Samsung released Galaxy Z Fold 2 a little while ago that has been packed with few features that make it better than the first attempt at the foldable phone. But Samsung has not forgotten about the first generation Fold just yet. It has got various Z Fold2 capabilities through a firmware update that is now starting to roll out in the US.
The Galaxy Fold will get the Z Fold’s app pair feature which lets you save different window layouts to the Edge Panel letting you restore often used combinations of apps. The update has also introduced the option to split the screen vertically providing you more layout options. Samsung DeX now allows you to connect the Fold to a Samsung TV wirelessly.
The Fold has also got some of the camera smarts from its successor. Auto framing provides you the automatic zoom on the group pictures as well as optical Capture View shows you the five most recent images that you have taken right next to your viewfinder. Dual Preview and the Rear Cam Selfie mode both utilize small outer screen for the photography. The former allows the subjects see how the photographer are framing them and the latter lets you use superior rear cameras for selfies by showing you the viewfinder on the outer screen next to camera when your phone is opened.
The Pro Video mode supports the shooting in 24fps and 21:9 aspect ratio. It has also got additional assistant functions like histogram as well as focus peaking. There is a new Single Take feature that lets you capture up to 15 seconds of the content and automatically saves best moments as the photos as well as videos.