The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip could be used in stand mode thanks to its hinge capable of locking in a 90-degree angle. The foldable smartphone could therefore be practical for making video calls hands-free despite its format inspired by flip devices.
Everything suggests that the next foldable smartphone from Samsung – supposedly called the Galaxy Z Flip – will adopt a format similar to clamshell smartphones. It would therefore be thought to be used with one hand and easy to put in the pocket. In addition to teasing the nostalgic of customers. However, it is difficult to imagine this product being used in stand mode. That is to say placed on a table so that one can watch a video or make a video call without holding it in hands.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Basically, it locks into this position and more than just the camera will be supported pic.twitter.com/nmD8sraRx2
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However, Max Weinbach of XDA Developers reveals in a tweet that the hinge of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip could lock in two different positions: 180 and 90 degrees. The first case obviously involves using the smartphone in its fully deployed form with its 6.7-inch panel. As for the 90-angle shape, it would precisely place the device on a table. While taking advantage of a half screen still erected.
The Galaxy Z Flip will lock into 2 different positions, 90 and 180 degrees. You can use it at 90 degrees as a kickstand. Apps like Google Duo or the Camera will just use the top part of the screen.
In this scenario, it would therefore be possible to use an application like Google Duo for video calls explains Max Weinbach. We also remember that during the demonstration of its concept in 2019, Samsung had shown that the camera interface would adapt to use with a screen folded: the preview goes on the top, while the interaction elements remain on the lower half. Max Weinbach simply states that more applications will be able to do the same.