SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News For You

    Magnets on the Galaxy Fold are strong — really strong

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: April 19th, 2019 at 14:23 UTC+02:00

    You sit down in your car. Your keys fall out your pocket and slip into the gap between the seat and the door. They're unreachable without hopping out the vehicle, dropping down on all fours and manoeuvring your arm through the middle of the seat. Or are they? Enter the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

    Due to the inclusion of strong magnets, which are responsible for keeping the device closed in transit, the Galaxy Fold has the amusing wherewithal to pick up metal objects, like a bag of nails, a set of house keys and even a wrench — as evidenced in YouTube star Marques Brownlee's video.

    In fact, you can actually see the magnets in action in Brownlee's video, thanks to his use of magnetic viewing film. There are two located on both the left and right side, two-thirds towards the bottom. Some would consider that overkill, but Samsung had to be certain they'd keep it folded closed.

    After all, we've all seen what can happen if lint seeps into the screen. So if the use of super-strong magnets is required to keep the handset folded shut when not in use, we're all for them. And let's not forget they're multi-purpose — they can even help you retrieve the keys we postulated earlier.

    Via Phone Galaxy Fold
    Galaxy AI summarized

    Scroll for more related content
    News For You

    You might also like

    Original Samsung Galaxy Fold will no longer get updates

    Original Samsung Galaxy Fold will no longer get updates

    The original Galaxy Fold's launch was a rollercoaster ride for Samsung. The company took great pains to make sure its first foldable was kept completely under wraps until it was ready to be shown off, but just when it was ready to hit retail shelves, some design issues were discovered and made Samsung realize there […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 7 months ago
    Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 2 get August 2023 security update

    Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 2 get August 2023 security update

    Samsung has released the August 2023 security update to various foldable phones, including the original Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. These foldable phones have started getting the new security update in a few countries, and more countries should get the update within the next few days. Galaxy Fold and […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 10 months ago
    Original Galaxy Fold is now getting the August 2023 update

    Original Galaxy Fold is now getting the August 2023 update

    It's been a couple of months since the original Galaxy Fold received an update, and Samsung's decided it's time for another. The Galaxy Fold, released in 2019, is now getting the August 2023 update in a handful of markets. If you own a Galaxy Fold, you know that the device is no longer getting major […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 10 months ago
    Google Pixel Fold’s hinge is a far cry from “the most durable”

    Google Pixel Fold’s hinge is a far cry from “the most durable”

    Google's marketing material for its first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, shows a lot of confidence in the device's ability and durability. The company goes as far as to claim that the Pixel Fold has “the most durable hinge on a foldable,” but an independent test suggests that these bold claims might be unfounded and […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 11 months ago
    Galaxy Fold gets one month old security update in the US

    Galaxy Fold gets one month old security update in the US

    Samsung has started rolling out the May 2023 security update to the Galaxy Fold in the US. The unlocked version of the foldable smartphone has been one month late in getting the security update. Some carriers have started rolling out the update to Samsung's first foldable smartphone. The latest software update for the Galaxy Fold […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 12 months ago
    Here’s one reason why Samsung foldable software experience is better

    Here’s one reason why Samsung foldable software experience is better

    Making a great foldable phone is the next big challenge for all smartphone brands. Samsung kickstarted the idea of taking foldable phones truly global. Even today, it is the only brand that has been selling foldable phones worldwide. Other brands, including Huawei, Motorola, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi, have launched two generations of foldable phones, but […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 12 months ago