Google confirms Galaxy Z Flipís split-screen interface will make it to more phones soon

Michail, 12 February 2020

One of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flipís defining characteristics is its ability to split the tall 22:9 aspect ratio main display in two halves to show different types of content. The feature which Samsung calls ďFlex modeĒ will make its way to more OEMs in the near future according to an official statement from Google.

Google confirms Galaxy Z Flipís split-screen interface will make its way to more OEMs soon

Samsung and Google worked together on the development of Flex mode for the Galaxy Z Flip, which is triggered when the screen is opened at a 90-degree angle. For most use cases, youíll see content on the top half and controls on the lower part of the screen. Some examples include watching a YouTube video on the top half of while browsing through comments on the bottom part of the screen or having a Google Duo video chat on the top half with call controls on the bottom.

Google confirms Galaxy Z Flipís split-screen interface will make its way to more OEMs soon

There is still no word on which manufacturers are bringing split-screen mode and to what phones, but the foldable form factor is clearly the one where it makes the most sense. Foldable screen phones are still a rare breed but as the technology matures, weíll certainly see a broader range of offerings.

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  • Jimbob

I need flex mode now.. so much nicer to have all the controls at the bottom

That's possible too. But in that case I should have seen flickering on the mobile(IPS) too.

Feelings are the best way to have false positives or false negatives. Smartphone's slomo can be used, at least for confirmation of an existing flicker. Your eyes might just be sensitive to the light intensity and not because of flicker.