Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Price: The price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is about $1,799. This foldable phone will compete with the likes of the vivo X Fold and OPPO Find N. Although it is equipped with a new chipset, the Z Fold 4 still has the same design as last year’s Z Fold 3.
The price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 seems to be reasonable but aside from the price, there are other interesting features of this foldable phone. Let’s talk about the specifications, the release date, and how you can buy the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the fourth generation of the Galaxy Z Fold series from Samsung. This is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 released last year. And even though the Z Fold 4 has a similar design as the Z Fold 3, it has a bigger aspect ratio and features a brand new chipset.
To know more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, allow me to break down the specifications of the device starting with the chipset, CPU, and GPU.
Chipset, CPU, and GPU
The performance of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It is a 5G chipset built on TSMC’s 4nm process technology. This chipset features an Octa-core CPU with a speed clocked at 3.19GHz and an enhanced Adreno 730 GPU. The peak download and upload speeds of this chipset are above 10Gbps and 5Gbps respectively.
The chipset in the Z Fold 4 is not only powerful but also good at managing heat. It has the Cortex-X2 power core and 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 efficiency cores. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 can encode and decode 8K videos and has an advanced AI engine.
When it comes to rendering high graphics, the Adreno 730 GPU is very capable and there are no lags or throttling when playing games. Other interesting features of this chipset are that it has support for LPDDR5 RAM tech, UFS 3.1 storage, Bluetooth 5.2, 8K video decode, 8K video encoding, etc.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 features triple rear cameras and a single front camera on the inner and outer display. On the rear, it has a 50MP primary camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS features. The primary camera is supported by a 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has two front cameras. The inner display has a 10MP camera placed under the screen and the outer display has another 10MP camera placed in a punch hole on the top screen.
The 50MP primary camera can decode and encode videos in 8K resolution while the 10MP front camera can decode and encode videos in 1080p resolution. The 12MP telephoto lens can do 3x optical zoom and has an OIS feature. Available camera features for photography and videography are Dual-LED dual-tone flash, AF, HDR, panorama, portrait, night mode, OIS, PDAF, HDR10+, gyro-EIS, etc.
Display, Design, and Durability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has two displays. When it is opened (or unfolded), the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a display size of 7.6-inches. This is a 1080p OLED with a 21.6:18 aspect ratio and has support for a 120Hz smooth refresh rate. And when the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is folded (closed), it has a 6.2-inches 1080p OLED panel with a 23.1:9 aspect ratio and support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The outer display can be used as you would a normal phone if you don’t want to use the wider inner screen.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is made of a Plastic front (ultra-thin glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and an aluminum frame. The front and back design of the phone looks really cool. The inner front screen is flat and it has an under-display front camera. This device is durable because it has an IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) certification and also has an Armour aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance.
The volume rocker and power button of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 are on the right side of its frame. Its microphone, speaker grill, and USB Type-C charging port are located on the bottom frame. This phone does not have a port for a 3.5mm headphone jack and no microSD card slot for storage expansion.
RAM, Storage, and Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has two storage options. It comes with 12GB + 256GB storage and 12GB + 512GB storage. There is a 1TB version that is expected to also debut in selected regions. As stated above, you can’t expand the storage of the phone via a shared microSD card slot. The RAM and storage option you’ll get may vary depending on your location.
Powering the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a 4,400mAh non-removable battery with support for a 25W fast charge. You can charge the battery of this phone from 0 to 100% in about 50 minutes. A single charge will last you for about 24 hours while you’ll get about 7 to 8 hours of intensive use. Other charging features include 10W fast wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
Software and Sensors
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 boots One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. This phone is expected to get at least four years of major software updates and five years of monthly security patches. You can download and install apps from the Google Play Store on this phone and even download major updates over OTA.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), and support for Google Assistant. Other sensors are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, GPS, Wi-Fi Direct, etc.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Key Specifications
|Display (Unfolded)||7.6-inches, OLED, 120Hz|
|Display (folded)||6.2-inches, OLED|
|Software||Android 12, One UI 4.1|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Back Camera||50MP + 12MP + 12MP|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G & 5G|
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Price
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Price is expected to start at about $1,799 for the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Other models of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have 12GB + 512GB and it’ll more expensive than the 256GB model.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Release Date
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 was released on August 10, 2022. Pre-orders began immediately and sales will start by August 26th, 2022. The phone will be available for purchase globally and you can check the table above for details on how to buy the device.
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