Samsung wants the world to know that their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will not bend under somewhat ordinary pressure – like SquareTrade’s test indicated. Their response was through a video, where the company defended themselves by pointing out that the test showed extraordinary circumstances that simply would not be a part of reality. Instead, Samsung was eager to point out that the conditions through internal testing would be more reflective of what the smartphone could either handle or not handle under those circumstances.
The company explained what it would be comparable to, should the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge bend, break, or smash. Samsung reserves that, Our internal test results indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are not bendable even under 79lbf (32kgf), which is equivalent to putting pressure to snap a bundle of five pencils at once.” The official response via a blog post has really pushed back all of the notions that were handed down by the independent testers.
Samsung was also quick to argue that many smartphone makers have different durability tests for each side of the smartphone they produce. Samsung said in the blog post, “All our devices are put rigorous high-quality validation tests before they are delivered to consumers.” The company also went on to point out that they test for an array of conditions, which include, “dropping, bending, and breakage,” which ensured the company was “confident” that their devices would not bend, break, or snap – like the SquareTrade test indicated.
It was reported just last week that Bendgate 2.0 was officially here as the first set of reports began surfacing about Samsung’s latest flagship lineup. The report was first made because so many people have been comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to the new Galaxy S6 – and bending was viewed as a scandalous flaw in the iPhone 6 Plus. However, Samsung’s response to Bendgate 2.0 has been swift and aggressive compared to the response that Apple gave to critics who claimed their device would bend under pretty average pressure.