Samsung isn’t releasing any significant improvements or surprises today, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 keeps steady. The newest version of Samsung’s smaller foldable features subtle but significant improvements, including a larger battery, improved camera technology, and a more durable main display. Additionally, there are several additional hues that you can combine to make your own “bespoke” Flip 4. However, if you were hoping for a price cut, we’ve got some bad news for you: the price still starts at $999, which is still in the upper echelons of smartphone pricing by foldable standards but is still accessible.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Specs
The Flip 4 has an updated CPU, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 (along with 8GB of RAM), in virtually every premium Android phone released this year that Google doesn’t build. Samsung straightened out the phone’s formerly curved edges, shaving off a few millimeters in width and height. The hinge is also a touch smaller. When the phone is folded, the gap is the same size because the thickness is the same at the hinge and where the ends of the display meet: 17.1mm and 15.9mm, respectively.
This time around, the main panel is still 6.7 inches with a variable refresh rate of 120Hz. It is reportedly 45 percent stronger due to modifications in the display structure and stronger ultra-thin glass. This year’s adhesive is also stronger, keeping the (very important) screen protector in place. We are all taught that when the adhesive slips, awful things happen. The total durability score remained constant. It is still IPX8, meaning it has strong water and independent dust resistance.
The cover screen is small at 1.9 inches. However, there are other things you can do with the cover screen, including access Samsung Wallet or send rapid text answers. There will also be an optional SmartThings widget for quick access to smart home management. Selfie previews with the same photo ratio as the final photograph will also be displayed on the cover screen.
Although subtle, there is a noticeable difference in appearance between this year’s model and Samsung’s earlier attempts. The Flip 4 feels less like it was designed with folding in mind and more like a regular, excellent flagship phone that just so happens to fold in half. I had a positive impression of the smooth aluminum rails, the cleaner edges and corners, and the flatter hinge. It appears to be what the Flip should have looked like from the beginning for this fashion-focused phone. Simply put, Samsung needed to make one more revision to get there.
The 3,300mAh battery from last year is increased to 3,700mAh. The Flip 3 easily made it through a full day of use during our tests, but a longer battery life is never bad. The rate of wired charging has increased to 25W from 15W. The same 10W speed of wireless charging is still available.
Not to mention, the primary camera receives some updated hardware. The chip is still 12 megapixels, but Samsung doesn’t specify how much larger the sensor and pixels are this year (1.8 mm vs. 1.4 mm). Optical stabilization is still included, which is something that any $999 phone must have. Both the 10-megapixel selfie camera and the 12-megapixel ultrawide remain.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Price and release date
Starting today, you may place a preorder for the Flip 4, which will be delivered on August 26. Bora purple, graphite, and new pink-gold and blue choices are among the colors available.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s price is $999.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: What is new?
Samsung revealed its new products at Galaxy Unpacked August 2022:
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro