Samsung Galaxy Foldables
The launch of the first Galaxy foldable smartphone marked a turning point in smartphone history. Samsung Electronics had opened up a new mobile device category, engineered for a new era.
In 2019, Samsung introduced its first version of a foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, a tablet-sized device that could be folded into the size of a regular phone. One year later, Samsung announced its second foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, a regular phone folding down to half the size. Since then, Samsung has been creating new standards for foldable smartphones by introducing new models in two classes of foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold series and the Galaxy Z Flip series, every year.
Now in its fourth generation, the Galaxy Z Fold / Z Flip series continues to break from convention and to deliver new, impactful interactions that enhance everyday life.
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 Fold / Z Flip series 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.