Samsung unveiled its new range of foldable at its Unpacked event in Seoul, Korea last month. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is available at a starting price of Rs 1,54,000 in India and can now be pre-booked online. The 12GB RAM + 1TB storage variant is priced at Rs 1,84,000. If you’re thinking of buying the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, here are the top 10 apps you should download on it first.
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With an inner display spanning 7.6 inches, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the ideal device for reading ebooks. The display’s aspect ratio is as close as it gets to mimicking a book. The larger screen size also ensures that you don’t have to scroll or turn the page at short intervals. If you own a Kindle e-reader, this app can sync your progress on both devices. While you may prefer the Kindle for its glare-free display, the Fold 5’s HD display is more suited for reading comics and graphic novels.
As the name implies, DocuSign lets you sign your name on any document on your phone. Your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with an S Pen, which makes this app even more special. Simply open any form or document on the Docusign app and use the S Pen to add your signature anywhere. DocuSign supports all the major file formats. Without an S Pen, you’re left with the only option of using your finger to scribble the signature, which may not produce accurate results.
Sketchbook is an essential app for digital artists. You can use this app to draw a quick sketch or compose an elaborate art piece. Its versatility makes it appealing to graphic artists. Even if you just want to play around with the S Pen, this app is ideal for you. Sketchbook offers a wide range of brushes, suited for almost every style of drawing. The app is also equipped with helpful tools like rulers, guides, and stroke tools for added precision. What we like the most about Sketchbook is its distraction-free interface that allows you to focus on your art.
One of the biggest music streaming apps in the world, Spotify needs no introduction. It is one of the handful of apps that is perfectly optimised for the Fold 5, earning its spot in this list. Spotify lets you access the mini-player on one panel while displaying the albums/playlists/artists on the other panel. If you have used Spotify on a tablet, you know what to expect on your Fold 5.
The incredible hardware on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is only surpassed by its powerful chipset. With Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood, the Fold 5 is one of the most powerful foldable smartphones out there. The best way of pushing this chipset to its maximum potential is by playing demanding games like Apex Legends. This game offers exquisite FPS gameplay along with cutting-edge graphics and fast-paced combat.
Riptide GP: Renegade
Riptide GP: Renegade is the only paid app on this list but it is well worth the Rs 150 you pay for it. You can race your Hydrojet through waterfalls, flooded ruins, public waterways, and more. Riptide GP allows you to race in single-player mode or link up with other racers online. You can also play locally with up to 4 players.
Todoist is one of our favourite productivity apps for Android. The app functions even better on a larger screen, offering ease of access and a more intuitive way of going about your tasks. Adding new entries to your to-do list and tracking all your tasks is a breeze with Todoist. It can even link with other apps like Outlook, Calendar, Slack, Gmail, and more. You can also assign priority levels to certain tasks and create collaborative projects with other people.
While all foldables follow the same concept, they go about it in different ways. This creates a diverse range of form factors even within the very limited genre of foldables. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 is on the taller size, in sharp contrast with the passport-sized Pixel Fold and Oppo Find N. While some people prefer the taller dimensions of the Fold 5, it can be very challenging to reach the corners with one hand. This is where Niagra Launcher comes into play. Using this app, you can customise your home screen in a manner that is much more accessible to one-handed use.
There’s no app like Google Meet for taking virtual meetings on the go. What makes this app special for Fold 5 is its high-end optimisation. If you dislike holding your phone up for video calls and online meetings, you can easily fold your phone and prop it up on a table. The Google Meet app perfectly adapts to the Flex Mode on your phone. You can view the meeting participants in the top panel while accessing the controls from the bottom panel.
With content ranging from superhero flicks to live sports, Disney+ Hotstar is an essential app for your Fold 5. With a 7.6-inch inner display, it is a safe bet that you will spend a lot of time watching content on your Fold 5. The app works fine on Flex Mode as well, allowing you to prop the phone up like a laptop and enjoy watching content wherever you are.
These are the top 10 apps you should download first on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. If you’re planning to buy the Flip 5, here are the top 10 apps you should download first on it. Think there’s an app that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments!
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