Samsung Officially Responds to Galaxy S6 Edge Bend Test Video

Samsung Officially Responds to Galaxy S6 Edge Bend Test Video

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Samsung has issued an official response to the Galaxy S6 Edge bend test video posted by SquareTrade.

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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Nath - April 7, 2015 at 10:24pm
Comparing the Galaxy S6 with iPhone 6 bending without acknowledging the iPhones weak point around the volume button is turning a blind eye on the whole cause of the bendgate. The bend will always happen on the weakest point which is usually in the middle because the distance from the points in this three point pressure test is the largest. That works for almost any phone except iPhone who has one even weaker point due the design flaw. How much would it take to bend in there? Lets see: Yeah - its only 30 kg of force, while Galaxy S6 bends on over 50kg of force. Almost twice as much. How else was it even possible for even the kids to bend an iPhone 6 in the Apple Store? iPhone is still the King of Bend by far.
PHUKAI - April 7, 2015 at 10:33pm
1st off, stating "who" is supposed to target a person thus you only mentioned iphone 6 since that's what you're hinting at with, plus when you said "almost twice as much" you're basically saying it bends more than iphone in which by far takes less pressure to bend let alone material used thereby the Galaxy is master of bending even looking at curved displays from the s5.
Nath - April 8, 2015 at 12:50am
You are basically revealing your stupidity by stating that resisting twice the amount of force means bending twice as easily. You need to learn what inverse proportionality means. LOL
PHUKAI - April 8, 2015 at 1:52am
Or concedely proving what you are reffering to thereby ignoring what's being corrected here. When I mentioned what you said, I was referring which phone you were talking about which doesn't relate to your last sentence. It's called proofreading! You need more special Ed in your classes to understand what I mean. No wonder you can't get it! LAWL
Vb - April 7, 2015 at 7:47am
Oh my god, is that windows XP on right side?
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