Samsung's folding smartphone 'Galaxy Z Fold 4' which achieved thinness and weight reduction Overseas review summary, hinge improved and camera performance improved
Galaxy Z Fold '. Multiple overseas media reported their impressions of actually touching the Galaxy Z Fold4, so I tried to summarize the changes in size and comfort.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Fold4 , a smartphone that can be folded horizontally. Galaxy Z Fold4 is said to have improved the folding mechanism and changed the screen aspect ratio to the previous '
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◆ Specs & dimensions
The specs of the Galaxy Z Fold4 are as follows. The processor uses Qualcomm's high-end SoC ' Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1 ', and the RAM is as large as 12GB. As a smartphone, it falls into a fairly high-performance category.
|Screen size||7.6 inch organic EL|
|main screen resolution||2176×1812 pixels 374ppi|
|Main screen aspect ratio||21.6:18|
|cover screen resolution||2316×904 402ppi|
|cover screen aspect ratio||23.1:9|
|Dimensions (opened)||Height 155.1mm x Width 130.1mm x Thickness 6.3mm|
|Dimensions (closed)||Height 155.1mm x Width 67.1mm x Thickness 15.8mm|
|processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|charging port||USB Type-C|
|rear camera|| Main: 50MP|
Wide angle: 12MP
|front camera|| Cover screen: 10MP|
Main screen: 4MP
|Recording performance|| 8K/24fps|
|Wireless communication|| Wi-Fi 6|
|5G communication||mmWave Sub 6GHz|
|biometric authentication||Built-in fingerprint sensor on the power button|
|touch pen||Compatible with S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold|
The dimensions of the Galaxy Z Fold4 when opened are 155.1 mm high x 130.1 mm wide x 6.3 mm thick, which is higher than the 'Galaxy Z Fold3' (158.2 mm high x 128.1 mm wide x 6.4 mm thick). 3.1mm shorter and 0.1mm thinner. Also, Galaxy Z Fold4 weighs 263g, which is 8g lighter than Galaxy Z Fold3 (271g). Technology media's XDA evaluates that slight changes in dimensions and weight reduction have improved the feel when held in the hand.
◆ Improved hinge
Android Central reports that the Galaxy Z Fold4 opens and closes more smoothly than the Galaxy Z Fold3 due to an improved hinge. Also, looking at the comparison image of Galaxy Z Fold3 (top) and Galaxy Z Fold4 (bottom) when fully opened released by Android Central, it can be seen that the curvature in the center part that was confirmed in Galaxy Z Fold3 has been eliminated. increase.
Android Police also evaluated that reflections were reduced by improving the hinge. Checking the following image released by Android Police, you can see that Galaxy Z Fold4 (left) is less distorted than Galaxy Z Fold3 (right).
◆ Camera performance
Galaxy Z Fold4 is equipped with three rear cameras: main, wide-angle, and telephoto. In addition, on the front side, one camera is arranged for each screen, and a total of five cameras are installed. XDA focused on the fact that the number of pixels of the main camera, which was 12MP in the Galaxy Z Fold3, has been enhanced to 50MP in the Galaxy Z Fold4, and that it is equipped with an optical image stabilization function. The 'best camera' has never existed, but the Galaxy Z Fold4 is revolutionizing the camera in Samsung's foldable smartphone line.'
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is scheduled to be released in some countries on August 26, 2022, but the release date in Japan is unknown. Also, the selling price is $ 1799.99 (about 240,000 yen).