With a compact form factor that fits in one hand, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is breaking new ground for the mobile experience with its Flex Hinge technology, which combines powerful performance with a balanced design that has no gaps when folded.
One of the biggest attractions of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is its 86.1mm (3.4-inch) cover screen, Flex window. Let’s dive into the innovative charm of the Galaxy Z Flip5 ‘Flex Window’.
How to use Flex Windows well, don’t open it, swipe!
If you want to make the most of the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s flex window, put your finger on the screen and ‘Swipe’ in the direction you want, east, west, north, and south. Even if you don’t open your smartphone, you can easily and quickly use the functions you need with just a simple screen swipe.
#1. Pick out only the features you need the most, widgets
If you swipe the screen of the flex window from right to left, you can see that the widgets you have preset are smoothly switched. The large field of view widget that fills the cover screen makes it easy and quick to check useful information.
If you want to quickly switch to the widget you need, remember the “screen pinch” movement, which narrows the screen with two fingers. If you use the ‘multi-widget view’ through the pinch chesture, all widgets are displayed at a glance in the form of a grid, so you can access the desired function immediately.
The colorful cover screen customization is also an indispensable attraction of the flex window. As the screen has grown, the range and space that can be decorated according to your taste have also been further expanded. From the clock font to the style and placement method, and thinking about the matching background design, you will lose track of time and immerse yourself in the fun of making the cover.
#2. FlexCam with Flex Window makes you a master of back selfies
The Galaxy Z Flip 5’s wide flex windows make the camera experience shine even more. For example, it has become more convenient to use ‘FlexCam’, which is a high-quality selfie shoot using the rear camera. When the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is folded and the camera is launched, you can use the flex window and 12MP rear camera to take high-quality rear selfies with exquisite details of the subject.
The result of shooting can be checked directly with the ‘Quick View’ function of the flex window as it is folded, and you can even set and delete photo favorites.
If you don’t like the results of photos taken by others, the ‘Dual Preview’ function is useful among the rear camera shooting options. This is because when you turn on the dual preview, you can see what the other person is shooting through the flex window. With dual previews that allow you to shoot with the composition and angle you want, fill the gallery with shots of your life.
Vertical video content tailored to social platforms can also be easily created through Flex Window. It offers a variety of video shooting options, from ‘Super Steady’ to prevent image shake, to ‘Auto Framing’ that adjusts the composition based on AI, to the selection of landscape and vertical aspect ratios.
#3. Check notifications from time to time, reply to text messages immediately without opening them
If you swipe the flex window from left to right, you can see at a glance the missed notifications, such as missed calls and text messages. In particular, text messages can be answered directly with the QWERTY keyboard without opening the screen. It supports checking previous conversation history, sending emoticons, voice input, and even selecting up to 30 simple reply phrases, reducing the hassle and adding convenience.
If you want to communicate with your acquaintances more quickly and easily, you can use call-related widgets. You can also enter the number directly with the keypad in the ‘Recent Calls’ widget or register the contact information of a close acquaintance in the ‘Direct Call’ widget to quickly send a call.
#4. Dynamic gameplay on an approx. 86.1mm screen
On the way to work on the crowded subway, why not relieve boredom with a game to play in the flex window? With the ‘Good Lock’ app, it’s easy.
First, download Good Lock from the Galaxy Store, install the app, and then download ‘MultiStar’ from the convenient Galaxy tab. All you have to do is connect to the installed MultiStar, click on the ‘I ♡ Galaxy Foldable’ menu, enter the ‘Game Widgets’, select the game you want, and add it.
#5. Payment, membership accumulation, airline tickets… Samsung Pay, an all-purpose wallet that you can pull out with your fingers
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 also serves as a digital wallet that makes your hands lighter. When you swipe the flex window from bottom to top, ‘Samsung Pay’ is launched, and you can enjoy an easy payment life, from card payment to membership accumulation and coupon use. Samsung Pay runs even when the screen is off, so it boasts higher usability.
The more you know, the more you experience the infinite possibilities of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 with its powerful cover screen and flex window, which is perfect as an accessory that shows off your personality.