The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable phone builds up on the foundation set by the Z Fold 3 last year, and that one was the first foldable phone on the market that we could recommend without fearing it would feel compromised or somehow lacking.
So what has Samsung changed in a year and what’s new with the Z Fold 4?
On the outside, it looks very similar, more refined maybe, but it follows the same blueprint. This means you get a smaller “Cover Screen” on the front, but then you can unfold the phone revealing the larger, nearly tablet-sized main display. This year, Samsung allegedly has perfected the hinge, reduced the crease in the middle of that big screen, and given the Z Fold 4 a performance and camera boost.But is that enough of a reason to upgrade? And will we get another price drop this year as well? Let’s find out!
Z Fold 4 vs Z Fold 3 in a nutshell:
- Refined design
- Less visible crease
- More powerful chip on Fold 4
- Improved cameras
- Lower price
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Design and Display Quality
A less noticeable crease is the big improvement
While the Fold 4 and Fold 3 may look very similar, look closer and you’d notice the differences. The most important one might be that Samsung has managed to kind of hide the hinge, so the Fold 4 looks more compact, plus that phone is expected to be lighter, and by nearly 6%! The new Fold will weigh 254 grams versus 271g for the previous generation, and at this weight it will be very close to your typical Max or Ultra sized regular phone. This style of foldable phones comes with quite the heft and seeing an improvement in this area is great.
Rumor has it, Samsung is making big moves in order to make the next Fold slimmer too. Allegedly, a new “single” hinge has been developed, which would be much less bulky than the one employed in the Z Fold 3.
In terms of biometrics, rumors claim different things, but we’d expect the fingerprint scanner to remain embedded in the power button on the side. That worked great on the Fold 3, and we don’t think Samsung …….