Bill Gates’s everyday smartphone is a Samsung flagship

Gates and Melinda, who divorced in 2021 after 27 years of marriage, are also parents to son Rory and daughter Phoebe.It’s not every day we see one tech giant openly compliment another, so when such an instance of rare courtesy happens, it ends up grabbing the headlines. This time around it’s Microsoft’s co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates who has gone ahead and appreciated Samsung during an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session.Earlier today, Gates took part in an AMA on the popular social platform, Reddit, and answered fans’ questions. In an interesting turn of events, he revealed that his current go-to gadget is Samsung’s latest foldable, Galaxy Z Fold4. This was surprising for some people who expected he would prefer Microsoft’s own foldable smartphone, Surface Duo.Read AlsoSamsung registers big wins at the Times of India Gadgets Now Awards 2021, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Bags Smartphone of the YearIt was a clean sweep for Samsung India at the Times of India Gadgets Now Awards 2021. Strengthening its position as the premier innovation leader in smartphones and consumer electronics, Samsung India won under four different categories at an online felicitation event.Praising Samsung’s smartphone, the Microsoft creator said, “The screen size means I don’t use a tablet but just the phone and my portable PC …”From South Korea with loveAnother quite interesting fact Gates shared was that this Galaxy Z Fold4 was actually gifted to him by none other than Samsung Chairman Lee Jae-yong. This reportedly happened during the American billionaire’s visit to the Asian country. Moreover, he mentioned it was an upgrade from Galaxy Z Fold3, meaning this isn’t the first time he has opted to use a Samsung foldable for his daily needs.Read AlsoSamsung replaces IBM in US patent league tableSamsung has replaced the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) from its top spot in the number of patents registered in the US in 2022, which has been on the top for almost 29 years.A Windows machine is still his choice for desktop and laptopBesides the foldable smartphone, Gates relies on a Windows desktop PC and Windows laptop for day-to-day requirements. Furthermore, he shared that even though he uses a Samsung smartphone, a chunk of his time is spent using Microsoft software on it, such as Outlook.Samsung Galaxy Fold4 is the South Korean tech firm’s most premium foldable offering. It was launched in August 2022, alongside its cousin Galaxy Flip4 at the Galaxy Unpacked showcase. With another Unpacked showcase taking place later this year, we can expect to see the next iteration of their foldable smartphones, viz Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5.Also watch:Everything Microsoft announced at the Surface event 2022