After seeing incremental changes and updates to the Galaxy S22 line in February, now it’s the turn of the ultra-flagship Galaxy Z Fold. “Samsung” company has announced a new one Galaxy Z Fold 4 next to Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro at the latest Samsung Unpacked event — all of which will arrive on August 26 — and well, the new Fold definitely looks like a Galaxy Fold.

While this new iteration isn’t all that different from last year’s model in the looks department, it does bring some new features, including improved durability and a wider edge-to-edge bezel display. So how does the Galaxy Z Fold 4 stack up? Z layer 3 when we get the trifle on paper? Here, we compare them spec-wise to see just how different Samsung’s upcoming Fold is.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4: small, iterative improvements

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold line has certainly come a long way since its inception catastrophic origin. While the cheaper Z Flip is a new option for those interested in folding, the Galaxy Z Folds remain the premium, flagship-level phones in Samsung’s lineup. Last year’s Z Fold 3 helped break new ground in terms of foldable phone normalcy, with features like water resistance that still pale in comparison to traditional slab phones. However, the new Z Fold 4 retains many of the improvements of last year’s Fold 3, such as IPX8 resistance, a 7.6-inch folding OLED and a flimsy but usable outer cover display – now that’s it. cheaper to repair in the event of an accident.

The Z Fold 4, like the S22 generation, offers numerous minor improvements that echo the last model. Its outer screen is now about 3mm wider, offering an aspect ratio that feels a bit clunky and slim. The under-display selfie camera is also supposed to blend in better with the screen, and this built-in display is more durable than last year’s model, even though the phone is slightly lighter. Samsung says this lightweight design helps with one-handed use.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 weighs less than its predecessor, yes, but only eight grams.
Photo: Allison Johnson/The Verge

There’s also a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor for faster performance, and the main camera has been upgraded with more megapixels and a larger sensor for improved night performance. Unfortunately, Samsung’s coined term “Nightography” is here to stay for now, but if the irreplaceable photos for this crime word get better, so be it.

All of these changes to the Z Fold 4 still come at the same price as the outgoing model, starting at $1,799.99 with 256GB of storage. Any set aside ongoing pre-order promotions This gives you up to 512GB of free storage, which is a no-brainer for an expensive phone. So if this generation doesn’t represent a significant enough change for you, then there might be something to be said for looking for the Z Fold 3 at a discount that hasn’t long since disappeared. But to better appreciate how the two compare on paper, below is a side-by-side comparison of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Fold 4 that shows the finer details.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4 features

Specification Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Specification Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
OS Updated to Android 12 Android 12
Main screen size 7.6-inch OLED 7.6-inch OLED
Main screen resolution 2208 x 1768, 374 ppi 2176 x 1812, 374 ppi
The aspect ratio of the home screen 22.5:18 21.6:18
Cover screen size 6.2-inch OLED 6.2-inch OLED
Cover screen resolution 2268 x 832, 387 ppi 2316 x 904, 402 ppi
Cover screen ratio 24.5:9 23.1:9
Maximum refresh rate 120 Hz 120 Hz
Dimensions (open) 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm
Dimensions (closed) 158.2 x 67.1 x 16 (hinge) – 14.4 (opening side) mm 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 (hinge) – 14.2 (opening side) mm
Weight 271 g 263 g
Battery Capacity 4,400 mAh 4,400 mAh
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
ram 12 GB 12 GB
Storage 256 GB, 512 GB 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
Ports USB-C charging port USB-C charging port
Rear camera 12MP, f/1.8, 1.8μm (primary), 12MP, f/2.2, 1.2μm (ultra-wide), 12MP, f/2.4, 1.0μm, 2x (telephoto) 50MP, f/1.8, 2.0μm (prime), 12MP f/2.2, 1.12μm (ultra-wide), 10MP, f/2.4, 1.0μm, 3x (telephoto)
Front camera 10MP, f/2.2, 1.22μm (shutter), 4MP, f1/8, 2.0μm (main) 10MP, f/2.2, 1.22μm (shutter), 4MP, f1/8, 2.0μm (main)
Video HDR, 30fps and 60fps HDR, 1080p and 4K video recording, 240fps slow motion 1080p video support, 960fps super slow motion 720p video support, 30fps hyperlapse 4K video support HDR, 8K video recording at 24fps, 1080p and 4K video recording at 30fps and 60fps, slow-motion 1080p video support at 240fps, super slow-mo 720p video support at 960fps, 30fps- Also hyperlapse 4K video support
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner on the power button Fingerprint scanner on the power button
Protection against water and dust IPX8 rating IPX8 rating
5G mmWave and sub-6GHz mmWave and sub-6GHz
Wireless Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Wireless charging? Yes Yes
S Pen support? S Pen Fold Edition S Pen Fold Edition
Color options Phantom silver, phantom black and phantom green Grey-green, phantom black, beige and burgundy (Samsung.com exclusive)
Availability Now August 26
Starting price $1,799.99 $1,799.99

While the Fold 4 certainly looks nice, it’s hard to deny that it’s a modest specification over the Fold 3 on paper. Apart from the main camera sensor, a telephoto zoom, a new CPU and an upgrade which is slightly wider. cover screen, you have to squint a little to see some differences. (I’m looking at you, aspect ratios.)

Yes, it now shoots 8K video, but only at 24 frames per second – and most people may not want to deal with those large file sizes. The durability improvements and cheaper repairs are a welcome change, but Samsung’s claim of a 45 percent stronger main screen is one of those numbers that sounds big at first glance, but how much of a difference it makes in the long run.

Perhaps the mentioned improvements will become more apparent in our full review. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the comments.


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