Microsoft and Samsung have partnered to add new features to the South Korean firm’s recently unveiled Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 foldable smartphones. They focused on making the most of the specific form factor of the new flexible screen mobile devices when working with Microsoft Office, Teams, and Outlook.
With the version of Microsoft Teams running on the Galaxy Z foldable smartphones, users can view the presentation at the top of the screen and see opponents’ faces at the bottom. In Teams, a user can open a shared whiteboard and draw on it using the S Pen. Outlook can display the content of an email on one side and a preview on the other.
Samsung’s new foldable smartphones also support content transfer between multiple active Microsoft apps. For example, users can open Excel and PowerPoint and it is fairly easy to transfer the spreadsheet directly into the presentation. New is the ability to run two instances of the same Microsoft app on new Samsung smartphones.
In its corporate blog, Microsoft calls the Galaxy Z Fold3 a “multitasking workstation” and details how its enterprise apps work in Samsung’s new foldable smartphones.