Microsoft and Samsung have partnered to add new features to the Korean company’s new foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3. Companies are focused on taking advantage of the new flexible screen form factor when working in Microsoft Office, Teams, and Outlook.
In Microsoft Teams on the Galaxy Z foldable smartphones, users can view the presentation at the top of the screen and see the faces of the other people at the bottom. During a call in Teams, a user can open a shared whiteboard and draw on it using the S Pen on supported devices. Outlook can display the contents of an email on one side and preview emails on the other. Samsung smartphones also support drag and drop content between multiple active Microsoft apps. Users can open Excel and PowerPoint, and easily drag and drop the spreadsheet directly into the presentation. In addition, newer Samsung smartphones can run two instances of the same Microsoft application.
Microsoft refers to the Galaxy Z Fold3 as a multitasking workstation in a blog post about how branded apps work on Samsung’s new foldable smartphones. The company did not reveal which features are not available on the Galaxy Z Flip3 compared to the Fold3, however, it is clear that drawing on the Teams board will not be available for this device, since it does not support working with the S Pen.