In 2019, Samsung released Galaxy Fold, a device with the world’s first foldable UX. Since then, Samsung has partnered with various companies to prepare for the launch of Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold2 to develop and optimize the UX, tailored to the foldable form factor. The work is still ongoing.
Foldable phones come in two styles: the Fold style, with a vertical axis that opens like a book, and the Flip style, with a horizontal fold that divides the main screen into upper and lower section. Fold phones also have a large cover screen.
The "Fold" type consists of a cover screen when folded, and a main screen that opens when unfolded. The main screen provides user experiences in a larger area for better efficient multi-tasking experience. The Hideaway Hinge, introduced with the release of Galaxy Fold2, enables Flex mode, allowing the device to stand upright at a fixed angle the users desire.
The Galaxy Z Flip, a "Flip" type device, features high portability when folded, and its 21.9:9 aspect ratio when unfolded is optimized for video streaming. Like the "Fold" type, this device also has the Flex mode that allows the device to stand without hand support.
Optimal user experience is provided in each form factor with our flexible UX, which easily adapts to various aspect ratios and resolutions. The UX responds to users’ actions in foldable devices, by adjusting to screen dimensions, running Multi window features, or changing device's folded status.