Samsung has already clearly hinted at it in recent weeks: the successors to the previous generation Flip and Fold phones were in the pipeline. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Fold4 were unveiled at the most recent Galaxy Unpacked event.
During the famous Unboxed live stream, Samsung showed off both new phones in detail. The foldable phones should maintain the good of their predecessors and improve on previous criticisms. The community members can experience for themselves whether this has really been achieved. Together with Belsimpel, Tweakers Partners organizes a test panel around the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. The good thing is that the two lucky ones who each get to test one of the new phones get to keep that device. So sign up to the poll at the bottom of this article.
Specifications Galaxy Z Flip4
The Galaxy Z Flip appears to be primarily a smartphone for younger ‘creators’, but the compact, portable size also appeals to consumers. This is still the case with the Flip4, although the new model has become a few grams heavier: instead of 183, it now weighs 187 grams, and at the same time it is slightly smaller.
The screen and the cameras remained the same. The Z Flip4 is equipped with a 6.7-inch Dynamic Full HD+ amoled screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2640×1080. The second screen, on the outside, has a 1.9-inch diagonal and a resolution of 260×512 pixels. . The link with taking and sharing photos and short films dominates. Through a partnership with Meta, Flip4’s FlexCam is optimized for the most popular social media platforms, such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. From the cover screen, users can take selfies directly with Quick Shot. Samsung claims that photos and videos are sharper and more stable, thanks to the improved camera with a sensor that produces 65 percent brighter images and is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 is equipped with two 12-megapixel cameras: a 12-megapixel main camera combined with a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera. On the front of the new phone is a 10-megapixel selfie camera. The battery has been improved: from 3300mAh/15W to 3700mAh/25W.
Specifications Galaxy Z Fold4
The big eye-catcher of the previous Fold models was the large screen, and this is also the case now. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is equipped with a slightly shorter and slightly wider screen than its predecessor, so that the screen on the outside comes out at 23.1:9 instead of 24.5:9 and has a resolution of 2262×882 pixels. The screen on the inside is also slightly wider; it comes out 0.3 cm wider and therefore becomes slightly less square. The diagonal remains rounded at 7.6 inches. The edges around both screens have been made a bit thinner.
The biggest plus is probably the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 under the hood. The Fold4 has just as much RAM and storage as the Fold3, but a copy will also be available with 1TB of storage space. Samsung promises that the new processor is faster and more economical, and that the battery should last much longer.
The Z Fold4’s wide-angle camera has been significantly improved: it now offers 50 megapixels, which is a big step forward compared to the 12 megapixels of the Fold3. Plus, you can zoom in up to 30x with the Space Zoom lens. The triple camera on the back also consists of a 12 megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 10 megapixel phone camera with 3x optical zoom. The front camera still has 10 megapixels. With the various camera modes including the larger zoom map in shooting view mode, the dual preview and rear camera selfie the Fold4 should be able to meet all camera needs.
Multitasking, durable and sturdier
Already in the fourth iteration of both the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Fold, it seems difficult to make revolutionary changes. At first glance, you hardly notice any difference with the two foldables from last year. If you look closely, you will notice that a lot has changed. For example, Samsung equipped the two smartphones with Android 12L with OneUI 4.1. This software has some new features, the most important of which is the taskbar. This bar is permanently visible and makes the operating system look more like a desktop system. All apps on this bar stay open in the background, making switching between apps very quick. It is also possible with this version to keep different applications open side by side. On the Z Flip4, that’s a maximum of two apps; on the Z Fold4 you can keep up to three apps open at the same time.
In any case, these are the sturdiest and most durable models to date. With armored aluminum frames, hinge cover and exclusive Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the cover screen and back glass, the Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 are the strongest foldable devices Samsung has ever made. The durability of the main display has also been improved by an optimized layered structure, which according to Samsung limits damage from external shocks. Both the Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 are IPX8 water resistant, so you have less to worry about when it rains.
Samsung has also reduced the packaging volume for the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 by 52.8% and 58.2% respectively compared to the first generation Galaxy Foldables. In addition, it uses 100% recycled paper for the boxes.
Join the Tweakers Test Panel and stand a chance to win the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4
Belsimpel gives the Tweakers community the opportunity to write a review about the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. The lucky few chosen to test a device can keep it afterwards as a thank you for the time they invested in the review.
Would you like to win the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4 and write down your findings in a review? Then register via the poll below. Would you pass this promotion up, but are you curious about the performance of this new device? Then share in the comments at the bottom of this article what you would like to read in a review.
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General terms and conditions promotion
- Your Tweakers account must be active before August 12, 2022.
- You can participate until August 19, 2022, only via the poll. You can participate in the poll once.
- Winner will be notified by email no later than August 22, 2022. Non-winners will not be notified.
- Winner will be chosen at random. There will be no correspondence regarding the result.
- Winner is willing and available to test the product within two weeks of receipt and publish an extensive review in the Tweakers Pricewatch.
- After the test period, the winner can keep the Samsung Galaxy Flip4 or the Samsung Galaxy Fold4.
- Minors may only participate with the prior consent of their parents or guardians.
- Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other goods.
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