Have you ever considered what smartphone a very wealthy person would use as their daily driver? You don’t have to look far to get the answer to that question. We now know the phone that Bill Gates, the former richest man on the planet, uses on a daily basis. Warning: It is not an iPhone. Recently, Bill Gates agreed to join (for the 11th time) one of Reddit’s most renowned series, “Ask Me Anything.” People naturally had a lot of tech questions for the Microsoft co-founder, including which smartphone the millionaire is now using. It is not, however, a Surface Duo 2.
Bill Gates apparently uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which was given to him as a present from the Chairman of Samsung, Jay Y. Lee. He then goes on to elaborate that he uses a lot of Microsoft software on it. A lovely final touch was Gates’ assertion that, because of the 2-in-1 form factor of the Fold, he does not have to use a tablet. While the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was not designed specifically for Microsoft, Gates is able to make use of its foldable display to his advantage.
Bill Gates smartphone of choice Galaxy Z Fold 4
The choice of Bill Gates as a daily driver is not altogether shocking. Microsoft’s latest hardware efforts have focused on 2-in-1 tablets such as the Surface range. Furthermore, the fact that Gates drives a foldable says a lot about Microsoft’s smartphone lineup.
In that light, news about the end of the Surface Duo series as we know it has recently emerged. According to most rumours, Microsoft’s future smartphone will be foldable.
This is a deserved but slightly unfortunate shift, given how unique the duo was in the broader scheme of things. There was absolutely nothing else like it. The dual-screened design allowed users to multitask with ease, and the two screens gave a great opportunity to maximize efficiency while performing various tasks
Despite this, many people who are interested in productivity gadgets choose foldable. Bill Gates appears to be no different. However, he may soon abandon Samsung’s Galaxy Fold in favour of a Microsoft foldable. As foldable devices become increasingly more popular, the impact of dual-screened design will likely be reduced.