In a bid to convince users and cement their trust in the company. Samsung has released a rare video showing the new Galaxy Fold undergoing a highly stressful bend-test. Samsung wants its fans to see how the device is tested. This is because, in order to convince buyers to buy such an expensive device, you need to go the extra mile.
In the video, it shows a line-up of brand new Samsung Galaxy Folds. The devices are being folded and unfolded very fast by robots. The company says the $2,000 smartphone can withstand more than 200,000 folds. What this means is that, even if you fold and unfold it 100 times every day, it will continue to work fine for the next 5 years.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold under stress test
According to tech experts, the problem is not just whether the smartphone can fold and unfold thousands of times. The major issue is if users can go through the fold gap when the device is folded and a display seam when the device is unfolded. When folded, the two screen parts Galaxy Fold sits at an 85-degree angle. This means that the device is not completely flat when folded.
Other observers have seen the display crease that happens whenever the device is unfolded. For now, no one is really sure if those flaws will have a negative impact on the sales of the smartphone. Also, the design of the Galaxy Fold is not too great. I mean, we’ve seen better designs from Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. The design of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is just flat and boring.
However, users will have to decide if it’s worth spending all that money for a smartphone which doubles as a tablet. Starting from April 26th, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available for sale in the United States. The starting price will be $1,980 which is approximately $2,000.