One of the coolest new features on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 was the ability to use the phone's front display as a viewfinder for the rear cameras, which could be very useful for things with higher quality selfies. If you've been looking for this handy way to take better selfies but stuck with the original Galaxy Fold, you're in luck: Samsung is bringing this selfie functionality and a host of other features from the Z Fold 2 to the First Fold through a software Update available starting today.
Samsung allows you to use the front screen as a viewfinder for the Fold's rear cameras.
The Fold doesn't just offer a new way to take selfies. The update also includes Shot View Mode, which lets you frame a photo with one half of the crease's main screen and review up to five of the most recent photos or videos you took on the other half. In Pro Video mode you can now record videos with an aspect ratio of 21: 9 and 24 fps.
The original Fold also gets some features from the Z Fold 2 to improve productivity. For example, with App Pair you can set a shortcut that lets you launch up to three apps at the same time in your preferred split-screen layout. That said, if you want Twitter open on one half of your screen and YouTube open on the other half, you can create a shortcut to launch these apps together and set them up the way you like them. You can now also arrange split-screen windows horizontally.
The Samsung blog states that the start date and the features included in the update "may vary by provider or market," so the update may not yet be available for your Fold. Samsung has announced to The Verge when the update will be available in the US.