A behind the scenes look at how Samsung tests the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3

Samsung’s latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 5G, have impressed consumers around the world with their usability and durability. To achieve such quality, an entirely new testing process was designed by Samsung engineers.

Samsung spent years conducting thousands of trials, relying on diverse perspectives, and developing a fresh new approach. As a result, Samsung has been able to develop all-new materials such as Armor Aluminum, and optimize existing components on the layers of the display panel to maintain the highest durability standards yet.

Samsung’s high-tech tests include environmental chamber, water resistance, S Pen usability and folding test. 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, meanwhile, establish the high quality of the very first water-resistant foldable smartphone by even testing in different folding positions, including Flex mode. With S Pen drawing tests, Samsung ensures the performance of the digitizer underneath the foldable display including where it folds.

And to ensure that the new foldables live up to their namesake, the Galaxy Z series devices undergo rigorous folding tests to outlast 200,000 folds, or around five years of use if folded and unfolded 100 times a day. These results were backed by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. The enhanced folding tests reflect actual user patterns in real-world scenarios such as folding and unfolding using both hands.