In recent years, Samsung has worked to produce more environmentally friendly goods, and its most recent foldables are no exception. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 were unveiled last month to generally favorable reviews and feature a wide range of recycled components, according to the manufacturer, making them more environmentally friendly. The company also employed eco-friendly materials in the packaging of both the new phones to reduce their environmental impact as part of its growing focus on sustainability.
Samsung stated in a press statement detailing all the various steps it has taken to make its most recent foldables more environmentally friendly that the two devices have several recycled elements in both the internal and external components. In the beginning, they use “pre-consumer recycled aluminum and post-consumer recycled plastic” derived from used fishing nets, water barrels, and PET bottles. Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which contains about 22% pre-consumer recycled glass, is also used to safeguard the devices’ displays.
In addition to the previously mentioned environmental improvements made to the Fold 5 and Flip 5, Samsung claims to have “more than doubled the amount of device components that use a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled plastic or pre-consumer recycled glass, or an average of 22% pre-consumer recycled glass.” In total, each gadget contains up to 15 recycled-material components, an increase from the Flip 4 and Fold 4’s six internal components.
Samsung also claimed that the paper used to build the retail boxes for the two gadgets was made entirely from recycled materials. The front and back cover protectors are now made of recycled paper, as well. Samsung states that despite the emphasis on sustainability, there hasn’t been any compromise in the design, usability, or performance of the products, so you get highly useful smartphones without having a detrimental impact on the environment.