Samsung has published an official bend test video of it Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagship smartphones in an effort to respond its very own ‘Bendgate’ scandal that hit the scene with Galaxy S6 Edge bend test video posted by SquareTrade.
Few days ago, a video of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge going through a series of bend test showed that Samsung’s flagship bends and even cracks more easily than the iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung, in its response to its very own ‘Bendgate’ scandal, emphasises on the fact that its Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge do not bend in “normal daily use.”
“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.”
Samsung seems to have missed the point of SquareTrade’s bend test video. SquareTrade didn’t assume a specific force but rather was increasing pressure to discover the breaking point of the device in comparison to iPhone 6 Plus. They increased the pressure until the device bent and recording that reading.
Watch the video yourself and be the judge of Samsung’s take on its ‘Bendgate’ scandal.