Unfolding the Future

Behind the scenes of how Samsung tests
the Galaxy Z Fold3 | Flip3 5G

BRAND INNOVATION

Behind the scenes of how Samsung tests
the Galaxy Z Fold3 | Flip3 5G

Users around the world are raving about Samsung’s latest revolutionary foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 | Flip3 5G, particularly on their groundbreaking form factors. But to produce these durable, dependable foldable smartphones that users have come to love, Samsung had to design an innovative way of developing and testing them. With no time-tested blueprint to follow, Samsung spent years conducting thousands of trials, relying on diverse perspectives to develop a fresh new approach. As a result, Samsung has been able to develop all-new materials like Armour Aluminum and optimise existing components on the layers of the display panel to maintain the highest durability standards yet.

Samsung’s high-tech, innovative tests include environmental chamber, water resistance, S Pen usability and folding tests. Environmental chamber tests ensure that features such as video playback, and components like cameras work properly in a variety of climates — from dry to humid and hot to cold. Water resistance tests establish the excellent quality of the very first water-resistant foldable smartphones by testing them in different folding positions, including Flex Mode. With S Pen drawing tests, Samsung ensures the performance of the digitiser underneath the foldable display including where it folds. And to ensure that the new foldable smartphones live up to their name, the Galaxy Z Series 5G devices undergo rigorous folding tests to outlast 200,0001 folds — or around five years of use if folded and unfolded 100 times a day. The enhanced folding tests reflect actual user patterns in real-world scenarios such as folding and unfolding using both hands.

Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the testing procedures Samsung uses to ensure that the latest Galaxy Z Series 5G devices meet the highest standards possible.

1These results were backed by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.