If you are experiencing a particularly cold winter where you are, you may want to leave your folding phone at home. According to Sam Mobile, Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip break in the face of Seoul’s bitterly cold -18 degrees Celsius temperatures.
The pictures above show what is supposed to happen to those who have taken the foldability in the cold. Although there is no visible crack, it is quite clear that the devices are useless, with bright spots appearing instead of Android OS.
Although it is impossible to verify that it was a sudden explosion of cold that made these devices very expensive paper weights, there is a reason why temperatures below zero would make strange things too collapsible. The technology in folding phones involves several different layers and materials, and cold temperatures can lead to brittleness that can well affect a folding functionality.
It is not clear what kind of protection buyers will have against Galaxy Folds and Flips breaking due to cold weather. While Samsung released a video with many tips for taking care of your first foldable back in 201
“The device can be used in places with an ambient temperature of 0 ° C to 35 ° C. You can store the device at an ambient temperature of -10 ° C to 50 ° C. Using or storing the device outside the recommended temperature range may damage the device or reduce the battery. lifetime. ”
It is a cover for the company, although it mainly refers to the battery life instead of the screen. In theory, owners of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z phones should benefit from the Samsung Premier protection service, which specifically includes a one-time replacement of the screen at an “exclusive price” in the first year of ownership. However, as this is not an obvious crack, it is not clear that it will qualify.
Currently, this is only a small maintenance of cases, and can only be the result of a less reliable batch, or completely unrelated factors. On the other hand, this winter is unusual with so many home orders against Coronavirus. If more were out and about, would we see more reports of broken collapsible parts?