Galaxy S23 Ultra First Look After Layoffs, Meta Focuses on 'Efficiency' Everything Samsung Revealed at Unpacked 'Angel Wings' for Satellites 'Shot on a Galaxy S23' GABA and Great Sleep Netflix's Password-Sharing Crackdown 12 Best Cardio Workouts
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you
Accept

Samsung says its Galaxy flip phone will last over 200,000 folds without breaking

After last year's fiasco with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung says that the new Z Flip will be a more durable foldable phone.

The foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip promises to fold more than 200,000 times without issue.
GIF by Mike Sorrentino/CNET

This story is part of Samsung Event, CNET's collection of news, tips and advice around Samsung's most popular products.

Samsung announced a new foldable phone called the Z Flip at its Samsung Unpacked event Tuesday. From the sounds of it, the Z Flip should be a more durable device than the company's previous addition to the folding phone trend, the Galaxy Fold.

Specifically, the Korean manufacturer claims that you'll be able to fold the clamshell-style device open or shut more than 200,000 times without it breaking. If that claim holds up, it'd be a marked improvement over the Fold, which lasted 120,000 folds before breaking in our own tests this past fall.

Now playing: Watch this: Samsung unveils the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone
3:56

That, of course, came after a botched springtime launch that forced Samsung to pull the product, fix the issues with the folding screen and relaunch the Fold later in the year.

The Z Flip arrives Feb. 14 at a price of $1,380 (£1,300). We'll be sure to put those durability claims to the test just as soon as we get our hands on one.

Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy Z Flip first impressions
4:27