South Korean technology giant Samsung has not exactly been receptive towards the idea of anyone trying out its Galaxy Fold smartphone for real. However, now it seems like the rule does not apply to robots. And particularly to Samsung’s specialized stress testing machines.
The company has released a video in which it has showcased the bending abilities of Samsung Galaxy Fold handset. We have to admit, the video looks very amazing as it shows so many Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphones open and shut in perfect synchronization. However, we should also add here that the video showing stress tests has so far given us the best look at what exactly the Samsung Galaxy Fold looks like when it is folded.
If you look at the video, you would know that the Galaxy Fold is able to fold perfectly well and looks polished when folded. The screens turn on quickly when unfolded and when the device folds, there isn’t much of a gap between the two sides. Furthermore, unlike what the previous reports suggest, there doesn’t seem to be any creasing issue.
But then, we should add here that the video has been produced by Samsung, and the company must have taken care to hide all the visible flaws (if any) before it was published. We would have to wait before we get to see the handset in real to know if it is actually this polished or not.
The South Korean technology giant has also promised that the Galaxy Fold smartphone will be able to “outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds”. We should point out that this means approximately five years of usage, assuming that an average would fold it may be hundred times in a day.
Samsung Galaxy Fold’s price starts at $1,980 and it is all set to release next month on April 26. The company has also confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Fold will also be launched in India.
At the India launch of Samsung Galaxy S10 series, the company’s President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, DJ Koh reportedly said to select media, “Indian market is, I clearly said, most important market — not only investment and everything, my long-term commitment is towards the market. In this market, why will I not deliver my newest technology innovation? Yes, I will do.”
Although he did not share an exact timeline of launch, we can expect Samsung Galaxy Fold to come to India around the same time as other major markets.