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Video: People are calling the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge iPhone clones – but will they bend?

Published Mar 24th, 2015 10:18AM EDT
Galaxy S6 Edge Video

Ahead of Samsung’s next-generation flagship smartphone debut, people saw leaked images of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and called them iPhone clones. While there are clearly some indisputable similarities between the new Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in the end, we believe the S6 definitely isn’t the shameless iPhone ripoff some Apple fans believe it to be.

We’ll see plenty of comparisons between the Galaxy S6 lineup and Apple’s latest iPhones in the coming weeks once the new Samsung phones are released. In the meantime, one gadget reviewer set out to answer a question that will determine whether or not Samsung inadvertently copied one of people’s least favorite iPhone features: “Bendgate.”

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When Apple first released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, people couldn’t buy them fast enough. Apple had finally relented and released iPhones with larger displays, and they would end up bringing Apple the most profitable quarter any company has ever recorded.

As is the case with all Apple launches, however, this one was accompanied by “scandal.” This time around, the issue related to the structural integrity of the larger iPhone 6 Plus; people found that the phone was bending in their pockets.

Bendgate has long since vanished from the public’s collective interest, but gadget bloggers don’t forget things quite as quickly. As a result, at least a handful of bloggers attempt to bend each and every new phone that comes out.

We can expect to see several attempts to bend Samsung’s latest and greatest over the coming weeks, and in the meantime we have our first video bend test of one half of Samsung’s new dynamic duo.

So, will the Galaxy S6 edge bend? Find out in the video below, which was posted to YouTube earlier this month by Chinese Smartphones Review.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.