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Bill Gates uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 instead of Microsoft Surface Duo: Here's why

Bill Gates explained that the size of the Fold's display means he can get away with using it as a "portable PC" and nothing else.

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Bill Gates uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 instead of Microsoft Surface Duo: Here's why

Instead of a Microsoft Surface Duo, the tech giant’s founder Bill Gates has revealed he uses Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 as his daily smartphone. During a Reddit AMA this week, Gates finally confirmed which smartphone he uses, 9To5Google reported. Also Read - Microsoft, Amazon come to Tesla Employees' rescue after Elon Musk wants them to return to office

As per the report, it comes as no surprise that Gates uses an Android device, as he has said a few times in the past, as far back as 2017, that he uses Android. Also Read - Serious security bugs put millions of Android devices at risk: Check details

Gates explained that the size of the Fold’s display means he can get away with using it as a “portable PC” and nothing else. He likely uses a Samsung phone, too, just because Samsung’s tight partnership with Microsoft allows the company’s various devices to integrate extremely well with Windows, the report said. Also Read - Window 11 update: Microsoft to roll out Android apps to 5 new countries

In the past, Gates has been happy to talk about how he uses an Android phone over Apple’s iPhone, but this is the first time he’s been specific about the exact model he prefers to use.

In 2021, during an interview on Clubhouse, he also brought up that some Android manufacturers pre-install Microsoft software, as well as that Android, is more flexible compared to iOS and that he wants “to keep track of everything”.

Recently, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 appeared with the same design as the Z Fold 3. But, the rear is slightly different. Instead of having a protruded camera island, as seen on the Z Fold 3, the Z Fold 4 has no protrusion at all. This is similar to the currently available Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Previous rumors have revealed some of the specs of the foldable phone. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will come with an improved camera. The device is expected to come with a 108MP main lens, an ultra-wide lens, and lastly a telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. This zooming capability will be an upgrade over the Z Fold 3’s 2x optical zoom.

The foldable phone will likely be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC and pack a 4,440mAh battery. It will have 25W fast charging support.


(With inputs from IANS)

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  • Published Date: May 21, 2022 10:51 AM IST

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