Last year, the discovery of iPhones bending out of shape and breaking when kept in the pocket caused much panic among its consumers.
Inusrance firm SquareTrade undertook a study to test the flexibility of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and as it turns out, the the Galaxy S6 Edge is equally bendable. In a succession of lab tests, the firm discovered that both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy S6 Edge bend with 110 lbs of pressure. A robot, christened the ‘bendbot’, operated on the iPhone 6 Plus, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the HTC One.
What Galaxy users might really be frightened to learn is that while the Apple flagship product becomes non-functional at 179 lbs of pressure, the Galaxy S6 Edge stops at 149 lbs of pressure. The phone’s screen also cracked earlier. The HTC One came last with bending and breaking at 120 pounds.
When the iPhone’s flexibility was discovered last year, it quickly became the subject of ridicule, with both the public and other companies taking pot shots at them – companies including Samsung. There’s no doubt that Samsung will receive a similar response this time around.
You can watch the S6 Edge undergoing a bend test below: