Samsung has posted a video that shows the upcoming Samsung 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!
Last month Samsung has officially unveiled its new Galaxy Fold smartphone.
Galaxy Fold features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display. Galaxy Fold offers a powerful new way to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more – bringing to life new experiences and possibilities years in the making.
“Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display.” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.”