Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 revealed — South African pricing and details

Samsung unveiled its two new foldable smartphones — the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 — during its Unpacked Event on Wednesday.

The reveal comes after weeks of leaks about the new generation of foldables and reports that these devices would become an essential part of Samsung’s smartphone offering in the future.

The clamshell-style Flip 4 and booklet-form Fold 4 boast a set of iterative updates from their predecessors, with Samsung’s main focus seemingly being on improving durability and premium aesthetics.

Both smartphones feature Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the back and exterior displays, in addition to Armor Aluminium frames.

Samsung also says their foldable displays’ improved ultra-thin glass ensures long-lasting use with up to 200,000 folds.

Regarding design changes, the Fold 4’s external display is wider with an aspect ratio of 23.1:9 as opposed to the narrower 25:9 ratio on the Z Fold 3. It also weighs about 20g less than its predecessor.

The Fold 4’s rear camera is one of the device’s most significant upgrades.

Its main feature is a 50MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilisation instead of the 12MP primary camera on the Fold 3.

That camera is flanked by a 12MP ultrawide and 10MP periscope lens with 3x optical zoom.

The photo quality of the under-display camera on the interior has also been improved, while the density of the pixels above the camera has been increased to make it even more difficult to spot.

Customers can choose from three colours for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 — grey-green, black, and beige

The Flip 4 is a bit narrower and shorter, with a slimmer hinge and straightened edges.

Although the Flip 4 will stick with its 12MP + 12MP rear camera combo, Samsung promises the main sensor will allow it to capture 65% brighter photos, improving low-light performance.

The Z Flip 4 will be offered in four colours — graphite, pink gold, blue, and purple

Internal hardware has also been bumped up on both devices to improve their performance to the standard of current flagship Android phones.

Both foldables ship with Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, with the Z Flip 4 paired with 8GB RAM and the Z Fold 4 getting 12GB.

The Flip 4 also gets a welcome battery capacity upgrade from its predecessor — jumping from 3,300mAh to 3,700mAh.

Wired charging is significantly faster at up to 25W compared to the 15W offered by the Flip 3.

Availability and pricing

The Z Flip 4 will offer storage options in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, whereas the Fold 4 will be available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

South African pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 will open on Wednesday night, 10 August 2022, with general availability starting on 1 September 2022.

The Fold 4 will carry a starting price tag of R37,999, while the Flip 4 will retail at R21,999.

However, eager buyers might find special offers such as the bundle deals available from Incredible Connection.

The tech retailer is offering the Flip 4 bundled with a Galaxy Watch 5 for R20,999 or the Fold 4 with the same watch for R36,999.

Below are the full specifications and more images of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4.


Galaxy Z Fold 4

Galaxy Z Fold 4
OS Android 12
Displays Unfolded: 7.6-inch 2,176 x 1,812 OLED with 120HZ refresh rate
Folded: 6.2-inch 2,316 x 904 OLED with 120Hz refresh rate
CPU Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Rear camera 50MP + 12MP + 10MP
Front camera 10MP on exterior display + 4MP under-display
Ports USB-C 3.2
Cellular 5G
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Protection rating  IPX7 water resistance
Biometrics Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Battery and charging 4,400mAh
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Dimensions and weight Unfolded: 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm
Folded: 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8mm
254g
Price Starting from R37,999


Galaxy Z Flip 4

Galaxy Z Flip 4
OS Android 12
Display Unfolded: 6.7-inch 2,640 x 1080 OLED with 120Hz refresh rate
Folded: 1.9-inch 260 x 512 OLED with 120Hz refresh rate
CPU Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Rear camera 12MP + 12MP
Front camera 10MP
Ports USB-C 3.2
Cellular 5G
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Protection rating IPX8 water resistance
Biometrics Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Battery and charging 3,700mAh
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Dimensions and weight Unfolded:  165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm
Folded: 84.9 x 71.9 x 17.1mm
187g
Price Starting from R21,999


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