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Bendgate II: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends just like the iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung may be eating humble pie on this Good Friday following the emergence of a stress test video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge handset bending under the same weight as the iPhone 6 Plus.

Gadget warranty firm SquareTrade has released a video showing the new flagship device undergoing pressure tests, with the phone bending under the weight of 110lbs – just like Apple’s handset did during the Bendgate crisis.

During the video, the Galaxy S6 Edge’s screen is shown quickly cracking, before the device suffers catastrophic failure once the pressure reaches 149lbs. The iPhone 6 Plus scored better in the earlier test, only coming apart under 179lbs of pressure.

While the test proves little, other than the pre-known fact that metal bends under stress, it could encourage Samsung to refrain from taking any more shots at Apple’s hardware design. The company mocked Apple with a “Galaxy Alpha plus Skinny Jeans = No Problem” tweet as Bendgate unfolded.


The test might also have offered a fairer fight it SquareTrade had used the standard Galaxy S6 model rather than the Edge.

The standard S6 would have likely scored better due to the greater amount of metal within the frame, which is of course displaced by the curved glass screen of the S6 Edge.

Read more: iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus review

The HTC One M9 is also tested during the video, bending under 120lbs of pressure and hence slightly outscoring Apple and Samsung’s top handsets. However, the HTC device did not function at all following the test.

HTC also indulged in a little light-hearted mickey taking during Apple’s mini-crisis following the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus last year. It too may choose to reel its neck in in future.

You can check out the Apple vindicating video just below.

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