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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 gets optimized Google apps

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Z Flip5 along with the Galaxy Z Fold5 at a special event in Korea on July 26. The company itself has already confirmed the location and time frame, but has not yet set a specific date. That being said, the main topic in the rumor mill for months has been the size of the outer display. According to the previous leaks, we can expect a 3.4-inch cover display with a resolution of 720×748 pixels (304 ppi). According to a new report, this area will not remain unused – it offers space for specially optimized Google apps.

Samsung has reportedly worked closely with Google to optimize its apps for the outer display. This includes apps like Maps, Messages and even YouTube. The goal is to be able to text, watch videos and navigate with the Galaxy Z Flip5 without having to open the Samsung smartphone.

That would put the Flip5 several steps ahead of one of its main competitors, Oppo’s Find N2 Flip, even months after its international launch. The Find N2 Flip has a significantly larger display than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4. But it doesn’t make excessive use of it. Apparently, Samsung does not want to fall into the same trap and is therefore preparing a number of specially optimized apps. This also includes its own keyboard app.

We’ll have to wait and see whether that means that more third-party apps will work on the Galaxy Z Flip5’s cover display over time. However, the Google apps are among the most frequently used Android apps with download figures in the billions. From our point of view, their optimization is therefore indispensable.


Achim Maier
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