This also means you can set the phone down like a mini laptop and watch the video hands free.

In an announcement, Samsung highlighted the continuing partnership between it and Google to bring better software experiences to Samsung smartphones. The Z Flip has similar split screen functionality for some video calling apps such as Google Duo.

It’s a cool update, but a niche feature considering the £1,300/$1,380 price tag of the Z Flip. Its unusual form factor will mean it sells less than traditional (and cheaper) smartphones, but the design and execution were a step above the badly received Motorola Razr foldable and even Samsung’s own Galaxy Fold

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