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The latest Galaxy Fold software update will make existing owners feel better about not buying the Z Fold 2

By Ng Chong Seng - on 20 Oct 2020, 6:37am

The latest Galaxy Fold software update will make existing owners feel better about not buying the Z Fold 2

(Image: Samsung.)

If you’ve last year’s Samsung Galaxy Fold and don’t intend to upgrade to the newer Z Fold 2, good news: Samsung has released a software update that brings several Z Fold 2 features to the OG Fold.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect:

  1. App Pair — Accessed via the Edge Panel, this lets you launch up to three apps in a split-screen layout.
  2. Multi-Active Window — The arrangement of the Multi-Active Window layout can now be done horizontally.
  3. Wireless DeX — This means you can connect the Fold wirelessly to a smart TV. When connected, you can use the Fold as a touchpad or customize the second screen with screen zoom and font size options.
  4. Auto Framing — The updated camera is able to automatically zoom in or out to frame a shot. It can also track the subject to keep it in the centre of the frame.
  5. Capture View — This lets you check your photos as you shoot. You can see up to five of your latest shots or videos on the left screen, while still using the right screen as the viewfinder.
  6. Dual Preview — An image preview can now appear on both the cover screen and main screen. This works with video, too, and can be activated in Pro Video mode.
  7. Rear Cam Selfie — It’s now possible to take selfies with the more advanced rear camera: just open the Camera app from the cover display and toggle Rear Cam Selfie.
  8. Pro Video Mode — 21:9 ratio, 24fps, histogram and focus peaking have been added to Pro Video Mode.
  9. Single Take — This takes up to 15 seconds of content and lets you select your favourite from the bunch of different outputs.
  10. Wi-Fi — You can now directly share Wi-Fi password of a connected network to trusted Galaxy devices near you. You can also see the speed of nearby connections.

(Image: Samsung.)

Source: Samsung.