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Samsung suspected of lying - Galaxy Z Flip clamshell smartphone has a plastic screen (video)


Galaxy Z Flip Clamshell SmartphonesSamsung from the first day of entering the market is thoroughly researched in numerous tests and trials. The well-known blogger Zack Nielson from YouTube’s JerryRigEverything channel, which traditionally wrecked the device when testing for strength, did not ignore the fundamentally new design of smartphones.

During the tests, the blogger discovered someinconsistency in the technical specifications declared by Samsung and the realities of the design of the coating of the bending coating of the Galaxy Z Flip ,. The enthusiast was surprised to find that the glass cover of the screen, announced as one of the main advantages of the smartphone, is scratched with a stick with a hardness of 2 on the Mohs scale. A standard smartphone with a glass screen can only be scratched with a stick with a hardness of 6 to 7. The Galaxy Z Flip screen can thus be damaged even with a fingernail.

During the presentation of the Galaxy Z Flip, developersSamsung presented the coating of ultra-thin glass Ultra Thin Glass, as one of the most outstanding advantages of the smartphone, ensuring the durability and strength of the device.


Based on the test results, Nielson concludedthat Samsung misled users. In fact, the Galaxy Z Flip received a plastic coating that does not differ from the first folding model of the Galaxy Fold.

After a while, Samsung representativesThey commented on the blogger’s “discovery” and stated that the Galaxy Z Flip screen with the Infinity Flex screen is protected by a proprietary ultra-thin glass (UTG), which is used only in this device and is not used on other Galaxy smartphones. In addition, it was stated that, as in the Galaxy Fold, an additional polymer protective layer was also applied on top of the Z Flip coating.

So Samsung made it clear thatthe damage that Nielson saw can occur on the topmost polymer protective layer. Meanwhile, Zack Nielson himself believes that the company did not use clean glass, but a hybrid polymer material interspersed with microscopic glass chips.

However, despite slight damagesurfaces, in general, the smartphone passed the blogger’s bending test - the first did not stand the glass coating on the back of the smartphone, while the screen continued to perform its functions.