Check out the new camera functions of the Galaxy Z Flip

Last modified : Feb 25. 2020

The fashionable new foldable smartphone, Galaxy Z Flip, gives an unprecedented camera experience that captures your best selfies and moments from every angle imaginable with the ultra-wide lens and night hyperlapse.

Take hands-free photos and videos

This foldable device is perfect for hands-free photography when you're using the cover screen, or when it's folded in Flex (Free-stop) mode. Easily take photos with Galaxy Z Flip by giving a voice command or showing your palm to the screen.

Note: Flex mode is only supported within a certain angle range.

image of device in freestop mode

How to select Shooting methods


Step 1. Open the phone and go to Camera app.

Step 2. Tap Settings icon located on the upper left-side.

Step 3. Tap the Shooting methods menu.

You can turn on the shooting methods like Voice control and Show palm.

  • Tap the switch for voice control, so you can take a photo by saying keywords such as "Smile," "Cheese," or "Capture." You can also record a video by saying "Record video."
  • To activate palm recognition, tap the switch for Show palm. You can take a photo by showing your palm to the screen. When using the cover screen, showing your palm will start a timer, so you’ll know exactly when the photo will be taken.
screenshot of different shooting methods

Enhanced night photography

Galaxy Z Flip's camera is powerful even at night. When paired with freestop folding acting as a tripod, night photography gives you a new kind of night shot. 


Using the Night mode, you can shoot up to 14 shots/5 sec to combine into one single bright and clear photo.

To enable night mode, open the Camera app, tap MORE menu and tap the night mode icon.

Utilise the 'Night hyperlapse' function in the camera to take dynamic night videos.

To enable night hyperlapse mode, open the Camera app, tap MORE menu and tap hyperlapse, and tap the moon icon.

image of moon icon on the device

Note: When shooting in 'Night hyperlapse' mode, you should keep your phone steady. It is recommended to fold the phone upright, and place it on a solid surface.

Shoot photos and videos with a wide range of screen ratios

screenshot of screen ratios

Available screen ratio mode types

  • 3:4 : photo only (photo set as default)
  • 9:16 : photo, video (video set as default)
  • 1:1 : photo, video 
  • 9:22 : photo, video 
  • 16:9 : video only

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