What Phone Does Bill Gates Use? (Updated March 2021)

Bill Gates, popularly known as a co-founder of Microsoft corporation is currently one of the richest men in the world and a lot of people were curious to know what phone he uses.

Before we dive into the post, please kindly note that this is the phone he is currently using and there is a huge possibility that he will change the phone in the near future.

What phone does Bill Gates use

Bill Gates uses a Microsoft Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8. As a co-founder of Microsoft corporation, Gates has been using Windows smartphone for a long time. He even went ahead to ban his family members of using any phone contrary to Microsoft/Windows phone.

Since Windows Phone is gone for good years now, Bill Gates has decided it’s time to move on. He went ahead to get the Microsoft edition of the Galaxy S8. We were able to discover this through an interview he had with fox news.

Bill Gates interview

In that interview, Bill Gates revealed that he is using an Android phone. While Gates doesn’t reveal the exact model, he does note that it has “a lot of Microsoft software” on it, which could suggest it’s a special Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 handset with bundled software.

Microsoft started selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset in its retail stores since three years ago, and it includes apps like Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and Outlook. It is quite obvious that Bill Gates isn’t switching to iPhone anytime soon despite Steve Jobs praises. However, Gates is still using Windows-based PCs.

Bill Gates phone specifications

If you don’t know the specifications of the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, here is it.

Microsoft Edition of Galaxy S8

  • 5.8inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2960 pixels (570ppi)
  • Octa-core 10nm-class chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa)
  • Bixby Intelligent Digital Assistant with dedicated launch button
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 12MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear), Iris Scan, Face Unlock
  • Gigabit LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
  • 3000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging.

The specs are identical to the other S8 and S8+ models, you just get the benefit of that added bloatware on top of the not insignificant number of preloads that every Samsung phone has.

So if you can’t imagine a mobile device shipping with less than three email clients, for example, then these Microsoft Edition phones are clearly for you. Feel free to check out our blog next time as we will be unveiling those celebrities smartphones.

Bill Gates philanthropy

Gates donated some of his Microsoft stock in 1994 to create the “William H. Gates Foundation”. In 2000, Gates and his wife combined three family foundations and Gates donated stock valued at $5 billion to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was identified by the Funds for NGOs company in 2013, as the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation, with assets reportedly valued at more than $34.6 billion. The foundation allows benefactors to access information that shows how its money is being spent, unlike other major charitable organizations such as the Wellcome Trust. Gates, through his foundation, also donated $20 million to Carnegie Mellon University for a new building to be named Gates Center for Computer Science which opened in 2009.

Gates has credited the generosity and extensive philanthropy of David Rockefeller as a major influence. Gates and his father met with Rockefeller several times, and their charity work is partly modeled on the Rockefeller family’s philanthropic focus, whereby they are interested in tackling the global problems that are ignored by governments and other organizations. As of 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates were the second-most generous philanthropists in America, having given over $28 billion to charity; the couple plan to eventually donate 95% of their wealth to charity.

Documentary films about Bill Gates

  • The Machine That Changed the World (1990)
  • Triumph of the Nerds (1996)
  • Nerds 2.0.1 (1998)
  • Waiting for “Superman” (2010)
  • The Virtual Revolution (2010)
  • Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019)

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