Samsung just wrapped up its latest Galaxy Unpacked event where it expectedly announced two foldable devices, a new smartwatch and an update to its Galaxy Buds Pro line.
While the company didn’t wonder us too much with what was announced, the updates seem like value improvements across the board – though as always, you’ll have to wait for full product reviews to see if they certainly make sense.
The Flip 4 looks a lot like its predecessor – and yes, it still flips like the flip phones of days gone by. But there are a few new software tricks, such as displaying selfie previews on the cover screen that will have the same aspect ratio as the image itself.It is super fast charging that can charge the phone up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes.
Samsung likewise isn’t changing things up too much with the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The design is largely the same, though it’s a tad lighter than before, and Samsung has made some big changes to the camera front, including a new 50-megapixel main sensor. But starting at $1,799, it’s still an exclusive phone. You can pre-order it today and it will be obtainable on August 26th.
Samsung held its Galaxy Unpacked virtual event in August, where the tech giant unveiled some of its latest devices, including its latest foldable phones. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 offer numerous improvements over their predecessors – both phones have a new and improved hinge, display and camera – continuing Samsung’s (mostly standalone) progress in foldable mobile devices.
The brand also stated the new Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. All of the new devices are available for pre-order today and will ship on August 26th.
The cover screen helps you check notifications and take selfies with the rear camera, manage your smart home devices and even pay for items without taking your phone apart. You can also take photos and film stories and shoot hands-free with FlexCam, which lets you fold your phone to act as its own stand/tripod. The Z Flip 4 still features an armored aluminum frame and has IPX8 water resistance.
It arrives in four colours: bora purple, blue, graphite and rose gold. You can also purchase a Bespoke edition that allows you to customize the body and frame colors.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is currently the most popular foldable phone in the world, so the company has high hopes for the Flip 4.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s 6.7-inch display size is similar to its predecessor, but it has a longer-lasting battery.
The Flip 4 also has a slimmer hinge that makes the seam less noticeable.
The camera on the Flip 4 has been improved with a sensor that is 65% brighter. Users can now take selfies in portrait mode. Also on the Flip 4, users can record hands-free video by partially folding the flip and activating the FlexCam. Samsung has partnered with Meta so the feature can be used on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
The Flip 4 also has more selections when folded. Users can make calls, video chat and reply to SMS without opening the phone.