Look, this isn’t news. I don’t even know what it is, but I have watched it twice now, and I’m pondering watching it a third time.
People do all manner of things to their phones, including dropping them on the road, in the toilet, off buildings, and worse, and while some of these things can be designed against (waterproofing, cases to protect from minor falls, etc), some things are just going to destroy a phone no matter what.
One of those things is a 400 tonne hydraulic press, and when we saw kaboom, we mean it — Samsung’s Galaxy S7 doesn’t just emit the blue smoke of death, but a veritable feast of pyrotechnic display. It’s quite something to behold.
So, there’s a public safety announcement in this — if you have a hydraulic press and a brand new smartphone, don’t put them both together, because it could blow up your house. Literally.
This video comes to you courtesy of Slickwraps, who make a variety of cases and wraps for popular smartphones in the US.