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Watch the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 go through Samsung's stress tests

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Flip 3 Hinge
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Flip 3 Hinge (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung has shown the internal tests that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 go through.
  • The tests show how the foldable devices fare in various environments, including submersion and repeated bending.
  • According to Samsung, the tests reflect real-world scenarios of how people use their phones.

Samsung wants to persuade you that its latest foldable phones are durable. The company has released a new video in which it puts the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 through rigorous folding and different climates, among other tests.

The video reveals some of the internal tests the company uses to ensure the foldable devices are up to the task. Samsung says (opens in new tab) the tests "reflect actual user patterns in real-world scenarios." These include environmental chamber, water resistance, S Pen reliability, and folding test.

In the environmental chamber test, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 were subjected to varying temperatures and humidity. Both phones were also submerged while partly folded. In another test, a robot arm was used to test the performance of the S Pen. The phones were also bent repeatedly to ensure their hinge could survive multiple folds.

However, a drop test was missing from the video. Nonetheless, a recent drop test video revealed how durable Samsung's best foldable phones were.

The company stated that it has put in a lot of effort over the last few years to conduct "thousands of trials" to ensure the phones' durability. The result is a foldable device that Samsung says can withstand 200,000 folds, or up to five years of use.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 from Samsung is a stylish foldable that not only packs great specs but is also much more durable than its predecessor. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 chipset just like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, so you can expect excellent performance.

Jay Bonggolto
Jay Bonggolto

Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He has been writing about consumer tech and apps for as long as he can remember, and he has used a variety of Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. Send him a direct message via Twitter or LinkedIn.