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YouTube gets new optimisation for Samsung’s flip phone

Enables smartphone viewers to watch hands free

Google and Samsung have developed a new optimised version of YouTube that can be used on the Galaxy Z Flip phone.

The idea is that users can rest their phone on a table and watch YouTube content hands free.

The display splits into two 4-inch screens, playing a video on the top half of the display, and enabling the viewer to use the bottom half to search for other videos, read descriptions and write comments.

According to Samsung, square and vertical videos will nearly fill the entire space, while 16:9 videos adjust to the centre.

The Samsung version of the YouTube app has also been redesigned, including the integration of the Android Support Library, which the company will make it easier to bring Flex mode to more third-party services.