Foldable bendable smartphones have ceased to be something unique, and therefore are gradually being compared with conventional monoblocks, even in such seemingly unattainable indicators as a high level of strength. For example, the flagship model Galaxy Z Fold2 from the South Korean company Samsung has recently successfully passed a durability test.
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The popular blogger JerryRigEverything undertook to show the achievements of South Korean engineers in improving the strength of the structure of the gadget, who published a video on his YouTube channel, in which he conducted tests for the new product from Samsung in the most severe conditions. So, if we talk about the display of the gadget, then there is no fundamental jump. The outer screen of the Galaxy Z Fold2 is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus for the highest scratch resistance. However, the inner lining of the main screen is still quite soft and can even be scratched with a fingernail.
But in the new device, the manufacturer made significant improvements to its hinge mechanism. Unlike the first version of the Galaxy Fold, in the hinges of which all possible dust was collected with all the ensuing consequences, this problem is not observed at all in the new product. As JerryRigEverything found out, dust no longer gets into the mechanism, which has a good effect not only on the mechanism itself, but also on its durability.
In general, the smartphone turned out to be quite durable and reliable, especially when compared with other relatives in the class. Be that as it may, it was not possible to get rid of some unpleasant flaws in the Galaxy Z Fold2, but, as the author of the video noted, it is obvious that work in this direction is being carried out, and quite successfully.