Samsung has made a big deal out of cameras over the last year or two, so we expect that to continue with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The Fold needs better camera hardware to help justify its likely high price and the Flip needs some work on software and night photography.
Fortunately, Samsung has come a long way recently. We don’t expect the Galaxy Z Fold 4 or the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to make our list of the best camera phonesbut the Korean phone maker could surprise us this year.
Then there’s the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which has plenty of room to grow. First and foremost on our minds is (again) battery life. In Tom’s Guide battery life test, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 I couldn’t even manage 6 hours, logging 5 hours and 43 minutes. That’s pretty sad.
We’re expecting a bigger battery this year, plus a more efficient battery Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Hopefully both combined will make for a more durable Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Where does the Galaxy Z Fold 4 need to improve on the Galaxy Z Fold 3? The first thing that comes to mind is battery life. In our personalized battery life test, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 he barely managed 7 hours, 52 seconds. The average for smartphones is 10 hours.
Durability is still a concern for foldables, so we’re expecting the Galaxy Z Fold 4 to be more durable this time around. We also want to see updated camera hardware; It would be nice if the Galaxy Z Fold 4 could at least be on a similar level to Galaxy S22 Ultra.
What about the Galaxy Z Flip 4? There is also a leak for that. Featured specs include a 6.7-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2640 x 1080 and a density of 425 pixels per inch and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Those are the same specs as the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but from the images it looks like the bezels around the screen may be a little thinner.
The external display is expected to be 1.9-inches again, with a resolution of 512 x 260. For added durability, Gorilla Glass Victus Plus will apparently be used on the cover panel. The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s battery is set to be a 3,700mAh cell (vs. the Flip 3’s 3,300mAh).
So what do we know about the Galaxy Z Fold 4? Well, thanks to a lot of last minute leaks, a lot. We’re expecting the foldable to use a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor (let’s say five times faster) and we’ve heard a new 50MP main camera. but a Amazon listing leaked gave us some measurements, 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm (or 6.1 x 2.64 x 0.62 inches) when folded (130.1 mm or 5.1 inches wide when unfolded ).
The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s front screen is listed as 6.2-inches, which is the same as last year’s, but the aspect ratio is 23.1:9 (slightly wider than the Z Fold 3) and the 7.6-inch main screen is 21.6:18. Both panels reportedly have a 120Hz refresh rate.
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