Samsung has no hiding place from the fact that its foldable devices, including the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip are fragile. If you drop them hard on the floor, you're probably screwed. If you drop them in the water, you will be screwed again because they do not offer water resistance. With this in mind, you can probably expect to be screwed if you bring a sharp object to the display of the new Z Flip.
The question JerryRigEverything likes to ask on YouTube is how sharp can an object handle it?
In its latest video, which is undergoing a durability test for Samsung's new foldable display, the Z Flip can't handle too much on its unfolded 6.7-inch display. Where many phones show significant signs of wear in a scratch test is level 6-7, but the Z Flip shows heavy wear from level 2. Many seem to be upset about it because Samsung said they used real glass, albeit Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) on the Z Flip.
The Verge contacted Samsung for a comment on the device's display. The company mentioned that although it can be bent, it should always be handled with care. In addition, Samsung has put a protective layer on the UTG of the device.
The Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex display with Samsung's ultra-thin glass (UTG) to achieve an elegant premium appearance and an impressive viewing experience. Samsung's first UTG technology differs from other Galaxy flagship devices. As the display bends, it should be handled with care. In addition, the Galaxy Z Flip has a protective layer on the UTG, similar to the Galaxy Fold.
After using the Z Flip over the weekend, I can confirm that everything Samsung plans to do with glass here feels soft and like a glass to users of the phone, I would recommend that you never deliberately use a sharp object take on it. Leave it to the YouTubers. Don't be ridiculous if this phone's display is scratched easily. These phones are not marketed as robust devices that can withstand all types of punishment. When you start the device for the first time, you will be reminded not to press hard on the display like on the Galaxy Fold. And yes, hard pressing on the display involves taking keys or other different metals with you.
The point is, just take it with your Z Flip, folks.
// The Verge