IPX8 protection on paper means that while Samsung didn’t go through dusty tests, it survives half a meter deep in clear water.
It has been mentioned on several occasions that sooner or later the design of flexible mobile phones may go so far as to talk about protection against moisture, previously the SamMobile, and now Twitter leaker Max Weinbach claims for sure: it will be IP-protected Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3at the IPX8 level. So we can’t talk about dust resistance yet, but now it is almost certain that Samsung’s new pair will be the world’s first flexible mobile series, which will be waterproof and will withstand a depth of at least one meter for 30 minutes without any soaking.
Of course, in practice we know that a traditionally designed mobile, say one Galaxy S21 can last up to weeks under water, but with a bendable device, moving parts and opening mechanics make it much harder to solve, plus if someone chooses to try for the first time on a beach vacation what their waterproof mobile can do, it can ruin it very quickly because of salt water your phone. The bottom line is that an IP-protected yet flexible mobile is sure to be a milestone that will reduce the resentment of the technology in many, but the price of phones doesn’t seem to be slowing down yet. The mobiles are officially the at the Unpacked event on August 11th introduce themselves.