Samsung may discontinue high-end Galaxy Note smartphones – sources

By Prince Osuagwu

Just about a year after it smashed competition in Nigeria’s mobile market with the introduction of innovative and stylishly built foldable smartphones, Galaxy ZFlip3 and Galaxy ZFold3, Samsung Nigeria has again rolled out two advanced versions of the phones, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 bolstering the market further.

Both devices feature customizable form factors, and upgraded performance, just as the company says its Galaxy Z series will continue to break from convention to deliver new, impactful interactions that enhance everyday life. 

Samsung describes Galaxy Z Flip4 as the ultimate self-expression tool because it enhances users’ favourite features. It also extolled the compact clamshell design of the device which offers unique experiences.

Also it says Galaxy Z Fold4, is a multi-tasking powerhouse with ultimate performance, hence ‘Samsung’s most powerful smartphone yet’. It is the first device to ship with Android 12L, a special version of Android created by Google for large-screen experiences.

The new taskbar provides a layout similar to a PC, offering access to favourite and recent apps. Multitasking is also more intuitive allowing users to do more on the move.

The device features a new swipe gestures, which instantly switches full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split the screen in half for more ways to multitask.

Unveiling the new smartphones in Lagos recently, Managing Director, Samsung Nigeria, Charlie Lee, said: “Samsung Galaxy foldables are built on the foundation of our openness philosophy, enabling new possibilities with complete customization both inside and out. They were created in collaboration with our world-class partners, to offer unparalleled mobile experiences that meet the needs of our most dynamic users.

 “Through our unwavering focus and industry leadership, excitement for the foldables continues to grow. We’ve successfully transformed this category from a radical project to a mainstream device line-up enjoyed by millions worldwide,” he added

The Z Flip4 shoots hands-free video or captures full group selfies at various angles by partially folding to activate FlexCam.

FlexCam is optimized for the most popular social platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. Users can also take high-quality selfies right from the Cover Screen by leveraging the main camera with the upgraded Quick Shot. 

Samsung’s partnerships with Google and Microsoft take multitasking to the next level. Google apps, including Chrome and Gmail now support drag-and-drop, allowing users to quickly copy and paste links, photos and more from one app to another. With Google Meet, users can now connect with more people while enjoying virtual co-activities, including co-watching videos on YouTube or playing games together on a video call. Microsoft’s full Office suite and Outlook take advantage of the foldable display, providing more information on the screen and faster ways to interact with the content.

The multitasking experience is complete with S Pen functionality, enabling on-the-go drawing and note taking with streamlined storage inside the standing cover with pen case.

Galaxy Z Fold4 takes stunning photos and videos with an upgraded 50MP wide lens and 30x Space Zoom lens. And with the larger pixel size, a 23 percent brighter sensor, and enhanced processing power, users can capture clear images even at night.

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