After the video of the Galaxy S6 edge getting bent beyond repair, Samsung has issued a statement complete with a video detailing its own testing procedures. The South Korean company says that the SquareTrade test doesn’t indicate typical usage scenarios and is also not indicative of the phone’s face-down rigidity.
In the Samsung video the complete bend test routine is shown on both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. A three point rig is set up with the appropriate software to measure the applied force.
To put an everyday meaning into the numbers a set of 5 pencils is subjected to the same test and reaches a breaking point just shy of the 80lbf (108Nm) mark. Then it’s time for the Galaxy S6 and it survives a larger force just fine, returning to its original shape. The Galaxy S6 edge the same, both face down and up.
This could mean that manufacturers are aware of the bending problem, and are trying their best to minimize its effect.