Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (not official names) are equipped with waterproof IPX8. The South Korean technology giant is expected to unveil its two new foldable smartphones on August 11 at its Galaxy Unpacked event, and it looks like water resistance will be one of the improvements over the previous generation. As impressive as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip are, they have not received an official IP rating.
Upcoming folding flagships from Samsung,, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3are expected to come with an official IPX8 water resistance, according to tweet from famous tipster Max Weinbach (@MaxWeinbach). This means that despite the design of the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip series, Samsung has managed to protect the interior from water damage to a decent degree. Classification IPX8 means that the device has not been tested for dust resistance – as indicated by “X”, but “8” means that it can handle prolonged immersion in water, usually at a distance of up to three meters.
This is not the first time that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have been offered a water resistance rating. As early as April, the two phones were inclined to come with official IP rating, but at the time it was not clear what the rating would be.
At the moment, Samsung does not share any details about the upcoming folding phones, so this information should be taken with a little salt.
Samsung recently announced it will host the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11, which will be broadcast live on its website. The event is titled “Get ready to deploy” and the teaser for the same shows the two folding form factors, which makes it quite clear that the next generation of folding smartphones will be presented. In addition, the company is expected to announce Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches, Galaxy S21 FE smartphone and Galaxy Buds 2 genuine wireless stereo (TWS) headphones.