Samsung has hit back at gadget warranty firm SquareTrade’s accusations that the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices are unable to withstand extreme pressure, with a video of its own that shows the handsets undergoing stress tests.
SquareTrade had suggested that the curved screen-toting Galaxy S6 Edge bent easily, giving Samsung the same headache it handed to Apple last year when it proved the iPhone 6 Plus could bend under pressure.
While SquareTrade applied 110 pounds of pressure to cause the handset to bend, Samsung said this was extreme and posted its own clips, showing the phone standing up to 79lbf of pressure.
The Korean company said this was enough to snap five pencils.
It also said that SquareTrade’s failure to test the back as well as the front of the S6 Edge was misleading to consumers.
This latest furore adds to the growing numbers of stories about the fragility of ever thinner modern smartphones.
However, it’s unlikely to hamper sales of the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, both of which have been positively received.