Samsung’s recent announcement of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 garnered much attention. While these devices lived up to our expectations in most aspects, one notable omission was the lack of dust protection.
Although they did boast water resistance, dust protection was conspicuously absent. However, there’s good news on the horizon, as Samsung has officially confirmed that they are actively working on integrating dust protection into their foldable phones.
This means that the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, expected to debut next year, could potentially come equipped with this much-needed feature.
During a press conference held today, TM Roh, Samsung’s mobile chief, revealed the company’s commitment to bringing dust resistance to their foldable devices.
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This development is likely to appeal to those who have hesitated in adopting Samsung’s foldable technology due to the lack of this essential safeguard.
The current lineup of Samsung foldable phones does not offer dust protection, making the potential addition of this feature to the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 a significant upgrade.
Roh emphasized the company’s awareness of consumer demand for dust-proofing and their ongoing efforts to achieve it.
However, he acknowledged that implementing dust protection in foldable phones poses challenges due to the complexity of the devices’ moving parts. Despite potential discrepancies in the machine-translated statement, it’s safe to anticipate that dust resistance will become a reality.
While the wait for dust protection may be slightly prolonged, Roh assured users that it’s well worth it. Should the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 incorporate dust protection, they will become the first Samsung devices to offer this feature.
It’s worth noting that Motorola’s latest Razor lineup already provides dust protection, although those phones hold an IP52 rating, not the more robust IP68 or IP67.
Given that Samsung’s current foldable generation boasts an IPX8 rating for water resistance, the addition of dust protection would round out their durability features.
As the new generation of foldable phones just hit the market, it’s reasonable to expect a waiting period before any substantial information on the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 surfaces.
We may have to wait until the end of this year or the beginning of the next to get more insights into these upcoming foldable devices from Samsung. Nevertheless, rest assured that we will keep you informed as new details emerge about these exciting additions to the Samsung lineup.