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Galaxy Z Flip 3: Review claims the display glass of Samsung's new foldable can break for no apparent reason

The thin and foldable glass screen of Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 can apparently still break for no apparent reason (Image: 9to5google)
The thin and foldable glass screen of Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 can apparently still break for no apparent reason (Image: 9to5google)
Samsung's smaller foldable smartphone supposedly still has some durability issues which sometimes cause the thin and flexible glass to break for no apparent reason. But not just the display glass itself, but also the OLED panel underneath stopped working shortly after the inexplicable defect.

Samsung may currently be the most notable heavyweight in the foldable smartphone segment. A few weeks ago, the South Korean company released the third iteration of its line of small foldables, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and celebrated impressive retail numbers in its home country.

While the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (from US$924 on Amazon) successfully passed our comprehensive review procedure here at Notebookcheck and received a decent rating of 86%, other reviewers unfortunately come to a different conclusion. Ben Schoon from 9to5google recently published his review in which he claims that the display glass of his Galaxy Z Flip 3 surprisingly cracked after he did not use the foldable smartphone for several days, which also means that the device was not opened and closed an unreasonable number of times.

Therefore he could not find a reasonable explanation for why the display of his Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 broke. After only the glass surface was initially affected, the OLED panel underneath also failed shortly after that. This review certainly highlights the unfortunate durability issues that these early generations of foldables are apparently still plagued by, even though it remains unclear how widespread this defect is since the device made it through most reviews without breaking its screen glass.

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Enrico Frahn, 2021-10- 9 (Update: 2021-10- 9)