Samsung’s New Phone: Galaxy Z Fold 4



Samsung, purveyor of the only serious foldable available on a global scale, is taking a victory lap with the Galaxy Fold 4. As is tradition, the company has announced full details after a parade of teases and leaks, confirming what we strongly suspected: it’s not a huge update. The overall design is ever so slightly sleeker, with a slimmer hinge and bezels. This is mostly cosmetic and doesn’t make much of a difference to how compact the phone folds down — just the difference of a fraction of a millimeter (15.8mm thick at the hinge and 14.2mm where the sides meet). It weighs a little less: 263 grams compared to the Z Fold 3’s 271 grams. It’s still a heavy phone, which is to be expected for something that doubles as both a phone and a small tablet.

Screen and Design

Samsung has stood firm in what it believes a flagship foldable smartphone should look like, and the Z Fold 4 continues that.While the Z Flip 4 is for people that want a foldable that takes a standard smartphone and makes it smaller, the Z Fold 4 is the version that really makes the most of the folding display tech in my mind. This is both a phone and a tablet, expanding when you want to watch a video or play a game and becoming smaller for everything else.


Just like last year, the new Galaxy Z Fold is prohibitively expensive. After all, it does boast top-end specifications all wrapped up in that daring and still somewhat experimental form factor. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a starting price of $1,799/£1,649 for the 256GB model, rising to £1,769 for the 512GB model, all the way up to a whopping £2,019 if you want 1TB of storage

Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs. Z Fold 3 vs. Z Fold 3


Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G

Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G

Galaxy Z Fold 2

Display size, resolution

Internal: 7.6-inch AMOLED (2,176 x 1,812 pixels); External: 6.2-inch HD+ (2,316 x 904)

Internal: 7.6-inch AMOLED (2,208 x 1,768 pixels); External: 6.2-inch AMOLED (2,268 x 832 pixels);

Internal: 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED; External: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 2,260 x 816 + 2,208 x 1,768 pixels

Pixel density


387ppi (external) + 374ppi (internal)

386ppi (external) + 373ppi (internal)

Dimensions (Millimeters)

Folded: 67.1x155.1x15.8mm (Hinge) ~14.2mm(Sagging). Unfolded: 130.1x155.1x6.3mm

Folded: 67x158x16mm (hinge) ~14.4mm (sagging). Unfolded: 128x158x6.4mm

Folded: 68.0x159.2x16.8mm (hinge) ~13.8mm (sagging). Unfolded: 128.2x159.2x6.9mm (frame) ~6.0mm (screen)

Weight (Ounces, Grams)

9.27 oz; 263g

9.56 oz; 271 g

10 oz; 282 g

Mobile software

Android 12L

Android 11

Android 10


50-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (telephoto)

12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)

12-megapixel (main) + 12-megapixel (wide angle) + 12-megapixel (telephoto)

Front-facing camera

4-megapixel (under display), 10-megapixel (front cover)

4-megapixel (under display), 10-megapixel (front cover)

10-megapixel, 10-megapixel

Video capture





Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus 1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 865 Plus


12GB + 256GB/512GB/1TB

12GB + 256GB/512GB

12GB + 256 GB

Expandable storage





4,400 mAh

4,400 mAh

4,500 mAh

Fingerprint sensor








Headphone jack




Special features

Foldable phone, 30x optical, 30x space zoom, IPX8, 25-watt fast-charging (no in-box charger)

5G-enabled; Foldable display, 120Hz refresh rate (front cover and main display), IPX8 water-resistance, S Pen support

Foldable display, 120Hz refresh rate, wireless charging support

Price (USD)

$1,800 (256 GB); Pricing for other models TBC

$1,800 (256GB); $1,900 (512GB)


Price (GBP)


£1,599 (256GB); £1,699 (512GB)