Folding smartphones are technological marvels that make foldable displays part of daily lifestyle for some techie people. Though the folding display on a smartphone has already been possible, it comes with its own sets of challenges. Acknowledging this Samsung rigorously tested the reliability and durability of its latest foldable Galaxy Z Flip 5 & Z Fold 5. Therefore in this article, we will discuss in-depth how durable is Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Z FLip 5 & Fold 5.
The New Flex Hinge is Certified for 2,00,000 Folds
All Previous Samsung foldables used a similar hinge that left a slight gap between the two folding halves. But this year Samsung unveiled its 5-generation foldable smartphone with Samsung’s first gapless hinge called the “Flex Hinge” that lets Flip 5 and Fold 5 clamp-shut without leaving a gap. Making the devices physically even more durable in the long term as their gaps are sealed from outside dust when clamped shut.
Samsung further to ensure the latest foldables are reliable they have worked with Bureau Veritas a French company that specializes in testing, inspection, and certification. The foldable received a global certification that the OLED panel is durable even after 2,00,000 times folds at room temperature (25°C/77°F).
So putting the number to real life if you Fold these latest foldable 50 times a day it’s officially durable for 11 years while folding the smartphone 100 times a day will officially take it to 5.4 years. But spoilers, a Youtube “Mrkeybrd” Folded the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 for a straight week clocking around 4,00,000 Folds.
Shock Dispersion layer
Besides the 2,00,000 fold certification on New Flex Hinge. Samsung states the displays are 25% stronger with its new “shock dispersion” layer to the mix making the foldable display more resilient when it accidentally dropped. Adding to this Samsung Nepal offers 1-time breakage insurance coverage for a year and 1-time complimentary protective film replacement to guarantee an of mind for the customers.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 Reliability Test
In addition to the certification Samsung also officially released a behind-the-scenes of Samsung’s rigorous reliability tests for Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5. The tests include the Folding test, tumble test, IPX8 water resistance test, IPX6 water resistance test, environmental chamber test, drop test, S Pen Drawing test, and Steel Ball Drop test. Therefore Fans and potential buyers now may have an idea of the reliability of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Survived Over 400K Fold
As mentioned above a Youtuber Mrkeybrd tested Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 by folding it for a straight week until it gave up. Along with the Galaxy Z Flip 5 youtube also tested Motorola Razr 40 Ultra which gave up on 1,26,268 folds whereas Samsung Galaxy Flip 5 folded until 223K time when its first hinge issue appeared but the device didn’t give up until 3,00,000+ Folds.
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