Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is here! Take a quick look at its 5 AMAZING features

    The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is in the house and we take a quick look at the five amazing features that you will like. Take a look.
    By: AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on: Aug 17 2022, 12:29 IST
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets major upgrades over Fold 3
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    1/5 The Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets a faster and efficient 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset compared to the Flip 3’s Snapdragon 888. (Samsung)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Fold 3
    2/5 Fold 4 features a wider aspect ratio of 23:9 on outer display than Fold 3's 24.5:9. The inner screen too has a wider ratio of 6:5 than the 5:4 aspect ratio of Fold 3. Z Fold 4's screen is capable of 1,000 nits max brightness, which is substantially higher than the 422 nits of the Z Fold 3. (Samsung)
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    3/5 On the camera front, the Fold 4 packs a triple camera set of a 50MP main shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 10MP 3X telephoto lens while Fold 3 has a 12MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera and 10MP telephoto camera. (Samsung)
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    4/5 Apart from these, the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 got a new coolest software feature "swipe for split screen" that makes multitasking easier. The feature is not available on its predecessor. (Samsung)
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    5/5 The handset runs on Android 12L-based OneUI custom skin out of the box and offers faster CPU and GPU performance. (Samsung)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 carries a starting price of Rs. 1,54,999 in India. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Samsung's Galaxy Fold phones have defined what the most luxurious phones of our times can look and feel like. Right from 2019's Galaxy Fold to 2022's Galaxy Z Fold 4, these phones are more than just big phablets with a folding screen – it is how Samsung makes use of that big folding screen with its clever software design to make the most out of it. The Galaxy Z Fold 4, according to Samsung, is the latest and the greatest foldable phone it has ever made. But is that actually the case?

    We have just got our hands on a brand new Beige Galaxy Z Fold 4 and right after unboxing, there are five things that sets it apart from other luxury smartphones available in the market today. Prices in India start at Rs. 1,54,999 for the base variant of the Fold 4 and that pits it against the mighty Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, which has been our evergreen favourite in this premium segment.

    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Five Amazing features

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    It's a folding phone!

    Call us lame but the folding phones are still cool four years after their arrival. You have a 6.2-inch full fledged flagship-quality display for regular tasks and a mega 7.6-inch display when you want the tablet experience. The Cover Display has a variable refresh rate of 48Hz to 120Hz whereas the Main Display has the variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. Moreover, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the only phone in the world to run Android 12L; the tablet-friendly version of Android.

    Works like a regular phone when closed!

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    The previous Galaxy Z Fold 3 had a similarly big display but due to its slimmer aspect ratio, it wasn't as easy to use for most tasks. The Fold 4 has a slightly shorter yet wider Cover Display that offers more space to play with. Hence, texting on the Fold 4's Cover Display is easier and so is watching YouTube, or reading webpages. In short, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is easier to use in the folded down state.

    New Snapdragon processor runs cool

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a big step up from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 888. It has barely been a few hours since we have used it but throughout its setup process and using the cameras, the phone runs a lot cooler than the Fold 3 and other Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagships. The power efficient nature also allows for better battery life so far, which is a big deal on a multimedia phone like the Fold 4.

    Taskbar changes the way you use a foldable

    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    The Fold has always been able to multitask unlike any other phone with clever software modifications. This year, Samsung gives the Fold 4 a new Taskbar feature. Just like your Windows PC, the taskbar stays open with your favourite apps pinned. You will be able to quickly access apps from here as well as from the app tray, all while you have another app opened. It almost blurs out the distinction between a phone and a PC.

    It is durable and water-resistant

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Phones with moving parts are not easy to maintain but the Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets some solid engineering from Samsung. The body is made of Armor Aluminium that is more durable to drops. The front and rear glass is made of Gorilla Glass Victus+, which means better scratch and drop protection. Additionally, the IPX8 rating also assures of protection from light rain, sweat and moisture. Not many foldable phones are built this tough.

     

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