At the Galaxy Unpacked Event today, Samsung has officially launched the most awaited Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphone, alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The new clamshell foldable smartphone comes with some advanced technologies including hardware as well as software.
It has a slightly larger rear display and bigger battery life when compared to the predecessor Galaxy Z Flip 3. On the other hand, it equips the most latest Qualcomm flagship processor and the foldable-specified One UI 4.1.1 software system.
Below you can check the specifications, availability, and prices of this new smartphone in detail.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 specifications:
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes with a 6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2x display that offers a 1080 x 2640 pixels resolution. The display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and uses an improved ultra-thin glass as a protective cover.
On the back side, the device has a small display that is capable of not only displaying the notification and other common information but can also be used as a full-surface viewfinder for the main cameras for self-portraits, replying to text messages, making calls, and access Samsung Pay. This displays a 1.9 inches AMOLED screen with 512 x 269 pixels resolution, which is a bit larger than the predecessor.
The device is powered by a 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which is the improved version of the current top processors from Qualcomm. This chipset is paired with 8GB RAM that comes in three memory variants – 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 introduces all-new One UI 4.1.1 custom software skin which is based on Android 12L. The new version is specially customized for foldable phones and thus, offers some advanced features to take the foldable experience to the next level.
On the other hand, the smartphone supports the company’s new software update policy which is four major Android 0S upgrades and 5 years of security patches.
The camera department of the phone is amazing as well, the device has the same camera specs as the previous version but with improved quality.
It features two rear cameras consisting of a 12MP primary camera with OIS support and another 12MP camera for ultra-wide angle shots. For selfies and video chats, it has a 10MP shooter on the front side.
The new clamshell foldable phone equips a 3,700mAh battery that can easily last longer and can be charged with the 25W fast charger. It also supports 15W wireless fast charging.
Connectivity and other features:
The phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner along with the support for eSIM, IPX8 water resistance rating, a nano-SIM slot, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, and USB-C.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 availability and price:
Samsung gives four primary color options for the device, such as Grey Green, Bora Purple, Graphite, and Pink Gold. Meanwhile, it also has a total of 75 Bespoke editions to allow customers to completely control the look of their device.
The device is available for pre-order from today and the sale will start on August 26. The price starts at $999.
Customers who pre-order Galaxy Z Flip 4 between August 10 and August 25 will receive a complimentary memory upgrade to double the storage. At the same time, there’s also $900 off with eligible trade-in, and a Silicone Ring Case or Strap Case.
Watch Series 7 exploded and Apple asking user not to share this story with anyone!
Nowadays, not only smartphones but smartwatches can also be dangerous for people, even then the OEMs who make them think of hiding this fact. Recently, a good example of this came to light when the Watch series 7 exploded and Apple asked the user not to share this story with anyone.
According to the information via 9to5Mac, a user was facing the issue of overheating in his Apple Watch for a few days, he also informed Apple Support. Recently, the Watch Series 7 exploded and Apple did not want the user to share this information with anyone.
What’s the whole story?
For a few days, a user who was wearing the Apple Watch was feeling uncomfortable, noticed that the watch is getting hotter than before, and also the back of the watch is slightly broken. In addition to this, WatchOS is warning to shut down it again and again due to high temperature.
The user immediately told the whole situation to Apple Support. After diverting several people from the Apple Support team, the call finally came to a manager who only said he will invest but he also did not suggest any solution after this call and the next morning the Watch went off due to an explosion.
Even after the explosion, the user called the Apple Support team and reported the accident. The company arranged for the watch to be taken away and also said that it would be sent to a lab for testing.
Apart from this, the company asked him to sign a document, in which it was written that he would not tell anyone about this incident, but he denied to sign it and informed 9to5Mac about this incident.
Looking at this whole incident, we can say that the Apple support team has made a lot of carelessness, it is good that the user did not wear that watch in his hand at the time of the watch burst. Instead of hiding this, Apple should make other users aware, so that users remain alert and no one is harmed.
Here’s when Samsung will start Stable Android 13 One UI 5.0 update rollout
On August 15, Google released the Android 13 update for Pixel devices, while Samsung started the One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy devices earlier this month. Google confirmed that the stable Android 13 update coming to your Galaxy devices “later this year.”
Samsung will surely start bringing the Android 13 update as One UI 5.0 to some eligible Galaxy devices later this year. Meanwhile, the company has already showcased most of the new features of this major upgrade including stackable widgets, more Color Palettes, optional call backgrounds for each contact, and much more.
Samsung Android 13 Release Date?
As always, Samsung has not shared the release date of the Galaxy Android 13 update. Well, we can accurately speculate when will Samsung release the One UI 5.0 update atop the Android 13 OS for the qualified Galaxy devices, thanks to records of past rollouts.
Let’s have a look at the recent past:
On October 4, 2021, the US tech giant seeded the Android 12 update for Pixel devices and Samsung bring it to the Galaxy devices as One UI 4.0 in mid-November. Well, the OEM was not able to run the rollout seamlessly as bugs and issues forced it to stop update delivery, which later on resumed in December.
Aside from this, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update took nearly three months to start rolling out for the flagship Samsung devices after the official debut of the base OS version. Seeing the big development with Android 12, we can expect that the company will start providing Android 13 to its flagships starting October this year.
Similar to previous rollouts, the South Korean tech giant will first upgrade its flagship Galaxy smartphones and then tablets. Later on, the company will gradually push the One UI 5.0 update to mid-range and budget phones in different markets globally.
Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices
As of now, the Galaxy S22 series is just officially confirmed for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Aside from this, Samsung has not said anything about the Android 13 update distribution to other Galaxies, however, a number of phones and tablets are already confirmed to get One UI 5.0.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy S22 series
- Galaxy Tab S8 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S21 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Flip 5G
- Galaxy S20 series
- Galaxy Note 20 series
- Galaxy Tab S7 series
- Galaxy A52 and A53
- Galaxy A71, A72, and A73
Aside from the above-listed smartphones, more Galaxy devices that were launched pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.x software will be supported for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update as Samsung provides at least two major upgrades to all Galaxies.
You can check our dedicated article for the biggest Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 eligible devices list, which consists of Galaxy M, Galaxy F, and more lineups. Still, some devices are no longer eligible for Android 13, however, Samsung will give them satisfaction with some new security updates.
Update: October 5
We are listing 11 Samsung devices that will get the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update by the end of this year.
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21+
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy A53
Update: September 25
Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.
These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy A53
Update: September 11
Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.
Samsung opens first Bespoke Home flagship store in Mexico
Samsung has opened its first Bespoke Home flagship store in Mexico City in Latin America. The stop is located at Centro Comercial Perisur, which is a large shopping mall visited by around 2 million people every month.
Samsung Bespoke Home flagship store offers a variety of Bespoke products including refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, washers, dryers, cleaners, and others in one place. Now customers will not have to go to different shops to purchase different home appliances.
This shop also includes Home life services through the SmartThings integration, as well as a special panel in collaboration with local well-known artists such as Juan Latapi and El Cha.
Furthermore, Samsung invited local media, influencers, and interior designers on October 3, 2022, to spread the launch information of its Bespoke flagship store and get more reach to the people in Mexico City.
So far, the Korean company has launched Bespoke dishwashers and refrigerators but now it is planning to further expand its bespoke ecosystem with the launch of microwaves, gas ovens, and cleaners this October to open the era of custom appliances in Mexico.
Noh Kyung-Rae, general manager of CE Division at Samsung Electronics Mexico, said, “Samsung Electronics Bispock Appliances has received a good response from Mexican consumers for its colorful colors and features that reflect lifestyle. We will continue our efforts to convey the value of Bispock Home at various consumer touchpoints, including the flagship store that we have opened this time.”
Source – Samsung Newsroom