With Samsung launching the new Galaxy Z Fold 4, everyone has a lot to say about this out-of-the-box design and concept. Well, it does bring a lot of upgrades from its predecessor in several aspects. Here is a deep dive into the facts to see what’s been changed and spiced up in this new model, compared to its predecessor – Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Galaxy Z Fold 3: What’s new?
Design and Display
When it comes to design, there aren’t many radical changes. You are unlikely to be able to tell the difference unless you hold them side by side. The Fold 4 has reduced the weight from 271 grams to 163 grams making this model slightly more compact. The internal display and external screen are more or less the same, with a similar camera placement too.
Both phones sport a 7.6in primary display and have the same 6.2in cover display. The AMOLED panels and 120Hz refresh rate are identical too. So where do we see a change?
Samsung claims that the primary display on the Fold 4 is brighter and the UDC (Under Display Camera) is now less visible, thanks to the new phone’s scatter-type subpixel arrangement. The Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on Fold 3, has been updated to more advanced Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection on the Fold 4.
The camera department is where the fun really begins. The Fold 4 features a triple camera setup comprising a 50MP main lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 10MP telephoto lens. In comparison, the Fold 3’s camera setup included a 12MP main lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto sensor.
The telephoto lens on the new model supports 3x optical zoom, while the older one only supports 2x optical zoom. Additionally, all three lenses on the Fold 4 come with Optical Image Stabilisation. The Fold 4 has also borrowed the Nightography feature from the Galaxy S22, allowing you to click better pictures at night.
The UDC camera has stayed the same with a 4MP lens, although this time, it is now less visible through the screen. The selfie camera on the cover screen has seen no change and remains a 10MP sensor.
Now that we have covered the very many cameras on the phones, let’s take a look under the hood. There have been quite a few improvements made here with an improved chipset on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It is powered by the 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. This is a step up from the Fold 3 which is powered by the 5nm Snapdragon 888 SoC and has been paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Also, the chipset on the Fold 3 is made by Samsung itself, unlike the 8+ Gen 1, which is made by TSMC. Thus, we can expect the 8+ Gen 1 to be more efficient.
Both models are backed by the same 4,400mAh battery with 25W wired fast charging and reverse wireless fast charging. That said, the Fold 4 does get 15W wireless charging as compared to 11W wireless support on the Fold 3.
As you’d expect the Fold 4 will come with Android 12 OS out of the box, while the older Fold 3 will have Android 11 OS.
Samsung has announced that the Z Fold 4 will launch at a starting price of $1,799.99 (₹1,42,700 approx), while you can find the Z Fold 3 for about ₹1,39,999 on Amazon.