This means that they can withstand water depths of more than 1 meter for over 30 minutes.
Flip3 and Fold3 are IPX8 https://t.co/Lenz8aOuCV
– Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) July 21, 2021
If that’s true, and it looks like it, the pair will be the world’s first folded waterproof items. Dust can also be a curse for foldables and especially their hinges, so dust protection could be more important than water. However, it is unclear whether they are missing this or the tipster simply has no information about it at this point.
Foldable devices have a flexible screen and hinge that both move and make sealing the device more difficult than your regular bar phone. Still, Samsung’s addition of water protection is massively impressive.