Yesterday, August 10, Samsung unveiled the latest generation of its two foldable smartphones, as well as matching accessories in the form of new headphones (Buds2 Pro) and new smartwatches (Watch5, Watch5 Pro) (photo internally informed). All new devices will be available from August 26, 2022, but can already be pre-ordered.
While the smaller Galaxy Z Flip4 is aimed at everyone in terms of design and prices, and convinces with its compact size and configuration options, the Fold4 folds out like a book and is more of a work tool. Therefore, it is also offered in “more serious” colors. The price (RRP) for Fold4 ranges from 1,800 to 2,100 francs (RRP) depending on the memory configuration (256 GB, 512 GB and 1,000 GB).
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 in three color variants and differently arranged. It can be fully disassembled to form a tablet, or only partially disassembled and then placed in various ways.
The most powerful foldable smartphone
The Galaxy Z Fold4 convinces with its innovative design, immersive displays and PC-like multitasking functions. Advanced camera technology and powerful processors complete the experience. Galaxy Z Fold4 is the most powerful model of the new foldable Samsung. It combines all the know-how of Samsung in the field of mobile technology. Whether open, closed or in flex * 1 mode, Fold4 offers exceptional functionality. It is also the first Samsung smartphone with the Android 12 operating systemL. delivered to large screens.
Multitasking has never been so easy
The new Taskbar * 2 Fold4 offers a PC-like layout and allows you to access your favorite and recently used applications. New swipe gestures make Fold4’s multitasking even more intuitive * 3. Switching from full-screen apps to pop-up windows or splitting your screen in half4 just got easier.
Samsung’s collaboration with Google and Microsoft takes multitasking to the next level. Google apps, including Chrome and Gmail, now support drag-and-drop. In this way, links or photos can be easily “changed” from one application to another and thus copied. With Google Meet, users can now enjoy virtual activities at the same time. This includes watching YouTube videos together or playing games together during a video call. * 5 The Complete Office Suite from Microsoft offers more information at a glance and faster options for interacting with content thanks to the foldable display. The multitasking function is rounded off by the “S Pen” feature, thanks to which the stylus is sold separately (for 69 francs) and can be stowed in a pouch.
Improved photo, video and gaming experience
Cameras are installed in three places of Fold4. The rear is equipped with a triple camera. It has a selfie camera on the front and another barely visible camera under the unfolded tablet display also inside.
Accordingly, how Fold4 takes photos and videos in high quality. This is ensured by an improved 50 Mpx wide-angle lens and a 30x Space Zoom * 7 lens. Multiple camera modes have been adjusted to take advantage of the unique Fold4 format: more zoom in Capture View, Dual Preview and Rear Cam Selfie modes. With a larger pixel size, 23% brighter sensor * 8 and increased processing power, users can capture clear images even at night.
The 7.6-inch home screen * 9 makes content more intense and clear. The screen is brighter and has an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz * 10. The discreet camera below the display (UDC) has a new sub-pixel dispersion. Popular social media apps are optimized for use on large screens. Streaming applications such as Netflix * 11 can also be opened in Flex mode and used hands-free. For non-optimized applications, Fold4 can now be controlled via the Flex Mode * 12 touch panel without interrupting the current content. The touchpad in Flex mode ensures precision when pausing, rewinding and playing videos. Flex mode zoom is also more precise.
Gaming is even faster with the powerful Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform and super-fast 5G13. With a narrower hinge, lighter and even narrower bezels, the wider screen allows easier one-handed operation when using the screen protector * 14.
Durable and resistant
The frame and hinge cover made of aluminum armor, as well as “Corning Gorilla Glass Victus +” on the cover screen and back, make Fold4 along with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 the most durable foldable Samsung. The optimized layered structure increases the durability of the home screen panel. This reduces damage from external impacts.
In addition, the Z Fold4 is waterproof according to the protection class IPX8. (IPX8 or the number 8 means Fold4 can be submerged in fresh water up to 1.5 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes. However, it is not suitable for use on the beach or swimming pool. As X suggests, it is not dustproof.)
Availability and prices
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is available in Graygreen, Beige, Phantom Black – and Samsung eStore exclusive – in Burgundy (Burgundy) with a maximum of one terabyte of storage capacity.
Assembling the Galaxy Z4 256 GB: CHF 1799.-
Assembling the Galaxy Z4 512 GB: CHF 1899.-
Assembling the Galaxy Z4 1TB: CHF2099.-
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|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 – Specifications|
|shape factor||Foldable (foldable smartphone)|
|operating system||Android 12 • OneUI 4.1|
|chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, SM8475 • 4 nm|
|S Pen (stylus)||optional|
|Main Display: type, size, resolution||7.6 inches • 2176 x 1812 • Dynamic AMOLED 2X • Adaptive 1-120 Hz • 21.6: 18 • 374 ppi|
|External display: type, size, resolution||6.2 ″ • 904 x 2316 • Dynamic AMOLED 2X • Adaptive 48-120 Hz • 23.1: 9 • 402ppi|
|Internal||256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB only from Samsung Store|
|External||– (no removable memory card)|
|The main apparatus of WW||50Mpx • (f1.8) • 85 ° • 1um • OIS • 2PD|
|very wide angle||12 Mpx • (f2.2) • 123 ° • 1.12um • FF|
|Telezoom (3x)||10 Mpx • (f2.4) • 36 ° • 1.0 um • OIS|
|Front camera 1 main display (open on tablet)||Main UDC 4Mpx • 1: 1.8 • 80 ° • Sensor pixel size of 2.0um|
|Front camera 2 covers||10 Mpx • 1: 2.2) • 85 ° • Sensor pixel size of 1.22um|
|Main camera with flash||Yes (LED flash)|
|Main camera with auto focus||Yes|
|mobile network||5G (sub6)|
|A SIM card||Nano SIM (4FF) • eSIM|
|DeX / MHL||Yes No|
|Headphones / microphone||Not included / not included|
|Internal microphone||2 internal microphones|
|sound and video|
|video formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Record video in resolution||UHD 4K (7680 x 4320) at 30 fps|
|video resolution playback||UHD 8K (7680×4320) at 30fps|
|audio formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, DSF, APE|
|Location||GPS • GLONASS • Galileo|
|sensors||Acceleration • Fingerprint sensor • Gyro sensor • Geomagnetic sensor • Hall sensor • Light sensor • Proximity sensor|
|kids mode||Available in the Galaxy app|
|unlocking the device||Pattern • PIN • Password • Face recognition • Side fingerprint|
|Protection against dust and water||Gorilla Glass Victus (front and back) and IPx8|
|Dimensions||closed (phone mode): 155.1 x 67.1 x 14.2-15.8 mm
open (tablet mode): 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm
|Coloring||Graygreen, Beige, Phantom Black and Burgundy only in Samsung eStore|
|Battery pack||4400 mAh|
|Charging: fast / wireless||Yes (25W) / Yes (Power Sharing)|
|Guarantee||Device 2 years, battery 1 year|
|Delivery range||Quick Start Guide – Data Cable|