The idea of foldable smartphone isn’t widely accepted yet and still slightly controversial but Samsung and Huawei have shown off their upcoming foldable smartphones. These are definitely the devices not everyone can afford or would like to afford. Samsung Galaxy Fold will cost almost $2,000 and the Huawei Mate X is well over $2,000. If you spend that kind of money on a phone, you probably want it to durable and long lasting. Samsung is trying to eliminate any doubts about the folding mechanism in the minds of consumers for the Galaxy Fold with a 34-second video. Samsung recently released a video, also available on YouTube which showcase the Galaxy Fold being fold again and again by the robots arms of the machine.
The Galaxy Fold will have similar hardware and software specification as the new Galaxy S10 Plus. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 with up to 12GB of RAM. Samsung has used its latest OLED panel technology for the display. The panel won’t be stuck behind an inflexible glass panel though. The inner 7.3-inch OLED will fold down the middle to pack a tablet-size screen in a small device. Flat design smartphones have been in the market for a
Samsung mentioned its innovative gearing system in its fold hinge during the announcement but still, the company hasn’t revealed any information about its usage and durability. Now there is a video of 34-seconds that shows moving arms of a machine folding and opening Galaxy Fold. According to the company, the hinge on the Galaxy Fold is designed to last for 200,000 folds. If you open the Galaxy Fold 100 times a day, it would take you five years to reach that threshold. Now the question is, we humans are going to open and close the Galaxy Fold will different pressure and in a real situation, there will be dust and smudges. Is Samsung testing Galaxy Fold for that as well?