Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4: better than their predecessors?


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 – the company’s latest foldable smartphones – launched on August 10 and are expected to hit stores in the coming weeks. With the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, Samsung’s next generation of foldables brought iterative upgrades over previous generations. Although there are no major upgrades over the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 launched last year, the South Korean company has made some notable changes to the hardware and software of the latest foldable phones.

On this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 Orbital podcast, host Akhil Arora talks to Editor-in-Chief Roydon Cerejo, who reviews the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Senior Reviewer Sheldon Pinto. We discuss various aspects of Samsung’s foldable smartphones and how its offerings have evolved over the years.

It’s been a year since we last discussed Samsung’s Galaxy Z series smartphones on the Gadgets 360 podcast. This year, customers looking for foldable smartphones still have limited options, offered by a handful of businesses. Samsung has introduced minor upgrades to the latest models over their predecessors, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, which launched a year ago. The company has already shipped millions of Galaxy Z series phones, revealing significant demand for these considerably expensive handsets.

This year, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus Plus on the outer display, while the inner display still sports a crease that isn’t very noticeable, according to Roydon. Both phones are powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which offers better efficiency and less thermal throttling.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 First Look: Iterative Updates

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has improved cameras, comparable to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, and feels much lighter than its predecessor, according to Roydon. Meanwhile, both phones offer similar charging to flagship phones that debuted this year.

Both handsets’ screens support variable refresh rate, which could improve battery life. The company says the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will offer improved battery life over the Galaxy Z Flip, thanks to a larger battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is expected to be priced lower than the Galaxy Z Fold 4, based on the company’s pricing in the US and the price of their predecessors in India. A strong US dollar could make these smartphones a bit more expensive in India. Samsung has already announced that pre-booking of the handsets will start in India on August 16, but it is unclear when they will go on sale in the country.

You can listen to all of this in detail and more in our episode by hitting the play button on the embedded Spotify player above.

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