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Samsung is trying to prove the strength of its foldable phone in a new test video

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Samsung has released new details on its Durability tests for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. However, it's unclear why Samsung is releasing this information now, especially since both phones were released in August; Which leads us to think this could be an attempt to allay concerns sparked by recent reports of cracks in the Galaxy Z Flip 3's screen.
In a video posted on its website, Samsung showed off four separate tests. One involves placing the phones in an environmental chamber, where Samsung tests them in different environments to make sure they still work. Another test involves placing the phone in water. One uses a robotic arm to test the performance of the S pen on the Z Fold 3. The fourth test involved folding the two phones repeatedly.
Samsung has demonstrated its stress tests in the past -- a video from 2012, for examp, showed a robot sitting on a phone. It's not just Samsung; In response to the iPhone 4 "Antennagate" scandal, Apple detailed its phone antenna tests and showed off its iPhone testing lab after it found the iPhone 6 was prone to bending.
But the tests Samsung announced Monday didn't specifically address the cause of the Z Flip 3's screen problems. There have been increasing reports of cracks in the phone's hinge in the middle of the screen. On October 7, Google made a particularly alarming announcement:
Recently, I picked up my Galaxy Z Flip 3 review unit, which had been idle for a few days, and was surprised to find that the ultra-thin glass had shattered. I haven't dropped my phone in recent days (I've only dropped it once while USING it, and that was a few weeks ago) or exposed it to extreme heat or cold, and I haven't touched it for at least a few days, so the broken glass shocked me.
A Reddit user posted a similar question less than three days after owning the phone. Others said their phone screens cracked within 24 hours. This problem doesn't seem to be unique to the Z Flip 3; As 9to5Google points out, Michael Fisher(aka MrMobile) says he saw tiny cracks in the hinges of his Z Fold 2.
One of the biggest problems with Samsung's foldable phones has been their durability, especially after the first Fold was delayed due to a cracked screen during testing. The reported crack problem suggests that Samsung may still need to work out some issues to ensure their foldable phones don't break over the long term.