Thoughts on Galaxy Fold Reliability
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss the newly introduced folding smartphone screen and it’s testing that did not reveal the failures that early customers observed and required Samsung to recall all of the first units.
- The automated setup that Samsung published that showed several phones making uniform repeated opening and closing 200,000 times and how this did not show the later problems customers experienced
- We know that polymers mechanical flexing properties are strongly affected by temperature and temperature
- The pressure to be first to market with a new technology, folding screens, has now backfired and may cost them more in lost early sales and adoption of a new technology when they do solve the reliability problems in the future.
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Here is the link to Dave Lee’s you tube video speaking about the failure of the Samsung folding screen phone.
Here is a link to Kirk’s book co-authored with John J. Paschkewitz available from Amazon “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems”