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Samsung touts Galaxy Note 4's resilience in drop-test video

In the wake of the iPhone 6 Plus' "Bendgate" drama, the South Korean tech giant has published a video touting the toughness of its upcoming Galaxy Note 4.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is tough, says Samsung. Hot on the heels of the "Bendgate" controversy that marred the launch of Apple's rival iPhone 6 Plus , the smartphone-maker has published a video that shows its next major mobile getting pummeled in a series of factory resilience tests.

In the video, embedded below, Samsung shows off some of the industrial testing that its new 5.7-inch smartphone undergoes. One such test sees the Note 4 dropped onto a metal floor at random angles from different heights, several hundred times. In another, the new phone -- which has a 16-megapixel camera and a 2,560x1,440 pixel resolution -- is tumbled inside a metal box to simulate an accidental trip down the stairs.

Samsung's Note 4 is the latest in its line of palm-stretching larger phones, often dubbed "phablets". Samsung was an early pioneer of the current trend for larger smartphones, with Apple recently following suit, debuting the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Upon its release last month, Apple's largest ever phone was mired in controversy however, as it emerged that with a little pressure, the aluminium frame could be made to bend.

Apple said that only nine customers had complained about their phones bending, and showed select members of the media around its testing facilities to demonstrate how rigorously its products are put through their paces. Samsung was quick to capitalise on the iPhone-maker's misfortune however, publishing a video that showed the Note 4 being sat on without suffering any permanent damage.

As this is Samsung's own video, every phone emerges from the gamut of tests without so much as a scratch, and as such, you'd be wise to take everything you see in the clip with a pinch of salt. The real test for the Note 4 will come when it gets into the hands of eager shoppers, who often prove most adept at identifying glitches and flaws in new tech that testing teams haven't spied.