First, the video assumes a very specific condition – 110lbf (50kgf), which rarely occurs under normal circumstances. The normal force that generated when a person presses the back pocket is approximately 66lbf (30kgf). Our internal test results indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are not bendable even under 79lbf (32kgf), which is equivalent to putting pressure to snap a bundle of five pencils at once.
Secondly, even though both front and back sides are exposed under the same level of pressure in normal circumstances, this test does not show the strength of the back side. Some smartphones have different durability in each the front and back sides respectively. SquareTrade has only tested the front side, which may mislead consumers about the entire durability of smartphones.
For this reason being, Samsung will officially deliver our statement to SquareTrade and ask them to conduct the stress test again which targets both front and back sides, and open the test result to the public.
Samsung's statement doesn't seem to understand that SquareTrade was increasing the pressure to discover the breaking point for comparison purposes. It didn't assume a specific force of 110 lbf but rather increased the force until the device bent and recorded that value.
As noted, SquareTrade only tested devices being bent with the display facing upwards. We'll let you know if it decides to run its tests again to test the back side of the device.
Samsung has produced its own bend test video which you can see below...
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