Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 To Have IP Rating for Water Resistance
It’s very exciting to see foldable smartphones, especially to break away from the monotony of the same smartphone form factor we’ve had for several years now. However, durability is a big issue and is a big trade-off coming from your standard device. Starting this year, foldables are going to see a huge leap forward as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip 2 is expected to have an IP rating for water and dust resistance.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 IP Rating for Dust and Water Resistance
New reports have surfaced which indicated that both the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip2 will have an IP rating for dust and water resistance. Unfortunately, there is no word on exactly what rating both foldable smartphones will get but it’s still good news nonetheless.
For those of you who aren’t aware, IP (Ingress Protection) rating is given to devices to indicate how resistant it is to liquid and debris ingress. As an example, IP67 means that the device is fully protected against dust and full water submersion for up to 30 minutes with a depth of 1 meter.
At the moment, it’s not expected to be as durable as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with its IP68 rating. Given the fragile nature of foldable smartphones however, it’s a massive upgrade compared to anything we’ve had before. This makes it more attractive for consumers to shell out their hard-earned cash on the devices, especially given how pricey it can get compared to the standard smartphone.
For now, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 is expected to launch sometime in the second half of 2021. Online rumours suggest that we may see it as early as July 2021 but until we get an official confirmation, we’ll just have to wait and see. We will report more on this as soon as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: Looks like foldables are becoming increasingly attractive. While I do expect to see S Pen support, I’m still hoping to see a dedicated slot for it or at least a similarly ingenious way of storing it. I would rather not have it add to the bulk of the device if at all possible.