Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Zlip 4 were recently announced globally and both the foldables are making their way to India with pre-bookings to go live today as well. While pre-booking offers and details were available earlier, the official prices of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 in India have also been finally revealed. Also, an update for the two smartphones brings better battery life among other changes.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 price in India, availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is available in Beige, Greygreen, and Phantom Black colours. The smartphone is available in a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant priced at Rs. 1,54,999 and a 12GB RAM and 512GB storage variant priced at Rs. 1,64,999. There will also be a 12GB RAM and 1TB storage variant that will be exclusive on Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores at Rs. 1,84,999. As for the Galaxy Z Flip 4, it is available in Bora Purple, Graphite and Pink Gold colours. The smartphone is available in an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant priced at Rs. 89,999 and an 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant priced at Rs. 94,999. The customisable Bespoke Edition of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 that is offered glass colours and frame options will be available on Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores for Rs. 97,999.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 pre-booking details
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable can now be pre-booked in India. As reported earlier, the pre-bookings will start from 12:00 PM on August 16 (Tuesday) and will first be available on Samsung’s official website. The smartphones will also be available for pre-booking across all major online and offline retail stores.
While Samsung had earlier only given broad details about its pre-booking offers, now there are more details on what benefits customers pre-booking Galaxy Fold 4 or Flip 4 smartphones can avail. Customers who pre-book the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will get Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm BT worth Rs. 34,999 at Rs. 2,999. Customers who pre-book Galaxy Z Flip 4 will get Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm BT worth Rs. 31,999 at Rs. 2,999. Pre-book customers will also get 1 year Samsung Care Plus worth Rs. 11,999 at Rs. 6,000. Customers who purchase Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 during Samsung Live before August 17 midnight, will get Wireless Charger Duo worth Rs. 5,199 free. On purchase of Galaxy Z Flip 4 Bespoke Edition during Samsung Live before August 17 midnight, customers will get Slim Clear Cover worth Rs. 2,000 along with Wireless Charger Duo at no extra cost.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 get new performance profiles
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones have already received a battery boost with their new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which the brand claims can deliver a 30 percent increase in battery life. But One UI 4.1.1 also brings a new battery-boosting performance profile, which is said to improve the battery life of these foldables even more. The news comes that pre-orders of both Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 have gone live in India today.
As reported by 9to5Google, the new performance profile for the foldable can be found in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4’s Settings app, where users can now choose between two profiles – “Standard and” Lite. The new profiles replace the earlier ones which can be found in Settings > Battery & device care > Battery > More battery settings > Advanced processing on the Galaxy Flip 3.
While the “Enhanced Processing” mode will speed up the phone’s overall processing (in terms of apps and smoothness), Samsung’s description made it clear that it uses more battery life to deliver the same. The new performance profiles found in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 models give the user a choice between “Standard” processing, which according to Samsung’s description is recommended for the balance of performance and battery life, or “Lite” Where the system prioritizes battery life and cooling efficiency over processing speed. Compared to the current models, the new phones basically allow the user to prioritize battery life over performance, compared to the previous mode which basically allowed a speed boost with the default set to conserve battery life gives.
It is not clear how much of a difference there is between the two performance profiles. But a Reddit user Dudi4poLFr put up a thread explaining that there is a noticeable effect between Standard and Lite mode, but also concluding that Lite mode cuts down on high-performance cores and Adreno GPUs, when running benchmarks. Reduces power consumption. The user concluded that even when Lite mode is on, “the phone feels fast and responsive” and this would only affect games and demanding 3D applications.