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Samsung Posts Video of Galaxy Fold Durability Test

Samsung Posts Video of Galaxy Fold Durability Test

Posted March 27, 2019 at 7:44pm by iClarified · 9676 views
Samsung has posted a video that shows the upcoming Galaxy Fold in a machine that tests its durability by repeatedly folding and unfolding the display. The video was likely published to address questions surrounding how well the screen will hold up over time.

Naturally, given the smartphone’s design, a Folding Test was a pivotal part of the Galaxy Fold’s durability assessment. This test, which examines whether the Galaxy Fold can outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds (or around five years of use, if used 100 times a day), takes a full week to complete. While the extent of the test may seem like overkill to some, Samsung viewed it as vital to ensuring the durability of device’s hinged design and Infinity Flex Display.

A commonly cited concern with the Galaxy Fold is its plastic polymer display cover which unlike glass will crease over time and is easier to scratch. Corning is working on an ultra-thin bendable glass for foldable smartphones but that's not available yet.

Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Fold on April 26th, starting at $1980. There will be both an LTE version and a 5G version of the device.

Take a look at the video below!

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Great! - March 28, 2019 at 3:52pm
All this proves is that the phone can open and close 200,000 times WHEN NEW. Nobody does that many opening and closings within a week! So it is yet to be proven that it can last 5 years with the screen undergoing other types of aging, like exposure to the elements, when scratched, oils, taps with fingers, fingernails etc. over and above the opening and closing of the screen.
joshWUa. - March 28, 2019 at 4:41am
The clamshell style used to be cool with buttons so who knows how cool this would be.
Ace - March 27, 2019 at 10:59pm
You’re stupid for thinking it’s stupid. Any decent engineering department would do exactly this and more to ensure durability.
stevenlacross - March 27, 2019 at 8:03pm
This is stupid
jabreu203 - March 27, 2019 at 9:12pm
Until Apple does it then its genius, right?
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