What you need to know
- Samsung’s latest foldable phones have a new battery-saving feature.
- The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 include a light performance profile to boost battery life.
- It prioritizes battery life and cooling efficiency over processing speed.
Samsung did an excellent job of fine-tuning its latest foldable devices in order to address previous qualms from consumers regarding battery life and aesthetics, though there are no major changes in design. But a clever software tweak brings significant gains to their battery life.
As spotted by a Reddit user, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 include a battery-boosting feature tucked away within the Settings menu as part of One UI 4.1.1 (via 9to5Google). The new light mode apparently gives more priority to battery life and cooling efficiency than performance.
It appears to be part of the Performance Profile, which replaces the Enhanced Processing toggle that was available in previous versions of One UI. Alongside the light profile, a standard battery profile is available to offer more balance between battery life, cooling efficiency, and performance on Samsung's best foldable phones.
During testing, the Reddit user also noticed a 20% drop in performance based on a benchmarking app, indicating that the new feature delivers on its promises. However, this setting doesn't affect games, which are managed in the Game Booster settings.
The Z Flip 4 already offers major battery life gains compared to its predecessor, at least if we go by Samsung’s words, thanks in a major way to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Samsung's clamshell foldable phone packs a 3700mAh battery while the Z Fold 4 has a 4400mAh battery.
The addition of the light performance profile is a nice gesture for those who have frequently complained about the battery life on their Galaxy Z Flip 3.
With an improved hinge design, much better cameras, and larger displays for better media handling, Samsung's new foldable phone is better than ever. Preorder this folding beast today for huge savings.
The new Galaxy Z Flip 4 from Samsung is now available, and you can customize it with over 70 color options. You can also get more out of your phone with improved battery life and a much faster chip.
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