Samsung is expected to launch its second Samsung foldable phone next month, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S20. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip folds horizontally contrary to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and apparently this will allow the device to lock some camera apps at a 90-degree angle.
Max Weinbach, who recently leaked details about Samsung left and right, revealed this new detail about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. There aren’t many concrete details but apparently the hinge of the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Z Flip will “lock” at some points— specifically at 180 degrees and 90 degrees.
A particular interest is the 90-degree angle. Some apps like the camera and the Google Duo will be able to take advantage of this mode almost like a tripod, according to Max. Many UI elements would shift to the “top” display while the content would be on the “top” display— in Duo’s case, the video feed of the other person. This setup would also allow the rear and front cameras to be exposed for hands-free operation.
Ironically, last year Samsung tinkered with something like this. The company also showed a 90-degree stop with the camera interface open when first showing off this second foldable form factor. Although open, the UI elements of the camera were slightly moved around on screen to accommodate that, as shown below.