Samsung foldable ‘tested to survive 300,000 folds’

A new report has shed light on Samsung’s durability testing for its upcoming foldable handset.

According to a leak reported on South Korean site The Elec, Samsung is testing the Galaxy Z Fold 5 to survive 300,000 folds. However, the leakers claimed that the company will consider the phone to have passed if the hinge retains 85 percent of its original strength after 200,000.

These metrics fall somewhat short of recent foldables including the Oppo Find N2, the Oppo Find N2 Flip, and the Honor Magic Vs, which were all tested to survive 400,000 folds.

According to the Verge, the hinge for Samsung’s Fold 5 features a water drop design. Waterdrop hinges feature a mechanism that makes the central part of the display sink inside of the body when folded, creating a waterdrop shape and allowing the screen to be folded completely flat.

The new hinge design
will make the folded phone thinner and also reduce the appearance of a crease with the main screen unfolded. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to launch later this summer, most likely in August, according to the report.