Samsung produced a video highlighting some of the challenges Samsung engineers faced with the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 in a blog post on Samsung Newsroom.
They began by explaining how the phone is made up of three distinct elements. The phone’s two parts, as well as a hinge. Samsung’s Armor Aluminum provides protection to all three. This is a more durable aluminum combination that has metal elements added to improve durability. As a result, the Z Foldables should be less prone to scratches and dents as a result of mishaps.
The engineers then discuss how they were able to make the folding device waterproof. It’s a fascinating feat: because the hinge assembly is prone to water getting inside, it needed to coat the parts and electrical components with an anti-corrosive solution and lubricant that would prevent them from water damage. Despite the addition of water resistance to the hinge’s drivers, water can still seep inside.
The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are meant to be more sturdy and tougher than Samsung’s prior foldables. The displays were also made to be more durable and stronger than previously, however they were not highlighted in today’s video.
Our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is now available to read. Keep an eye out for our review of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5g, which is still in the works.