Fold It or Flip It, Samsung’s New Foldable Devices Are Designed to Last

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Samsung has given owners of its latest foldable devices, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G,

peace of mind for everyday wear and tear including a special launch offer


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 15 October 2021 – Samsung’s new game-changing Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G foldable devices have clearly excited those wanting to unfold the future with these one-of-a-kind devices. Adding to the ground-breaking innovation, Samsung has incorporated some of its most durable technology and materials to ensure these devices hold their pristine design in any lifestyle – at work or play. For additional peace of mind, Samsung South Africa has included free Samsung Care+, Samsung’s renowned worry-free, accidental damage protection plan1, in its launch offer. When you pre-order or purchase during the 1 September to 20 October 20212, you will receive a complimentary gift, that includes the new Galaxy Buds2, the must-have Galaxy Smart Tag and 1 year FREE Samsung Care + screen protection – all valued at R5 200.


Designed to last – Samsung has introduced intelligently-crafted durability solutions to its foldable range including:


  • The world’s first IPX8 rating3 in foldable smartphones– The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Flip3 5G are the world’s first water-resistant foldable smartphones, and include the same level of water resistance as Samsung’s Galaxy S series devices. This makes it easy to take your device anywhere. What separates these devices from other water-resistant devices is the new technology applied to the hinge. On foldables, there are many moving parts designed to fold and unfold the device, and inevitably there should be a gap between. Samsung needed to start from scratch to make the impossible, possible. While keeping the tiny gaps between body and hinge, Samsung covered key electronic components with a rubber sealant, so it can be protected from the water entering the gap. When caught in a rain shower, you can now stay connected to friends and family, while keeping your device safe. Since the hinge is inevitably exposed to water, Samsung applied an anti-corrosion solution, and a lubricant that provides strong water protection so that the hinge wouldn’t rust even in conditions where it can get wet.
  • The strongest Aluminum on a smartphone yet – The new Armor Aluminum frames are 10% stronger4 than past Samsung aluminum frames on smartphones to provide more durable device. One of the key benefits of Armor Aluminum is its reliability against external impact and any force or drop of your device. It is applied on the body frame and hinge cover to ensure long-lasting quality however you use the device. You will feel more secure if you accidently drop your device.
  • Samsung’s toughest glass now on Galaxy Z series – The new Galaxy Z series devices feature Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™, which provides twice the scratch resistance and is 50% less breakable than the previous glass, Gorilla Glass 6. It is applied on the Cover Screen and Rear Glass, perfect for keeping your displays in their original condition.
  • More scratch-resistant protective film and optimised panel layer – The Galaxy Z series incorporates a new protective film on its display and optimized panel layer, which is 80% more durable than previous models4 It has stretchable PET5 (Plastic), instead of TPU (Urethane), which was previously used in the Z Fold2. This makes everyday use more comfortable when folding and unfolding the device.
  • Hideaway Hinge, Sweeper technology, and Folding Tests – Samsung continues its foldable device manufacturing leadership with refined operations and time-tested processes to create devices that remain reliable after years of use. Both devices are built on core foundational elements created over Samsung’s three iterations of foldable devices and enable proven foldable technology for long-term usage. The revolutionary Hideaway Hinge, first introduced on Galaxy Z Fold2, enables the devices to stay in place at any angle for innovative user experiences with Flex mode. And thanks to enhanced Sweeper technology, the bristles inside the Hinge are now shorter, helping to repel dust and other particles and maintain the devices’ durability and seamless user experiences. Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G were also put through strenuous durability tests, resulting in a design that can be unfolded and folded over 200,000 times6. These results were backed by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


The integration of these incredible features clearly demonstrate the devices’ amazing durability, tailored for a new form factor.  The one year free Samsung Care+ plan available at launch simply adds to the peace of mind new Galaxy Z owners will enjoy. The complimentary Samsung Care+ plan will provide for a repair in case of accidental screen and/or back cover damage, and will include a battery replacement. You can upgrade to the Samsung Care+ Premium plan at an affordable cost, for additional cover, which includes liquid, motherboard and external casing damage.


Enjoy peace of mind with Samsung Care+. You’ll stay protected beyond the standard device warranty, with over 100 Samsung certified repair centers to choose from.  Whatever happens, our Galaxy experts will help to get your device back on track with Samsung genuine parts replacements. Registration for Samsung Care Plus is easy with immediate cover. Find out more about Samsung Care+ terms and conditions and sign up here.


1Users that pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 or Z Flip3 will get a year of Samsung Care+ protection.

Samsung Care+ for Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 requires a free registration within 30 days from the phone’s purchase date through Samsung Members or the Samsung care plus page. A R 999 repair fee will be charged per incident for the

Samsung Care+ protection on the Z Fold3 | Z Flip3. Protection coverage and availability may vary by market. Full information on Samsung Care+ is available at

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