As we head into Samsung’s next Unpacked event on August 11, a growing number of details regarding the foldable devices it is expected to feature have started to emerge.
Earlier today, an alleged price list was leaked online ahead of Unpacked, which reportedly offers pricing details for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.
According to Weinbach, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will be its first foldable devices to offer IPX8 water resistance, allowing them to be submerged to a depth of more than 1 meter.
Flip3 and Fold3 are IPX8 https://t.co/Lenz8aOuCVJuly 21, 2021
What you need to know about IPX8
Considering that Samsung’s Z Fold and Z Flip devices are by far its most premium and expensive handsets, it would be a great relief for users if their expensive investment was no longer completely ruined by a splash of water. or an accidental fall into the sink. – assuming the rumor is correct
It would also be seen as a crucial feature of this year’s foldable offering, especially as Samsung looks to switch Note users over to the Z Fold 3 with its supposed support for the S Pen Pro.
But while there’s no denying that Level 8 water resistance would be a fantastic addition to Samsung’s foldable lineup, it’s worth noting that the X in that particular note means it doesn’t promise dust resistance.
The reason for this is that the surface tension of water (about 72 mN / m at room temperature) has a much stronger molecular structure than ultrafine dust, which makes it more difficult for water droplets to break up in water. tiny holes (like those on a telephone speaker grille).
Will dust be a problem?
If you think back to 2019, you might remember that the early Galaxy Fold review units suffered from a number of durability issues, one of which was dust entering the hinge mechanism.
Fortunately, Samsung quickly came up with a solution to this problem, implementing future Fold devices with a dust-resistant hinge that used bristles to remove dust particles from the device. This leads us to believe that the alleged lack of dust resistance shouldn’t be too much of a concern.
Of course, the IPX8 rating isn’t confirmed at all at this point, which means we’ll have to wait and see what Samsung has in store for us on August 11.