Samsung Galaxy Fold Can Bend Continuously For 5 Years Still Remains Intact
Dhir Acharya - Mar 28, 2019
One of the major concerns about the Galaxy Fold is that the screen will wear out after multiple times of folding. Samsung is trying to quiet those worries.
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There’re only a few months left before the Samsung Galaxy Fold opens for pre-orders; however, we still know little about this hybrid handset device. Luckily, Samsung has just fed us with a new video showing its folding test on the phone, from which we can see how the device is expected to survive long-term use.
One of the major concerns about foldable phones is that the screen will wear out after multiple times of folding. But it looks like the Korean phone maker is trying to wipe those worries away with its newly released video.
Samsung writes in its blog post that the Galaxy Fold has undergone a durability test where it was folded and unfolded for more than 200,000 times. This number is equal to a five-year course of use with about 100 folding times per day. According to the Korean giant, it will take a week for the test to finish, but it’ll be worth the wait. This will help Samsung prove that the Infinity Flex screen design and the hinge can last the entire time a user owns the phone.
Notably, it appears that the hinge stutters right before the phone is completely unfolded. This especially shows in several close-up shots of the device, when the Galaxy Fold is between five and ten degrees away from the complete unfolding stage, there’s a slight pop.
This is not a bad thing anyway. Though we can’t tell why the hinge clicks, it’s possible that the sound comes from a locking mechanism. This also means users may face some resistance each time they fold the phone’s display, but it will help prevent the device from accidentally closing during its tablet mode.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is expected to be available for pre-order next month, and there are still so much more details we don’t know yet. So, in the meantime, just lay back and enjoy this video.