But what people really want to know is what phone they use every day. This question has now found an answer once again and it turns out that Gates is a loyal fan of foldables, although not those of his former company.
During a Reddit AMA in last year Bill Gates has revealed his love for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 by saying it’s both a portable computer and a phone. If you’re wondering why he didn’t opt for the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, it’s probably because it’s not a great smartphone, and it’s not a true foldable smartphone either, as it uses two separate screens connected by a hinge. What is supposed to change with Surface Duo 3.
Gates attended another one yesterday Reddit AMAwhere he was again asked if he already uses a new phone on a daily basis. He replied: Galaxy Z Fold 4. With a personal fortune of $111 billion, the phone’s close to PLN 10,000 price point is hardly a problem, but it looks like he didn’t have to pay for a new smartphone because Samsung CEO Jay Y Lee gave it to him when met in South Korea.
The billionaire confirmed that he is still a fan of Microsoft products, mentioning that he uses Outlook and other Redmond software on his Z Fold 4. Gates also highlighted the huge size of the unfolded screen as the reason why he does not use a tablet, only a phone and his “portable on a Windows computer.
Like Gates, we think the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is great, with one of the few downsides being the astronomical price tag, so we took it to Comic Con last year.