The technology of celullar folding really hooked Bill Gates. The founding entrepreneur of Microsoft I had already told, in the past, that I was a fan of this smartphone format. Now, Gates has revealed that he is using the Galaxy Z Flip 4 as the main device for his daily activities. The device was a gift given by Lee Jay-Yong, president of Samsungon a visit to South Korea.
The model, according to Gates, is a balance between a phone and a portable PC. So, even if he uses a mobile device, he can interact with Microsoft solutions, such as Outlook and other tools, without the need to maintain a tablet around.
The revelation about the use of Samsung devices, made in the Reddit, was not the first made by the entrepreneur. Earlier, he had openly commented on his preference for Android in front of iPhoneyes Apple. It is common to see Microsoft applications natively installed on Samsung models, such as OneDrive (cloud storage) and Microsoft Office (with productivity apps).
Gates’ statements contrast with what Microsoft offers today: the Surface Duo 3, a dual-screen device that opens like a book. Since 2014, when Satya Nadella took over Microsoft’s management, the manufacturer has focused less on devices and more on digital systems.
Fold 4 open in tablet format — Photo: Thássius Veloso/TechTudo
External screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 — Photo: Thássius Veloso/TechTudo
O foldable cell phone sported by Bill Gates was released in august of 2022 for BRL 12,799. Today it is found for about R$ 9,970 on Amazon. Among the highlights of its technical sheet are the processor Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and the 7.2-inch main screen. The four cameras spread across the structure have different capture modes and can reach 50 megapixels.
Samsung bets heavily on the foldable smartphone category. The expectation is that shipments will grow about ten times by 2023. The president of the division of mobile devices, TM Roh, told the TechAll that products like the Z Flip and Z Fold are innovative and out of the ordinary. THE exclusive interview was published in May 2022.
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