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Samsung is working on dustproofing its foldables

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with an IPX8 rating — and the X for dust resistance is a big old “nope.” | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge

Dust is the enemy of a folding phone, and Samsung says it’s working on measures to make its foldables much more dust-resistant.

Samsung mobile business president TM Roh talked about pursuing foldable dust resistance in a press conference following the company’s Unpacked event earlier this week, as reported by Korean outlet BizWatch and spotted by Android Authority. Roh said, “We are well aware of consumer demand for dustproofing, and we are making various efforts to achieve this.” He noted that Samsung added water resistance a few generations into its foldable line and asked Fold series fans to “please wait a little longer” for that dust resistance rating.

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