Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 might get IP58 rating

Samsung’s next-generation foldable smartphones are just around the corner, and the rumors continue to emerge. The latest one comes from a tipster suggesting that the new foldables will have the best ingress protection in their class yet.

Seemingly, Samsung was able to achieve an IP58 rating for its Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5, which isn’t the IP68 most bar flagship phones offer, but it’s miles better than anything else in these form factors.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 might get IP58 rating

The “5” in the IP58 rating refers to dust protection, while “8” is about water and humidity. This means there’s solid dust protection, even if a step behind the regular flagship segment due to the moving parts related to the hinge. The hinge is a complicated and sensitive element, so having IP58-rated ingress protection is more than welcome.

And to Samsung’s credit, the Z Fold and Flip family have come a long way. The very first Z Fold didn’t have any ingress protection, while the Z Fold2 had minor improvements to the hinge against dust build-up, while the Z Fold3 and Z Fold4 were the first to have official protection rating, but only against water.


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