At today’s Unpacked launch, Samsung announced its latest partnership with Google, which integrates Google Duo’s video chat service directly into the Galaxy smartphone dialer app. The flagship product of the Galaxy S20 Series and the Galaxy Z Flip folding screen smartphone will have an enhanced communications experience similar to FaceTime on your iPhone.
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In fact, Google Duo launched Android and iOS mobile clients as early as 2016. But the native integration of Samsung smartphones can still bring more benefits to consumers (to launch Google Duo video calls directly in the Galaxy Dialer app).
Earlier this year, South Korea’s Herald newspaper broke the story. As part of the partnership, Google will work to optimize its video calling platform. The feature is now integrated into the One UI software of the Galaxy S20 Series smartphone.
In addition to finding the Google Duo icon directly in the Galaxy S20 dialer, the feature also supports the phone’s wide-angle selfie camera and Samsung’s own AR Emoji feature (also supported by the newly released Galaxy Z Flip folding screen tracker).
In addition to Wi-Fi network environments, users can also make video calls over cellular data networks (up to 8 people). For the best possible experience, however, the company recommends 5G connectivity.