Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4, which are its main products released in the second half of the year. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 will replace the Galaxy Z Flip 3 as the company’s premier flippable device, but it’s largely based on the Flip 3 and fixes some of its flaws. Not a whole lot has changed here—just a bigger battery, better camera, faster processor—and the Flip 4 has grown bigger.
If you like the Flip 3, chances are you will like the Flip 3. If you don’t believe in the Flip 3, Samsung may have fixed some of these hiccups. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The best place to start your Z Flip reading is our Galaxy Z Flip 4 review. Not surprisingly, the Z Flip 4 is very similar to the Flip 3. But as we discovered in our Flip 4 review, that’s not a bad thing at all. Samsung created an incredible foldable design with the Flip 3, and the Flip 4 is just a better version of it — and it costs the same $999 as before. There are several notable changes in this generation. The Z Flip 4’s flat design is sharp and bold, giving it more personality than its predecessor. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor is also great, the battery life is better, and the camera system is reliable (if not the most exciting). There’s still room for improvement on Samsung’s future Z Flip models, but for now, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the best foldable flip phone you can buy in 2022.
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Design and Display
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The Galaxy Z Flip is a clamshell foldable phone, so it looks Like the classic flip phones of yesteryear. Think the Motorola Razr (no, not that one). The Flip 4 doesn’t deviate significantly from that. It’s a phone that’s strikingly similar to the Flip 3, just like the Fold 4 is to the Fold 3. This means when Z flip 4 is turned on. If you’ve used or seen the Z Flip 3 before, look forward to another year with the Z Flip 4. Talking about the more precise changes, Samsung says the hinge is slimmer, with straighter edges and a contrasting glass back and metal frame for an overall more refined design. The Flip 4 is available in Graphite, Bora Purple, Pink Gold, and Blue—that is, gray, purple, gold, and blue.
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Joe Maring/Digital Trends Like the Flip 3, Samsung has also launched a custom version. This is a foldable customization option that allows users to create a more personalized Flip 4. “Only at Samsung.com and Samsung Experience Stores will customers be able to design their own Z Flip 4 Custom Edition, which offers 75 combinations of glass color and frame options, giving customers complete control over how their device will look,” Samsung said in a press release shared in the manuscript. If you’re not looking for custom options but more traditional cases, there are plenty. Samsung offers cases with extra grips in the form of loops and straps to give users a better sense of security when holding their devices (if you order early enough, you’ll get these pre-order deals too). Specification
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Samsung The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is an iterative update, so the usual spec bumps arrive. That means the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor is paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, up to 512GB of storage. We’re also seeing the return of a triple-camera setup (albeit with a brighter sensor), including two 12MP cameras on the back and a 10MP selfie camera on the front. Aside from the camera, the battery is the weakest aspect of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Samsung boosted the Flip 4’s power to 3,700mAh. Thankfully, it’s bigger than the Flip 3’s 3,300mAh. There’s also up to 25W wired charging that lets users charge up to 50% in about 30 minutes, so you can quickly charge if you’re running low. A full review is needed to see if it can keep up with other Android phones, many of which tout a 5,000mAh battery.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 will be available for pre-order along with the Galaxy Fold 4 on August 10, with general retail scheduled for August 26. Prices start at $999 for 128GB, and 256GB and 512GB models are also available. Unlike the Fold 4, Samsung isn’t promising any exclusive colorways, but the aforementioned custom build should take that custom itch away to a great extent. Samsung often offers great deals on exchanges and upgrades for its new flagships, which means you can get hundreds of dollars worth of deals if you buy from Samsung’s own online store. For example, Samsung says that if you pre-order between August 10 and August 25, you’ll get a free memory upgrade to the next tier, as well as the aforementioned silicone ring or strap case, and if you’ve already bought it Enjoy up to $1,000 off deals with the right phone. Book Now
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