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The New Galaxy Z Fold 4 Keeps The Same Price, Becomes More Durable

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 was just unpacked today. And it is actually the biggest upgrade the Fold has received yet.

There’s a few things that Samsung worked on here to make the Fold 4 a bit more appealing. The phone itself is about 3mm wider than the Galaxy Z Fold 3. That allows for a slightly wider cover screen, and a more manageable aspect ratio on the larger internal display.

Somehow, Samsung was able to make the Galaxy Z Fold 4 weigh about 8 grams less than the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It’s still a heavy phone, however.

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This is the most durable Fold yet

Every year, Samsung focuses on durability with its new foldables. Which given the fate of the first Galaxy Fold, that makes a lot of sense.

Samsung claims that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now 45% stronger than the Fold 3 was. This is thanks to upgraded materials, and a stronger screen. It has Gorilla Glass Victus+ on-board which should also help with the S Pen. Once again, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is compatible with the S Pen. Both the S Pen Fold Edition and the S Pen Pro. As with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, they are sold separately and not included with the Fold 4.

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Upgraded cameras

One of the few complaints with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was the cameras. Well, with the Fold 4, Samsung has upgraded those. It has a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 30x space zoom. That’s accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultrawide and a 50-megapixel wide lens.

Now on the front, the under-display-camera is back and improved as well. Samsung says that it can better blend in with your content. So it’s less of an eye-sore. But Samsung did not mention whether the actual quality was better, just yet. So we’ll have to wait to get our hands on a unit and see.

Specs

Here are the specs for the new Galaxy Z Fold 4.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
DisplayCover Screen: 6.2-inch HD+ 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
Main Screen: 7.6-inch QXGA+ 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
RAM/Storage12GB/256GB
12GB/512GB
12GB/1TB
Battery4400mAh
Charging25W Wired
15W Wireless
CamerasCover Camera: 10MP f/2.2
Under Display Camera: 4MP f/1.8
Rear Cameras: 12MP ultrawide f/2.2, 50MP Wide f/1.8, 10MP Telephoto f/2.4
OSAndroid 12
One UI 4.1.1
Dimensions & WeightFolded: 67.1 x 155.1 x 15.8mm
Unfolded: 130.1 x 155.1 x 6.3mm
AvailableAugust 26

Pricing & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is going to be available starting on August 26. It’ll cost the same $1,799 as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 did. Which is rather impressive considering inflation is in double-digits this year, and most other smartphones releasing this fall are expecting price increases – including the iPhone.

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in Phantom Black, Graygreen and Beige colors.

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