. Starting with contactless payment where the fingerprint reader allows you to unlock Samsung Pay. The number of tools has been increased to make it easier to access all the information that matters to you.
On the image side, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 uses a photo module very similar to that of its predecessor, two 12-megapixel cameras, one for the wide angle and one for the ultra-wide angle. The difference is that this year, the wide-angle sensor has 1.8 µm photodiodes (versus 1.4 µm last year). Change attracts more light. In the meantime, the software aspect has been improved, focusing on night shots with better quality.
Not satisfied with gaining power, with the arrival of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is also improving its endurance. The 3700mAh battery replaces the previous 3300mAh, while its processor ensures better power optimization. Users, many of whom reported the lack of autonomy of the Z Flip 3, will have to enjoy their smartphone for a longer period before recharging it.
If we have to wait a few more weeks before we can get our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in one of its four colors (graphite, lavender, rose gold and blue), it’s possible to pre-order it now. A method that allows you to take advantage of the €150 barter bonus if you sell your old phone. It is enough to lower the price of 1,109 euros without the 800-euro mark.