Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event sees the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5, the latter boasting a screen with a cover optimized for wider use thanks to a collaboration with Google.
Samsung is preparing to launch its new Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable devices next month during the Galaxy Unpacked event. While the Fold 5 retains the same look and feel as its predecessor, the Flip 5 has an interesting upgrade in the form of a larger, more functional overlay display that goes beyond just showing messages. A recent report details what will be possible with this new coverage indicator.
According to data from SamMobileThe cover display of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 receives particular attention from Google. In fact, the search engine giant has decided to optimize its applications for Samsung’s new foldable device, an encouraging move that could encourage other developers to adapt as well.
Applications that have so far been optimized to work on the Z Flip 5’s cover display include YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Messages. The choice of these specific apps seems logical: Google Maps, for example, lends itself perfectly to navigation on a screen of suitable size. Likewise, the coverage indicator is enough for watching videos or sending messages. In essence, it will be possible to carry out almost all typical activities of these applications on the cover display without having to open the phone.
This news sparks excitement even among those who don’t plan to switch to the Galaxy Z Flip 5. The innovation that Samsung has made to the cover display is far from just aesthetic, but also brings with it a significant improvement in the functionality of the device, made possible thanks to Google’s involvement.
It only remains to wait for the official launch to find out what other native Samsung and third-party applications will be optimized for the new display. As the launch date approaches, more apps can be adapted to this format. This major advancement in the functionality of the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s full-coverage display could set a trend for future foldable devices, offering users an even more immersive and versatile experience.