We're a little less than a month away now from the U.S. debut of Samsung's first foldable phone hitting the market here, which will arrive at a time when the idea of a bendable form factor has spread like wildfire throughout the global smartphone industry.
"Given the smartphone's design, a folding test was a pivotal part of the Galaxy Fold's durability assessment", a Samsung announcement explains. Fold the two sides back, and you have a display that covers the entirety of the device.
Samsung claims that the device is good for 200,000 folds and unfolds, which equals according to Samsung to "around five years of use, if used 100 times a day".
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We've reached out to Samsung for comment and will update this post once we have more information.
The Galaxy Fold will officially launch at the end of April for €2,000 in Europe and for $1,980 in the US.
The Galaxy Fold user lauds the hinge, and says that it is sturdy enough and doesn't bend the phone the wrong way, accidentally causing it to break.