It was found that Samsung Electronics’ recently introduced ‘Galaxy Z Flip 5’ (hereinafter referred to as Flip 5) works fine even after being folded and unfolded 400,000 times. This is more than twice the official folding frequency of Samsung Electronics, which introduced that it can be folded and unfolded 200,000 times.
According to the industry on the 10th, ‘ Mrkeybrd먹튀검증 ‘, a Polish IT YouTuber, posted a real-time experiment video of folding and unfolding Flip 5 by hand from the 2nd. The experiment was conducted in such a way that several people, including the YouTuber, took turns opening and closing one Flip 5 at a speed of about twice a second. The YouTuber not only simply folded and unfolded the device, but also conducted a test to see if it worked normally when foreign substances entered, and whether there was no problem even if it was put in water and folded. The YouTuber also conducted an experiment in which the device was sprinkled with sand and immersed in ice when it was opened and closed 30 times, but the Flip 5 worked flawlessly. When it did not break even after 400,000 times, the YouTuber ended the experiment at 8:40 pm on the 9th in Korean time. The total number of folds of Flip 5 was 401,146. 400,000 times is the number of times you can use it for 11 years, assuming you open and close it 100 times a day. Initially, the YouTuber said, “We will continue the experiment until the product is bro
After the experiment, the YouTuber poured flour, eggs, milk, and water into the Flip 5, but the Flip 5 worked without any problems in this experiment. The experiment participants who saw this made a ‘thumbs up’ gesture. The Flip 5 supports IPX8 ‘waterproof’, which is a level that can withstand up to 30 minutes in clear water at a depth of 1.5m , but does not support ‘dustproof’ that blocks dust.
Motorola’s foldable phone ‘Lazer 40 Ultra’, which was experimented with Flip 5, began to show abnormalities due to stress at the time of folding about 43,000 times, and eventually the screen turned off and stopped working completely when it was opened and closed 126,267 times.
This YouTuber praised it, “It’s more durable than I expected. It’s great.” “This (folding test) livestream was purchased directly with no support from Samsung, Motorola or any other company,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Flip 5 and Fold 5 series sold 1.02 million units in advance reservations (7 days), recording an all-time box office hit. This is 50,000 more than the previous one, and is close to the 109 Galaxy S23 , the highest record among the Galaxy S series. Flip 5 and Fold 5 will be officially released in global markets including Korea on the 11th.