Here’s when you’ll be able to buy Samsung’s next foldables

Thank you fine print.

Alex Choros
Jul 20, 2022
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Samsung's next foldable phones - presumably the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 - will hit local shelves on September 2 according to fine print on the Samsung Australia website.

The manufacturer today confirmed it will hold its next phone reveal on August 10 (11pm AEST) and launched a promo offer for those who register their interest ahead of the event. The terms and conditions specifically note a pre-order period running between August 11 and September 1, suggesting that the new devices will be readily available by September 2.

Galaxy Unpacked Invite

If you register your interest, you'll get a promo code you can then redeem for a free Samsung Care Plus package if you buy a Galaxy Z Flip 4 or Galaxy Z Fold 4 through the Samsung website. Samsung Care Plus is valued at $399 for foldable phones.

With Samsung Care Plus, you can swap out a device if it breaks for a fee, up to twice in a two-year period. For Samsung foldable phones, you're looking at $299 fee per swap. Considering screen repairs for foldable phones will set you back over $700 in most cases, having the option to swap out the phone isn't the worst perk.

Samsung is also expected to reveal new smartwatches and earbuds as part of its phone reveal event.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 isn't expected to be too different from its predecessor, but could feature a larger battery. Rumours suggest it will have a 3,700mAh cell, which is a big upgrade from the 3,300mAh capacity in the Galaxy Z Flip 3. In our testing, battery was the Galaxy Z Flip 3's biggest weakness, so this is a welcome improvement.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is tipped to feature a slight redesign, taking on an aesthetic similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Similarly, it could feature an integrated S Pen, building on last year's stylus support.

Alex Choros
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Alex Choros
Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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