During the presentation of the new flexible Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, Samsung claimed that the device’s screen was made of “ultra-thin glass”, which seemed like a real breakthrough in the market. Previously, folding gadgets were produced only with plastic displays, which raised questions about their wear resistance.
The Galaxy Z Flip glass screen could stand out from the competition if it weren’t for one “but” – blogger Zack Nelson spent test on the strength of the new gadget and found out that the South Korean vendor is not negotiating something about the material for the display.
Nelson tests device screens using a ten-point system. At the same time, on smartphones whose screen is really made of glass, the first marks begin to appear only at level 6. At level 7, you can already see more or less deep scratches.
On the Galaxy Z Flip screen, traces remain, starting from level 2.
“This display has no protection against scratches,” says the blogger, leaving a mark on the screen with his thumbnail.
At the same time, the Galaxy Z Flip case is really made of glass and does not scratch.
Zack Nelson pointed out that the clamshell screen of the Galaxy Z Flip is similar in its characteristics to ordinary plastic, as it behaves in accordance with this particular material. As another proof, he heated the display with fire from a lighter, after which the screen began to deform – such a reaction is not characteristic of glass.
As notes The verge, Samsung was extremely categorical about the fact that the Galaxy Z Flip screen is made of “ultra-thin glass”, which the company once again confirmed in an official statement.
The blogger who conducted the experiment believes that Samsung uses a hybrid plastic polymer with microscopic inclusions of glass, which gives Samsung marketers reason to promote the Galaxy Z Flip as a smartphone with a “glass” display.
Nevertheless, potential buyers should consider that the “glass” on the screen is most likely just an advertising ploy, and the Galaxy Z Flip is not particularly affected by the strength.
A few days ago, one of the users of social networks complained about the dubious durability of the Galaxy Z Flip. According to him, he took a new gadget out of the box and folded it in half. After that, a characteristic crack was heard, and a crack appeared in the middle of the screen. Samsung went to meet the user and replaced him with a free screen, which supposedly cracked due to the fact that he spent some time in the cold before opening the box. As it turned out, at cold temperatures, the flexible properties of the Galaxy Z Flip screen are lost, so it needs to be warmed up before use.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was officially unveiled on February 11, 2020. This is a folding phone with a flexible screen, which was the second attempt by a South Korean company to enter the market for such devices. The screen size of the new gadget was 6.7 inches.
It was reported that the folding display must withstand up to 200 thousand cycles of flexion and extension.
Galaxy Z Flip comes complete with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, as well as a dual 3300 mAh battery. The device supports fast wired and wireless charging, as well as reverse wireless charging. In Russia, the Galaxy Z Flip can be purchased at a price of 119,990 rubles.