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Bill Gates Uses This Foldable Phone And It’s Not From Microsoft

Bill Gates uses a foldable for his daily use

Bill Gates uses a foldable for his daily use

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has talked about using Android phones before, and this time he has shed more details about which foldable phone he has for daily use.

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, so most people expect him to use products from his own brand. But over the year, Gates has moved away from the obvious, probably to keep a close eye on what the competition is doing. And recently, he was found using a foldable device that was not from Microsoft. In fact, Gates was candid enough to talk about the specific brand and model he uses.

The Microsoft founder revealed during a Reddit AMA this week that he uses the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 as his primary smartphone for daily use. We are not really surprised to hear this from Gates, especially when he has talked about using Android phones over the years.

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But the way he has gone specific with the name of the device suggests he finds its use case impressive and practical for his needs.

During the AMA, Gates mentioned the size of the Fold’s display he can use it as a “portable PC” and nothing else. Reports also hint that Samsung and its partnership with Microsoft could have a big role to play in the choice of his device.

Most Samsung devices these days come preloaded with Microsoft apps like Office, Office 365 and more. So, maybe using the Galaxy Z Fold 3 lets him stay connected to the Microsoft ecosystem, and still use a futuristic device as his daily driver.

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Microsoft does have its own foldable in the form of the Surface Duo which got a version 2.0 last year. The device runs on Android which has been heavily customised to look like Windows by Microsoft. The first product was considered too expensive, while the second-gen Duo managed to redeem with better hardware onboard, offering 5G connectivity, the price went up even higher.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes for a similar price range, and offers a polished product to the user, something that might have appealed to Gates and other buyers using this foldable device.

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The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected in the coming months, maybe Gates has his eyes set on it as well.

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first published:May 22, 2022, 11:12 IST