Earlier this year, Samsung posted a video showing it subjecting the Galaxy Fold to a test where it was folded 200,000 times. Now that the Galaxy Fold is actually available for purchase, someone decided to perform that test again.
The Galaxy Fold was placed into a folding machine and folded 119,380 times before the test was stopped. After that many folds, CNET discovered that half of the display had stopped working and the hinge had lost its "satisfying snappiness".
The folks at Squaretrade performed a folding test of their own and had similar results, saying that the Galaxy Fold had developed a "pixel blob" and a "slightly deteriorated hinge action" after 120,000 folds. However, they also note that the Galaxy Fold did still function normally.
Samsung has said that its 200,000 fold test was meant to simulate five years of usage with 100 folds per day. While the Galaxy Fold didn't make it to 200,000 folds in these new tests, the 120,000 folds that it did achieve simulates around three years of use.
These folding tests don't necessarily simulate real world usage and don't indicate that your Galaxy Fold is going to break once it hits three years old. It's still interesting to see exactly how many folds the Galaxy Fold can handle before things start to go wrong, though, especially since the whole folding thing is one of the Galaxy Fold's main draws and it's not exactly a cheap device.