Samsung announced the— its new clamshell foldable phone design — at Wednesday’s . The Z Flip 4 was announced alongside the , the new and the during the Wednesday livestream.
kick off today (early birds are treated to a memory upgrade, free case, and trade-in credit) ahead of its official release on Aug. 26, when it will go on sale for $1,000 (£999, AU$1,499). That puts the price in line with other flagship phones such as and .
New to the Z Flip 4 is a larger 3,700-mAh battery, faster charging speeds that reach approximately 50% in 30 minutes and an upgraded Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor.
But perhaps the most noteworthy changes — at least on paper — were made to the software. Samsung’s taking advantage of the phone’s foldable shape by making the cover screen more useful. Now you can reply to texts and unlock your car without ever flipping open the device. Samsung has also added customization features for the cover screen as well as the inner screen.
With the Z Flip 4, Samsung said it refined its design by slimming down the hinge and straightening the edges. It also has a pair of 10-megapixel rear cameras and a 10-megapixel front-facing sensor.
While the Z Flip 4 makes some improvements to its predecessor, it’s more of a refinement than a refresh. You can see the details for yourself in CNET’s chart below, which offers a side-by-side comparison of Samsung’s stylish flip phones.
Z Flip 4. vs Z Flip 3
|Z Flip 4||Z Flip 3|
|Display size, resolution, aspect ratio||Main screen: 6.7-inch FHD Plus (2,640×1,080 pixels; 22:9). Cover screen: 1.9-inch (260×512 pixels)||Internal: 6.7-inch FHD Plus AMOLED; (2,640×1,080 pixels). External: 1.9-inch AMOLED (512×260 pixels)|
|Pixel density||TBC||425ppi (internal) / 303ppi (external)|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||Folded: 71.9×84.9×17.1mm (Hinge); 15.9mm (Sagging). Unfolded: 71.9×165.2×6.9mm||Folded: 72.2×86.4×171.1mm Hinge: ~15.9mm (Sagging). Unfolded: 72.2×166.0x6.9mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||187g; 6.59 oz||6.46 oz; 183g|
|Mobile software||Android 12||Android 11|
|Camera||12-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)||12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|RAM/Storage||8GB + 128GB/256GB/512GB||8GB + 128GB/ 256GB|
|Battery/Charger||3,700 mAh||3,300 mAh|
|Special features||IPX67, 5G enabled, foldable display, wireless charging, 25W fast charging||5G enabled, foldable display, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, 15W fast charging|
|Price (USD)||$1,000||$1,000 (128GB); $1,050 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£999||£949 (128GB); £999 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,499||AU$1,499 (128GB); AU$1,599 (256GB)|