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Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 To Support Swipe Gestures For Split Screen

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Samsung is getting closer to unveiling its fourth-gen foldable smartphones. Rumors are that the company will take the stage with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 on August 10. A myriad of leaks and rumors over the past few weeks have revealed a lot about the upcoming foldables. While we are seemingly in for a pretty big hardware upgrade this year, Samsung may also have some major software improvements in the pipeline. Noted tipster Ice Universe claims the new foldable duo will support “swipe for split screen.”

The source doesn’t go into details regarding how the new function will work. You should be able to enter the split-screen mode by swiping on the screen. However, it’s unclear whether you need to swipe vertically or horizontally and in which direction. There’s also no clarity about the number of fingers you need to swipe with, or whether the gesture only works with the S Pen. For instance, Vivo smartphones let you enter the split-screen mode by vertically swiping up with three fingers from the bottom of the screen. The Oppo Find N foldable activates split-screen mode when you swipe with two fingers.

Nonetheless, this should be a sign of things to come. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 will arrive with Android 12-based One UI 4.1.1 out of the box. The new version of Samsung’s custom Android software is expected to introduce several new software tricks to its foldables. While there haven’t been any rumors or leaks regarding this so far, the latest report suggests the company has works ongoing. Watch this space for more information and further developments.

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Samsung has more upgrades in store for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will bring plenty of upgrades to Samsung’s foldable lineup. Improved cameras, bigger batteries, faster charging, more internal storage, more durable flexible screen, and design changes are some of the highlights of the upcoming foldable duo. You can find everything we know about the devices so far in our Preview articles. These articles are regularly updated to add any new information that emerges down the line.

As said earlier, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are expected to break cover on August 10. The Galaxy Watch 5 series will also arrive on the same day. So it’s a two-month wait now for Samsung’s latest products to go official. We may have more leaks about the upcoming foldable duo as well as the new smartwatches ahead of that. We will keep you posted.