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Magnets on the Galaxy Fold are strong — really strong

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.

  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions: Folded: 160.9 x 62.8 x mm
    Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 7.6 mm
  • Display: 7.3 inch / 185.42 mm Dynamic AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16MP
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