Foldable phones are coming. With the evolution of display technology, we are witnessing new devices with new display technology implementation. In 2019, Samsung had introduced its first version of foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, a tablet-sized folding into the regular phone. A year later, Samsung announced its second version of foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, a regular phone folding down into half the size. At the Galaxy Unpacked August 2020, after releasing two foldable devices and listening to user feedback on the most requested upgrades and new features, Samsung unveils the Galaxy Z Fold2 with meaningful innovations that offer users enhanced refinements and unique foldable user experiences.
New Form Factor with New Experience
The new form factor is not the only thing notable in foldable phones. It opens new opportunities in the mobile experience. The core mobile experience comes from the app experience. With two physical displays in one device, it allows a seamless experience from the outside in and inside out. Unfolding the device to provide a larger screen for more information with an immersive experience. In addition, a larger screen enables PC-like productivity with Multi-Tasking. Finally, Hinges let you know the device state and it gives a new perspective on the device posture (open, closed, and partially-opened) to interact. When your phone is partially folded, it will go into Flex Mode. This Flex mode is for both Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold2 and it gives a distinguished experience of camera, video call, and multi-media, etc. We hope more apps taking advantage of Flex mode.
Here, we would like to give you some tips for building apps for foldables.