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Bill Gates uses a foldable phone but it is not from Microsoft

Bill Gates uses a foldable phone but it is not from Microsoft

During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session this week, Gates revealed that he uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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Story highlights
  • Gates uses a foldable phone but it is not a Microsoft Surface Duo
  • Gates answered that he uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
  • Microsoft Surface Duo has more or less the same features as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Have you ever wondered which phone Bill Gates uses? Well, the man has revealed the name of the phone he has. And no, it is not an iPhone. Gates uses a foldable phone but it is not a Microsoft Surface Duo either. I know it is only natural to expect a Microsoft founder to use a phone from the same company, but I guess Gates does not believe in the same ideology. The Microsoft founder owns a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

As per 9to5Google, during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session this week, Gates answered that he uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. "I have an Android Galaxy Z Fold 3. I try different ones. With this screen I can get by with a great portable PC and the phone and nothing else," Bill gates said in the comment. One of the reasons why he could be using a Samsung phone is because the integration with Windows because of Samsung's tight partnership with Microsoft. Gates had previously revealed that he uses an Android phone over Apple's iPhone, but this is the first time he has specifically revealed the name of the device.

Microsoft Surface Duo has more or less the same features as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was launched at Rs 1,49,999 for the base variant that comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The step-up option with 512GB storage costs around Rs 1,57,999. Both the models are available in Phantom Black and Phantom Green colours.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications

Galaxy Z Fold 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED 2X display that comes with a 120Hz refresh rate. When unfolded, this display measures 7.6-inches and features a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by a 5nm 64-bit octa-core processor and comes with 12GB RAM along with 256GB and 512GB internal storage options. The smartphone runs on Android 11 OS, upgradable to Android 12. For optimisation on the foldable part, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with enhanced Flex mode features, Multi-Active Window, a new taskbar and App Pair.

The phone features a triple-lens camera setup with three 12-megapixel lenses for ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto shots. At the front are two under-display selfie shooters, one on the cover display and another on the display inside. These include a 10-megapixel lens on the cover and a 4-megapixel lens on the inside.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 is backed by a 4400 mAh battery and weighs 271 grams, slightly less than the Galaxy Fold 2.