This story was originally published on August 10, 2022, and last updated on April 19, 2023.
Samsung’s Unpacked is just about to wrap up. While we’re slightly late, we have a little treat for you. Here’s your first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, and we’re sharing it with you through our first-ever long-form YouTube video!
If you want a quick peek at what the new flip phone from Samsung has in store for you, please check out the video above.
As mentioned in the video, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is more of a refinement of its predecessor than a completely overhauled device. And what we’re most excited about is Samsung dropping the default square format for photos and videos shot using the cover screen.
Now, when you shoot with either 12-megapixel main or ultra-wide cameras on the cover screen, you get either portrait or horizontal formats depending on how you position the phone.
Samsung has also updated the FlexCam (or when you’re using the Galaxy Z Flip4 in that partly folded position and propped it up on a surface) to support Meta apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook. The video won’t stop recording if you start it from a folded position/cover screen to an unfolded one.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 also gets a slightly bigger battery at 3,700mAh (over the Galaxy Z Flip3’s 3,300mAh) with super fast charging support that can top up the Galaxy Z Flip4 to 50% in 30 minutes. It’s not beating out other flagship phones, but it’s still a good improvement for this form factor.
And this is a flagship device; it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of storage.
Samsung only slightly tweaked the appearance of the Galaxy Z Flip4 but introduced to it a slimmer hinge, straightened edges, and contrasting hazed back glass with glossy metal frames.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Price and availability
The new Galaxy Z series will be available on Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Store, and major carriers and retailers. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4’s price starts at USD 999.99 or PHP 58,990.
If you want to get it in unique colors, Samsung Philippines is bringing in two bespoke colorways. Exclusive to the 256GB variant, it will come in Indigo Black with green and blue glass panels and a black metal frame and White Gold with yellow and white glass panels with a gold frame.
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 256GB in Indigo Black and White Gold will be available for pre-order at PHP 62,990 (around USD 1,125), starting April 14 until April 30, 2023. Get these stylish flip phones during the pre-order period to enjoy freebies of up to PHP 23,500 (~USD 420). This includes a FREE Galaxy Buds2 Pro worth PHP 12,990 (~USD 230), along with a 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage, and a clear cover. Pre-orders will be offered via samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, and other authorized stores nationwide. Claiming will be on May 12, 2023, onwards.
UPDATE: 2023/04/19, 1:07 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC
Added info on the new bespoke colors
In honor of our first YouTube video, we wanted to make this our Cool Tech story of the week. It is a device we get excited over, even if it’s a more iterative update. What else do you want to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4? Let us know on social media!