What the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 tell us about the future of camera phones

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At the Samsung Unpacked event on August 10, Samsung announced the release of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 smartphones, which feature upgraded camera specs as well as design improvements.

We noted in our news coverage of the event that both phones – the Z Flip 4, an update to the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Z Fold 4, the Z Fold 3's successor, look pretty similar to their predecessors. And while the updates are more like welcome refinements than overhauls, both models are sure to prove popular among foldable enthusiasts.

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Jacky has been working with OTI Lumionics – a leader in the development of advanced materials for OLED displays – for over ten years. OTI is currently helping to develop next-gen devices and enabling new applications for OLEDs, including foldable screen devices and under-display cameras like those seen on the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.