Samsung Responds to Galaxy Fold Fails as Shares Fall

19 April, 2019, 07:30 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
  • Samsung’s futuristic new foldable phone keeps breaking

The folding displays of at least four Samsung Galaxy Fold handsets have failed just days after tech reviewers started evaluating them.

- Mark Gurman (@markgurman) 17 April 2019PSA: There's a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display.

The Galaxy Fold goes on sale April 26 in the US for $1,980, making it one of the most expensive phones anywhere - particularly if it isn't as durable as promised. Editor Dieter Bohn shared pictures of an uneven looking hinge/screen area (main image embedded above), evident "after just a day" of use. "But I don't know if Samsung can completely fix the problem about screens".

Samsung confirms that the protective layer on the Galaxy Fold's main display "is part of the display structure created to protect the screen from unintended scratches".

Despite alarming reviews, the company revealed to The Verge that its April 26th launch date is still on schedule.

Gurman removed a plastic layer on the screen that was not meant to be removed and the phone malfunctioned afterwards, according to his tweets.

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Among the victims is Bloomberg gadget report Mark Gurman, who documented the issues with his review unit throughout yesterday in a series of tweets that was nearly as mesmerizing as the recent fire at Notre Dame. Hailed as being a revolutionary design that gives users a tablet experience in a device that is still somewhat pocketable, the Galaxy Fold is the first such entry from a major OEM. "We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter", a Samsung spokesperson wrote to ABC News in a statement.

In a nutshell, bloggers are having all sorts of problems with the screen on the Galaxy Fold.

That said, and to give credit where it's due, most phones don't even survive one fold.

You've probably heard by now that a number of reviewers are finding screen issues with their Galaxy Fold review units.

The flickering screen issue is not limited to devices without the protective film, Mr Kovach claimed, adding his colleague Todd Haselton had not removed the film from CNBC's device, but it had experienced the same issue. A company spokesman also said it would make it clear that the top protective layer is necessary to prevent scratches. "We will ensure that this information is clearly communicated to our customers". Having a crucial part of the display that looks like a screen protector that needs peeling off seems like a poor design.

Of course, that is only a small subset of the issues, which Samsung has vowed to individually investigate.

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