The Official Samsung Galaxy Fold Folding Test Revealed!

When the Samsung Galaxy Fold was revealed, people wondered about the durability of its foldable display. To assure potential customers, Samsung just shared with us details of their special folding test.

Check out the video and details of their folding test, and find out just how durable their new foldable display really is!

The Official Samsung Galaxy Fold Folding Test Revealed!


The Samsung Galaxy Fold Folding Design

The inward folding design of the Samsung Galaxy Fold lets the user fold a large display into a much smaller form factor. However, it places great stress on the seam.

Would it be able to withstand being folded many times a day? Would it break into half, like a paper clip that has been unfolded and folded too many times?


The Official Samsung Galaxy Fold Folding Test

As part of their design process, Samsung designed a special folding test to assess the foldable display’s durability.

The test basically involved folding and unfolding the Galaxy Fold samples repeatedly, to see if it would withstand at least 200,000 folds and unfolds. It took these hardworking robots a full week to complete the test!

According to Samsung, the folding test was successful, proving that their foldable display is more than tough enough to withstand daily use.

Why 200,000 folds and unfolds? That threshold was based on the requirement that the foldable display be able to withstand 100 folds and unfolds a day for at least 5 years.


Samsung Galaxy Fold Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Fold
DisplayMain Display
- 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
Cover Display
-4.6-inch Super AMOLED display
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Processor1 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold (2.84 GHz)
3 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold (2.42 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Silver (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 640
Memory12 GB LPDDR4X-4266
Storage512 GB (UFS 3.0)
Front CamerasDual Lens Camera
- 10 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture
- 8 MP depth sensor with f/1.9 aperture
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP Dual Aperture camera with f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures
- 12 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
Battery4,380 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (non-removable)
Fingerprint SensorYes, integrated into Power button
Other SensorsGravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
NFC / Samsung PayYes / Yes
Colour OptionsNA


Samsung Galaxy Fold Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available for sale in the US on 25 April 2019, with a launch price of US$ 1,980.

In the United Kingdom, it will be available for pre-order on 26 April 2019, with a launch price of £1,799.


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