Samsung took the wraps off the
Galaxy Z Fold 4 at its annual Unpacked event on Wednesday, sharing its vision for the future The latest iteration of the Vision smartphone and its innovative foldable phone. The Z Fold 4 was unveiled at the live event alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Pre-orders for the Z Fold 4 are already open ahead of its August 26 launch, when it launched for $1,800 — the same price as last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 . This year, however, with a recession looming and inflation hovering at record highs, Samsung will need to convince shoppers to pay for its luxury products .
Samsung’s foldable phone-tablet, the Z Fold 4, has been dubbed a “multitasking powerhouse” by the company. It packs the latest Qualcomm processor, a higher-resolution display, runs Android 12L and offers a new 1TB version. (For specific details, you can scroll to the bottom for a side-by-side spec comparison). The company says it’s also making multitasking more intuitive by adding features like new gestures and an improved taskbar.
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Samsung also upgraded The camera system of the Z Fold 4. On the back, there are three cameras, including a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens. The telephoto lens will support up to 3x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. There are also two “front cameras”. The most obvious one is the 10-megapixel sensor on the Z Fold 4’s main display, and the other is the 4-megapixel under-display camera in the inner screen.
Separated from the spec changes, Samsung is emphasizing its goal of designing a more sustainable foldable phone. The Fold 4 uses
components made from repurposed fishing nets , a first for Samsung’s foldables. In particular, the display’s connector cover and side-key holder are made from discarded fishing nets, and there are other recycled parts inside the phone. That said, it’s difficult to determine the significance of these changes without a teardown.
Talking about sustainability, Samsung says the Z Fold 4 uses more durable materials. Its main cover now relies on an “optimized layer structure,” which provides better damage protection. All of this is backed up by the usual aluminium frame and lid and Gorilla Glass Victus on the back.
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The Z Fold 4 still doesn’t have dust protection, which may be a compromise for the foldable design. It retains last year’s IPX8 rating, which means it can be submerged in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. In contrast, the Galaxy S22 series has IP68 water and dust resistance, which means the phone can withstand dust, dirt, and sand. They can also be submerged 1.5 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.
There is still no S Pen storage slot, but Samsung has introduced a case with an S Pen holder, which has been sold separately. For more on how Samsung’s innovative Z Fold line has evolved over the years, check out CNET’s spec sheet below.
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Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Watch Model Comparison .
Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs. Z Fold 3 vs. Z Fold 2
Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G
Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
Galaxy Z Fold 2
Display Size, Resolution
Internal: 7.6 inch AMOLED ( 2,176 x 1,812 pixels); External: 6.2-inch HD+ (2,316 x 904) Internal: 7.6″ AMOLED (2,208 x 1,768 pixels); External: 6.2″ AMOLED (2,268 x 832 pixels);
Inside: 7.6 inch Dynamic AMOLED; Outside Display: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 2,260 x 816 + 2,208 x 1,768 pixels pixel density Pending 387ppi (external) + 374ppi (internal) 386ppi (external) + 373ppi (internal) Dimensions (mm) Folded: 67.1×155.1×15.8mm(hinge)~14.2mm(sag). Unfolded: 130.1×155.1×6.3mm Folding: 67x158x16mm (hinge) ~ 14.4mm (sagging). Unfolded: 128x158x6.4mm Folding: 68.0×159.2×16.8mm (hinge)~13.8mm (sagging). Unfolded: 128.2×159.2×6.9mm(frame)~6.0mm(screen)
Weight (oz, g) 9.27 oz; 263 g 9.56 oz; 271 gram 10 oz; 282 g
Mobile Software Android 12L Android 11 Android 10
camera 50-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (Telephoto) 12 megapixels (ultra wide), 12 megapixels (wide), 12 megapixels (telephoto) 12 megapixels (main) + 12 megapixels (wide angle) + 12 megapixels (telephoto)
4-megapixel (below display), 10-megapixel (front cover) 4 megapixels ( below the display), 10 megapixels (front cover) 10 megapixels, 10 megapixels
4K 4K 4K
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon Dragon 888 Snapdragon 865 Plus RAM/Storage 12GB + 256GB/512GB/1TB 12GB + 256GB/512GB 12GB + 256GB
Expandable Storage not any not any not any
4,400mAh 4,400mAh 4,500mAh
side side side
USB-C USB-C USB-C
not any not any not any special function
Foldable Phone, 30x Optical, 30x Space Zoom, IPX8, 25W Fast Charge (No Built-in Charger) Support 5G; foldable Display, 120Hz refresh rate (front cover and main display), IPX8 waterproof, S Pen support Foldable display, 120Hz refresh rate, supports wireless charging
Price (USD) $1,800 (256 GB); pricing for other models to be determined $1,800 (256GB); $1,900 (512GB) $1,999
Price (GBP) Pending £1,599 (256GB); £1,699 (512GB) £1,799