100kg of robotic posterior squashes Samsung smartphone
The strange world of product development has been shoved into the spotlight as Samsung lifts the cloche on how it does stress tests on its smartphones.
Samsung Tomorrow has put together a video that reveals the series of odd tests its phones go through. First up, the home button is pressed hundreds of thousands of times by a tiny robotic finger that applies 1kg of pressure, far more than most human mitts.
Then comes the lowering of the jean-clad, robotic buttocks. 100kg of pressure is applied by the mechanical derrière to replicate the all too common occurrence of phone/posterior mishaps.
The buttock test is quickly followed by the twisting test to see how well a phone will withstand being bent gently left and right. Then the Samsung shiny thing is jumbled around in a rotating pot of sharp pointy things to replicate the effect of shoving it in a pocket full of spare change and house keys.
Then it gets rained on and hosed down for a few seconds. And dropped.
You can watch the video below.
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