Everything you need to know about Galaxy foldable smartphones (Part 1) – Samsung Newsroom Latin America

Extraordinary technologies are combined in Samsung Electronics foldables to provide full use for various activities. The innovative handling of screens, for example, expands the possibilities in favor of productivity and multitasking

Galaxy foldables have been gaining enormous popularity, revolutionizing the foldable phone market and showing the potential of new form factors by moving away from traditional bar smartphones. In particular, the latest Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 have caught the attention of consumers, especially in South Korea and Europe.

In this two-part series, the Samsung Newsroom will dive into the extraordinary technologies created by Galaxy developers and explain the related terminology for everyone to understand.

IP Rating

IP, or degree of protection, is a standard that measures a device’s ability to resist external elements. The first digit of an IP rating indicates the level of defense against dust and foreign particles, while the second digit represents the level of protection against liquids: the higher the digit, the better the level of protection. The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 models were the first foldable products to achieve the IPX8 rating, followed by the Z Fold4, Z Flip4, Z Fold5 and Z Flip5.

Flex Window

Flex Window, the cover screen of a Galaxy Z Flip device, was first included in the Galaxy Z Flip5 model. This screen allows users to take photos, reply to messages or play content without opening the phone.

Flipsuit Case

This is an accessory for Galaxy Z Flip5 that uses near field communication (NFC) technology. When a Flipsuit card is inserted into the case, Flex Window plays content linked to the card.


FlexCam is a camera feature that uses Galaxy Z 5’s Flex Window and high-quality rear camera, allowing users to take photos from multiple angles without opening the phone. Additionally, convenient hands-free photography is possible when Flex mode and the cover screen camera are activated.

Multi Window

Thanks to this function, the person can open several windows on the Galaxy Z Fold screen, supporting up to three at the same time. Multi Window offers a multitasking experience to simultaneously perform various activities such as streaming, online shopping, web browsing and gaming.

Swipe Gesture

Swipe Gesture is a convenient feature that allows the user to control the Galaxy’s foldable screen using finger gestures. For example, you can split the screen horizontally and open a new app by swiping with two fingers from the bottom to the top. These intuitive gestures improve multitasking efficiency, offering an optimal way to operate the device.

Ultra thin glass

Ultra-thin glass (UTG) is an essential component of Galaxy foldable displays. The exceptional thinness of the material allows it to be flexibly bent and, at the same time, has scratch-resistant properties characteristic of traditional glass.

Flex Hinge

Flex Hinge is the component that allows a Galaxy foldable to be folded and unfolded, improving the life of the phone and allowing Flex Mode functionality.

Flex Mode[1]

When partially folded, the Galaxy device goes into Flex Mode. Users can place their devices on a flat surface without the need for a separate phone stand to comfortably watch a movie, write an email, or make a video call to a friend.

Flex Mode Panel

This mode allows you to use the control panel without interruption while enjoying videos, music or other content when the Galaxy foldable is set up. This feature can be activated in Labs.


The taskbar conveniently presents favorites and shortcuts to recently used apps at the bottom of a deployed Galaxy screen, allowing users to easily switch between apps and enjoy a seamless multitasking experience, such as They would do it on a PC.

Under Display Camera

Under Display Camera (UDC) achieves full-screen viewing by hiding the Galaxy Z Fold’s camera below the screen. With this feature, the front camera is perfectly integrated to eliminate the need for notches or holes in the screen. Samsung initially introduced the cutting-edge UDC technology in the Galaxy Z Fold3 model and has continued to implement it in the Z Fold4 model and the latest Galaxy Z Fold5.

[1] Flex Mode is supported at angles between 75° and 115°.

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