The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 are Samsung’s newest foldable smartphones, which the company unveiled on Wednesday.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 ($999.99) and Galaxy Z Fold 4 ($1,799.99) have a lot of similarities with the Flip 3 and Fold 3 from the previous year. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a little square that can fit in a pocket and unfolds to display a 6.7-inch screen. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a thin phone with a 7.6-inch tablet-sized screen that unfolds like a book.

Thanks to sturdier metal frames and Corning glass on the outside that is more resistant to scratches and damage from drops, Samsung said that both phones are the company’s most durable foldable phones yet.

In August, Samsung generally introduces new, high-end smartphones, including those with foldable displays. It provides it the opportunity to release its most recent flagship models before Apple’s new iPhones, which usually go on sale in September.

According to the company’s most recent financial statement, which was posted on July 28, foldable phones are intended to become „mainstream.” In the second half, it hopes to sell more foldable phones than its last top smartphone, the Galaxy Note.

Samsung is banking that its sustained investment in folding phones will help support its mobile sector, which has been impacted by rising material prices and dwindling customer demand. Folding phones are still a minor segment of the broader smartphone industry.

Samsung has high expectations for the Flip 4, as the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is now the most well-liked foldable phone in the world.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 features the same 6.7-inch screen size as its predecessor, but a longer-lasting battery. Additionally, Flip 4 features a thinner hinge, which hides the seam.

A sensor that is 65% brighter has been added to the Flip 4’s improved camera. Selfies may now be taken in portrait mode by users. Additionally, the Flip 4’s FlexCam may be used to capture video when the flip is half-folded. Because of a partnership between Samsung and Meta, this functionality is available on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

The first handset to arrive with Android 12L, a customized version of Android developed by Google for large-screen devices, is the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 now includes a camera with a 50MP wide-angle lens and a 30x zoom lens. Users will be able to snap better nighttime photos with the assistance of a brighter sensor and improved processing power.

The inside camera of the Fold 4 conceals itself inside the screen, similar to the Fold 3, to provide a more seamless viewing experience. Similar to the Flip 4, it boasts Super Fast Charging, which can recharge up to 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.