Samsung unpacked (*wink, wink*) a cornucopia of dazzling devices during its highly anticipated Aug. 10 livestream event, and one of those goodies is the sleek and handsome Galaxy Z Flip 4. And you know who else that showed up that could be described with the same adjectives? BTS!
The seven-member K-Pop group made an cameo appearance to show off the next-gen Z Flip phone (Samsung's most refined design yet). It sports a slimmer hinge, straightened edges, contrasting hazed-back glass and glossy metal frames. Of course, the outside isn't the only aspect of the Z Flip 4 that got an upgrade. Samsung added a host of new features that may entice you to ditch your boring ol' non-foldable phone.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 enhanced photo and video software
Samsung boasts that it upgraded the Z Flip 4's Quick Shot mode, a perk that lets you take high-quality selfies while the device is still folded and compact. One of those upgrades includes allowing users to launch video recording in Quick Shot mode before seamlessly transitioning into Flex Mode, a position that lets you stand the Z Flip 4 on any surface like a lounge chair.
Samsung also upgraded Portrait Mode, allowing users to see previews in their actual photo ratio while using Quick Shot. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 also comes with an upgraded camera with a 65% brighter sensor that begets crisper photos and videos (even at nighttime).
Galaxy Z Flip 4 specs overview
Let's dive into hardware, now. The front shooter is a 10MP selfie camera with an 80-degree field of view (FOV), 1.22μm pixel size, and an f/2.4 aperture. The rear dual setup features a 12MP ultra-wide camera (123-degree FOV, 1.12μm pixel size and a f/2.2 aperture) and a 12MP wide-angle camera (83-degree FOV, 1.8μm pixel size and a f/1.8 aperture).
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip powers the Android 12-packed Galaxy Z Flip 4. Thanks to its larger 3,700 mAh battery, you should be able to enjoy the flippy phone in all of its clamshell glory for a lot longer compared to the previous generation. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 also supports super fast charging. This means you'll be able to charge the foldable up to 50% in just 30 minutes. Battery life was our biggest complaint with the Galaxy Z Flip 3, so fingers crossed Samsung cracked the code this time around.
All configurations of the Z Flip 4 come with 8GB of RAM, but you can choose between 128GB, 256GB and 512GB of storage.
Galaxy Z Flip 4's customizability
You'll be able to fully customize the Z Flip 4 on the outside and inside. The Z Flip 4 comes with a cornucopia of color options to choose from: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold and Blue. You can further personalize the Z Flip 4 with the Bespoke Edition, which lets you swap the front, back and frame with different colors for an interesting, two-toned look.
The Galaxy Themes on the Cover and Main Screen can be tweaked and changed to complement your self-expression and style. Heck, you can even create a Cover Screen that features your own designs in various formats, including GIF and video.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 displays
Speaking of the Cover Screen, it's a 1.9-inch, 260 x 512-pixel Super AMOLED display. The main panel (the display you see when unfolded) is a 6.7-inch, FHD+, 2,640 x 1,080-pixel display. It features Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology and comes with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate that drops down to 1Hz to save battery when viewing static content.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a water resistance rating of IPX8, which means it can handle about five feet of freshwater submersion for up to 30 minutes, however, it is not dust resistant. Samsung does not recommend using this phone at the beach nor the pool.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is more than just a foldable; it's "the ultimate self-expression tool." We'll be the judge of that, though! Stay tuned for our review of the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 starts at $999 and will arrive at Samsung.com on Aug. 26.