Non-Galaxy Z Flip exclusive: Google says up-and-down split-screen feature will be open to other brands

The Samsung flip-top foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, has a very cool new feature that divides the phone’s vertical space into two parts. Google then revealed to The Verge, the outside world, that the feature was not exclusive to Samsung phones, and that other handset makers would soon be able to build it into the phone.

Non-Galaxy Z Flip exclusive: Google says up-and-down split-screen feature will be open to other brands

Non-Galaxy Z Flip exclusive: Google says up-and-down split-screen feature will be open to other brands

Non-Galaxy Z Flip exclusive: Google says up-and-down split-screen feature will be open to other brands

Non-Galaxy Z Flip exclusive: Google says up-and-down split-screen feature will be open to other brands

Non-Galaxy Z Flip exclusive: Google says up-and-down split-screen feature will be open to other brands

Samsung calls this feature “Flex Mode” and can split the phone’s screen vertically into two four-inch screens, each with different types of content in each screen space. In Samsung’s demo, you can watch YouTube videos in the upper half of the screen and search for other videos or read reviews in the bottom half.

Samsung said Flex Mode was developed in partnership with Google for the Galaxy Z Flip, though Google said it would open the feature to other handset makers.