Samsung introduced its latest foldables earlier this week – the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. We already covered the smartphones in detail, but now the company decided to share more about their design process and its vision on their usage.
In a series of blog posts, Samsung explained all the cool design and experience features that allow users to express themselves while being productive at the same time.
The Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 have sleek sides that are flatter than their predecessors. This allows for better overall handling, and more modern looks. The bezels also shrunk in the past twelve months, enabling same screen sizes is more manageable body sizes.
The colors also got an overhaul with new slightly matte finishes. The Galaxy Z Flip4 in Bora Purple is definitely the one to have, and it matches gorgeously with the Beige Fold… although we doubt anybody needs both phones.
One the usability side Samsung highlights that the Flip4 supports zooming in and out of pages on the cover screen, while some apps have their own widget for easier navigation. Then we have the Fold4, where multiple apps can be opened on one screen, and more can be accessed through the navigation bar.
Both the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 come with bespoke cases that offer better grip and protection, with the Fold pictured with a kickstand cover or a holster for the S Pen.
Looks is not only about cases and colors; Samsung also offers new cover screen features, clock designs, images, backgrounds, and even GIFs. This is a feature that is going to be used more in the Z Flip4 because the Z Fold4 has a fully-fledged OLED that can match any other Samsung smartphone in performance and functionality.
Samsung stated that Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 are examples of “expanding smartphone possibilities and creating versatile devices for the modern era”. We already have the devices, and we began working on the full review immediately after posting the hands-on review.
We will try to determine whether the performance improvements are worth the upgrade and whether Samsung’s claims of “opening new experiences” go beyond marketing talk.