Sunday, February 16, 2020

[VIDEO] The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip screen isn't made of glass after all!

[VIDEO] The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip screen isn't made of glass after all!
It's not been up to a week yet since Samsung revealed the new Galaxy Z Flip, their latest folding device during the unpacked Event but there's already bad news

Galaxy Z Flip fake Glass

One of the features I personally was excited about was the claim that every part of the outer body of the phone was mainly glass particularly the screen which they dubbed "the most flexible " glass screen but a new video released today by Zack Nelson (@ZacksJerryRig), a very popular tech youtuber who mostly (obviously) reviews new tech devices in his own way shows that the Galaxy Z Flip screen isn't glass after all!

In the video, he tested the "revolutionary glass" screen by testing the scratch resistance. Usually, a typical glass will not be scratched by anything with hardness lower  than a level 5 but Jerry began with a level 2 and the screen was surprisingly scratched superficially as a normal plastic will. It got worse (deeper) as he increased the level and it was even more embarrassing when his fingernail left a scratch on it, there only one conclusion could be drawn -- the material the screen is made of though may possess some properties of glass,  is mostly likely ...

" ...a hybrid plastic polymer with little specs of glass ingredients in inside of it "
- Jerry (JerryRigEverything)

The big question now is did Samsung lie? If they did it'll be very disappointing not because it's made of plastic --  since the Moto Razr and the Galaxy Fold screen's are made of plastic too (no big deal here) but why they made everyone believe it's glass when it's not! Samsung is undoubtedly one of the majorly relevant smartphone brands and this is one thing consumers do NOT expect from them as one of the pace-setters.


As of now, there has been no official statement from Samsung on this but I really hope there's some sort of reasonable explanation for this.

UPDATE (9:00 PM GMT) :
Samsung finally spoke on the issue through a spokesperson to The Verge and here's what they had to say.
“Samsung’s first-of-its-kind Ultra Thin Glass technology is different from other Galaxy flagship devices. While the display does bend, it should be handled with care. Also, Galaxy Z Flip has a protective layer on top of the Ultra Thin Glass similar to the Galaxy Fold."
-  a Samsung spokesperson to The Verge
This basically means that all the scratches including the permanent ones from the fingernails were all made on "thin protective layer" on top of the "flexible glass" and not the Ultra Thin Glass itself. Folding smartphones are still not the perfect tech as they're still in their early stages, but here's why you should be patient with them in 2020.

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