“Galaxy Z Fold4 & Flip4” announced. Foldable smartphones are fun

“Galaxy Z Fold4 & Flip4” announced. Foldable smartphones are fun
On September 8, 2022, Samsung Electronics Japan announced that it will introduce “Galaxy Z Fold4” and “Galaxy Z Flip4” to the domestic market as the latest models of folding (foldable) smartphones. I will report on the pattern of participating in the actual machine experience meeting.
Multitask freely on the big screen.
The “Galaxy Z Fold4” is a “horizontal” type smartphone equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED (organic EL) of approximately 7.6 inches (2176 x 1812) on the main display. The cover display is equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED (organic EL) of about 6.2 inches. The refresh rate is driven up to 120Hz, and it is a variable type that changes the refresh rate depending on the content to be displayed.
When the display is closed, the cover display can be operated as the main display. By reviewing the design of the hinge part, it has evolved so that it can be opened and closed smoothly. Combined with the fact that the main body is slim, it is easy to operate with one hand. If it’s a simple operation, you don’t have to bother opening the display.
By folding the display 90 degrees, you can enjoy more convenient usage by running separate apps on the two displays. For example, you can display a preview at the same time as shooting with a camera, hold a web conference while displaying PDF materials, or check SNS while projecting a video. Since it can be placed on a desk in a 90° folded state, such operations can be performed hands-free. You can freely combine apps as long as they are compatible, so it is interesting that you can find a unique way to use it that suits your purpose.
When you open the display, it transforms into a device like an Android tablet of about 7.6 inches. Taking advantage of this large screen, up to three applications can be launched on one screen. Many third-party apps are also supported, and tablet-like usage is possible. By keeping frequently used apps on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, you can switch apps and start multitasking very smoothly without returning to the home screen.

The basic specifications of this unit are SoC “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1”, memory 12GB, storage capacity 256GB. The main camera has a triple camera configuration of approximately 50 million pixels (wide angle) + approximately 12 million pixels (ultra wide angle) + approximately 10 million pixels (telephoto). The front camera is about 10 million pixels + about 4 million pixels. It is characterized by being able to take unique shots unique to “Galaxy Z Fold4”.

“Capture View” displays the camera UI on one screen and several recently taken photos on the other screen, and “Dual Preview” displays a preview screen during shooting on both the main display and the cover display. The shooting method, such as the “rear camera selfie” that allows you to operate the cover display even when the display is closed, is also different from general smartphones.

Other main specifications include “Android 12” OS, waterproof body equivalent to IPX8, 4400mAh battery, Osaifu-Keitai, etc. The main body color is gray green. It will be released on September 29th from NTT Docomo and KDDI (au).

Compact and cute “Galaxy Z Flip4”. You can take unique photos using folding
“Galaxy Z Flip4” is a “vertical paka” type smartphone equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED (organic EL) of about 6.7 inches (2640 x 1080). The cover display is equipped with an approximately 1.9-inch Super AMOLED (organic EL). The refresh rate adopts a variable type with a maximum of 120Hz drive. Like the “Galaxy Z Fold4”, the hinge part has been improved to achieve a slim body. It is easy to operate even with one hand.
When the display is closed, information such as notifications and clocks are displayed on the approximately 1.9-inch cover display. In addition to pre-installed animations, the cover display can also display photos and videos taken by yourself as wallpaper. In addition, it is possible to shoot with the camera while displaying a preview during shooting on the cover display even when the cover is closed.
When the display is folded 90 degrees, you can multitask by displaying separate apps on the top and bottom screens, and you can shoot while the main unit is on the desk in the “Flexcam” mode, or preview while shooting in cover mode. You can shoot only with a folding smartphone, such as displaying . You can freely adjust the folding angle, and if you hold it sideways with one hand, you can shoot like a handy camera, so you can enjoy unique shooting.

The basic specifications are SoC “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1”, memory 8GB, storage capacity 128GB. The main camera has a dual camera configuration of about 12 million pixels + about 12 million pixels. The front camera is about 10 million pixels. In addition, the OS is “Android 12”, the waterproof body equivalent to IPX8, and the battery capacity is 3700mAh. Compatible with Osaifu-Keitai. Three body colors are available: Bora Purple, Pink Gold, and Graphite.

There are cute accessories that match the crossbody style, and there are products that are likely to be popular with the younger generation, such as collaborating with BTS. Recently, we often see “Galaxy Z Flip4” in Korean movies and dramas, and the number of users may grow, especially among the younger generation in Japan. The compact size and colorful body give it a pop and cute impression.
“Galaxy Z Flip4” will be released on September 29th from NTT Docomo, au, and Rakuten Mobile.

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