Samsung is sharing new aspects about how it tests the toughness of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. Even so, it is unclear precisely why Samsung is releasing this facts now, specifically provided that both of those telephones launched in August that can make us imagine it could be an endeavor to assuage fears sparked by recent stories of cracks on Galaxy Z Flip 3 screens.

In a online video posted on its internet site, Samsung displays four individual checks. 1 has the telephones in an environmental chamber, exactly where Samsung tests the phones below different climates to make positive they however perform. A further check engulfs the phones in water. One particular works by using a robot arm to test the functionality of the S Pen on the Z Fold 3. A fourth check folds each phones above and over.

Samsung has proven off its anxiety checks in the past — just one video from 2012 showed a robotic butt sitting down on phones, for example. And it is not just Samsung Apple explained its cellular phone antenna tests in element in response to the Iphone 4’s “Antennagate” scandal and confirmed off its Iphone tests lab immediately after the Iphone 6 was observed to be vulnerable to bending.

Samsung’s exams proven on Monday really don’t precisely address the issue of why Z Flip 3 screens appear to be to be cracking, however. There are growing figures of studies of cracks showing in the center of the monitor correct about exactly where the phone’s hinge is. 9to5Google experienced a notably worrying story on Oct 7th:

Not long ago, I picked up my Galaxy Z Flip 3 overview device immediately after a couple of days of no use, and I was shocked to see that the extremely-slender glass had broken. I hadn’t dropped the cellphone in recent times (only at the time in my use, weeks beforehand), I hadn’t exposed it to extreme heat or cold, I hadn’t even truly touched it above the training course of at the very least a handful of times, so the shattered glass came as a legitimate shock to me.

A consumer on Reddit posted about a comparable situation immediately after significantly less than three times of proudly owning the cellphone. Another explained their phone’s display screen cracked inside of 24 hrs. And the issue does not appear to be to be exclusive to the Z Flip 3 as pointed out by 9to5Google, Michael Fisher (aka MrMobile) stated he saw tiny cracks on the hinge on his Z Fold 2.

One particular of the largest queries about Samsung’s foldables has often been their durability, in particular following the very first Fold was delayed due to the fact screens were being breaking on assessment units. The reported difficulties with cracks present that there may possibly however be some complications for Samsung to remedy to make certain that their foldable phones really do not break above the very long haul.