Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S6 edge, which is set to release in a matter of weeks is said to suffer from the same structural flaw that Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus did, when put under moderate amounts of pressure. The idea being that if someone sat on their device all day, or if it were left in a pocket all day – which the pressure combined with the heat could actually manipulate the shape of the device. While many have tried to call this a nonstory, it was quickly picked up last fall when Apple experienced the issue and now, the situation seems to be similarly moving in that direction.
As it turns out, testers found that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge could only withstand 149lbs of pressure whereas the Apple iPhone 6 Plus survived a test up to 179lbs. The point here though shouldn’t be that Samsung fell to the same structural deficiency that Apple’s iPhone did. Instead, it should be that perhaps bending phones – as they continue to get smaller, thinner, and built for lighter capacity – shouldn’t be held to the same intense standards that some of their older, and heavier counterparts did.
It was even discovered that HTC One M9 fell to the same stress test when it was put under the pressure gun. In fact, it was found to be a little weaker than the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, too. Which is both surprising and interesting given the fact that HTC has utilized a more industrial looking design. That has made many believe in the past that the product itself is a little more minimalist and might actually be able to withstand a little more in the long run.
That though doesn’t seem to be the case, as the company has pointed out that there are a number of growing problems when it comes to the stature of these devices. While they might be growing – they aren’t physically withstanding what previous models have, which is a growing concern for users who need to keep phones for upwards of two years –with a long-standing contract.