Galaxy Z Fall 4 , improved usability with improved aspect ratio. Applied tablet/computer vertices . Galaxy Z Flip 4 , performance enhancement of cover screen camera. President Noh Tae-moon, whose functions tailored to the MZ generation such as Vlogs stand out , "This year 's sales target for foldable smartphones is over 10 million units"
Samsung Electronics unveiled the 4th generation foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 at the 'Galaxy Unpack 2022' event. Samsung Electronics believes that the Galaxy Z4 brothers will lead the way in full-fledged ``popularization of foldable smartphones''. At first glance, the Galaxy Z Fold Flip 4, which we saw on the 11th, looked no different from its predecessor. The Z-Fold 4 is shaped like a book and can be folded horizontally, while the Z-Flip 4 is bar-shaped and the middle of the smartphone can be folded vertically. However, when I tried it, the results were different. In particular, we felt that usability was greatly improved by improving elements such as △ LCD wrinkles △ Camera performance △ Software, which were the main complaints of users of Galaxy Z Fold Flip 4.
Not like a tablet. Galaxy Z Fold 4 to create your own usage experience
My first impression of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was "it looks like a smartphone". In the case of the previous Z Fold 3, if the folded form was long and narrow, like a remote control, the new version has a smaller bezel and hinge size. The Z-Fold 4 is 2.7mm wider and 3.1mm shorter than its predecessor. The aspect ratio of the cover display has changed from 24.5:9 to 23.1:9. Even though it feels a bit taller than the 20:9 aspect ratio of most smartphones, I had no problems using it. In particular, the increased width makes it easier to operate the keyboard when the smartphone is closed.
There was also a significant difference in weight. The official weight of the Z Fold 4 is 261 grams (g). About 8g less than the previous work. However, by extending the horizontal ratio, the distribution of the center of gravity was improved, and the actual weight felt relatively light.
I could feel the change in aspect ratio even when I opened the product. In particular, I was able to watch videos such as YouTube without switching to landscape mode due to the wide width of the product. Screen transitions were smooth thanks to the 120Hz scanning speed.
The most noticeable feature of the Z Fold 4 is the "taskbar" feature. This is a function at the bottom of the smartphone screen that shows frequently used or recently used apps. It works just like the taskbar on your computer.
A source from Samsung Electronics told Daily Impact, “We chose a screen configuration similar to that of a PC for the 'Taskbar,' and added, 'We provide the best user experience because users can directly register the bookmark app.' emphasized.
In addition, it supports up to three screen splits, and by registering the apps that users often use directly into one, it is possible to float them all in one action. For example, after registering an email, a document writing app, and YouTube as an app pair, clicking it will open all three apps at the same time in the aspect ratio desired by the user.
The convenience of the stylus pen S Pen has also been enhanced. The S Pen was impressive with its ability to convert handwriting into text and enter a URL directly into the address bar. If you drag the image, it works with artificial intelligence (AI) to recommend apps related to the information.
The camera has also undergone a major change. In particular, the "under display camera (UDC)", which complained that the resolution would be reduced by being attached to the side of the liquid crystal, has been improved from the previous work. He explained that the existing "mosquito net design" has been improved by increasing the display pixel density where the camera is mounted.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 perfect for MZ generation such as Instagram and Vlog
If the Galaxy Z Fold 4 focuses on productivity, the Z Flip 4 is a device aimed at young people who use various media.
The biggest change is that there are more functions that can be operated with the cover screen when the smartphone is closed. The cover screen of Z flip 4 is equipped with the same 1.9 inch as the previous work. A typical feature is the "portrait mode" through the cover screen. Although the previous work also supported the selfie function through the cover display, it supported only the horizontal mode because the ratio of actually taking pictures was different. However, the Z Flip 4 makes photography more realistic by supporting a portrait mode preview screen.
In addition, since the cover display screen that supported only images and gif files in the previous work can be changed to a video specified by the user directly, it is expected that "smartphone decoration" will become popular.
The "quick shot" function, which allows you to shoot using the high-quality rear camera while the phone is folded, has also become natural. In particular, by linking with the "flex mode", which is a function that allows folding smartphones to be folded in half, it is now possible to place the smartphone on the desk while shooting videos while moving. This feature seems to be useful for things like Vlog (video diary) shooting, which is gaining popularity from the recent MZ generation. In flex mode, the screen is divided into upper and lower parts, and the upper part is for shooting videos, and the lower part is for functions such as changing the shooting and checking photos. More productive use of media is possible with the addition of functions that can be used as
The wrinkles of rubbing the product in half were also improved. Unlike the previous work, which was clearly divided in half, in the case of Z Flip 4, only a thin wrinkle mark about the size of a shear core was visible. The left and right widths were also slightly shrunk, so when you lifted the product after folding it in half, it was just big enough to fit in the back of your hand. Samsung Electronics, on the other hand, believes that this year will be the first year of ``popularization of foldable smartphones'' with the improved Galaxy Z Fold Flip 4 ahead. At a press conference held in New York on the 11th, Roh Tae-moon, CEO of Samsung Electronics Mobile Experience (MX), said, "We will make every effort to make this the first year to achieve the sales target of over 10 million foldable smartphones. I will do my best,” he said.