Can Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Survive in Water for Long? – Waterproof test

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G was first announced on 2020, August 05. The smartphone is both a tablet and a phone on your hand because you can fold and unfold the phone. Moreover, the smartphone comes with the latest 5G technology. Galaxy Z Fold 2 is expected to be launched around 2020, September.

If you are checking on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, they must be aware of its water resistivity. More of that, we will cover in this article along with a few key features of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

The smartphone is about to be available in two different colors, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black. Also, the price of the phone is about 2000 EUR.

The specs of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is great in every aspect. However, the battery capacity is a bit less. More of these details of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 are below. You can read the key features if interested, or you can directly jump to its waterproof test results.

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Can Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Survive in Water for Long - Waterproof test

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Device Specifications

The dimension of the smartphone, when its fold is 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm and while unfold it’s about 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm. By now, you may have got a clear idea why its a tab within a smartphone. The weight is around 279g and its build with Glass front (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back, and aluminum frame.

The smartphone supports Nano-SIM and Samsung Pay. Moreover, the display used in Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 is a Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen. It has 1768 x 2208 pixels of resolution and has 120Hz of refresh rate. The estimated size of the display is about 7.6 inches.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 runs on Android 10, One UI 2.5 using a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+  chipset. Moreover, it uses Octa-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) CPU and Adreno 650 GPU. Unfortunately, there is no extra card slot, because there is already enough space of 256GB, which comes with 12GB of RAM.

The main camera has a triple camera of each 12MP camera with LED flashlight, HDR, and Panorama support. The front camera has a single camera of 10MPn with HDR support. However, there is no support for a 3.5mm headphone jack. The common features are there like WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, Radio, etc. Moreover, the Fingerprint sensor is located at the side. Also, it has other common sensors like Gyro, compass, etc.

Even more, it has a Samsung Desktop Experience support, Bixby natural language commands, and dictation. The battery is Li-Po 4500mAh, supports Fast charging of 25W, also wireless of 11W.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Waterproof Test

Despite all the killer features, it’s sad to see that Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t come with a waterproof body. However, it might be splashproof and dustproof. So we are going to perform a quick Samsung Galaxy Fold waterproof test to find out the truth.

Disclaimer

This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not to try this test at home, as it might damage your device.

Device Part Dustproof Test Splashproof Test Waterproof Test
Camera No dust anywhere No issues Camera works
Screen No dust anywhere No issues The screen has while bleeding
I/O Ports Dust in the hinge area Speaker sound muffle / distorted Charging port not working anymore

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Survive in Water for Long?

Unfortunately, Samsung has not mentioned anything about the water resistivity of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, Maxweinbach has tweeted a post that would catch your interest. According to him, the Fold 2 is not fully waterproof. It has an anti-erosion waterproof coating on it.

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It means if you accidentally dunk your phone in the water, it should survive if you pull it out quickly. The coating can protect its inner components for some time, but if the pressure is too high, the water might get in.

Conclusion

For now, you can assume the water resistivity is similar to Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, where the smartphone has an IP68 rating; it can survive around 30 minutes in 1.5 depth of water.

Therefore, you can speculate the waterproof specs of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 would be in the range of IP64 to IP68, where it can survive for at least 15min to 5min under 1m of water. Also, you could also expect that the waterproof specs will be much lower because the statement is not made by a Samsung officially.

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