[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e all know very well that the Galaxy Fold is the first smartphone of the South Korean giant Samsung with a foldable screen, and it is expected that soon it will begin to be delivered only on April 26 to consumers who are willing to pay $1980, which clearly means that for the moment it is basically in the hands of some tech journalists. However, the few units that are in circulation are having serious problems, yes, the screen is breaking with a single day of use.
OMG! Samsung’s $2000 Galaxy Fold Phones Are BREAKING
The Galaxy Fold is the first smartphone of the South Korean giant Samsung with a foldable screen, and it is expected that soon it will begin to be delivered only on April 26 to consumers who are willing to pay $1980, which clearly means that for the moment it is basically in the hands of some tech journalists.
However, the few units that are in circulation are having serious problems, yes, the screen is breaking with a single day of use. As the well-known media portal, CNBC’s technology editor Steve Kovach shows on Twitter his broken Galaxy Fold “after one day of use.”
The 7.3-inch internal OLED screen displays a black stripe in the fold region and, on the left half, a blinking image. There are also colored bands next to the notch in the upper right corner that should not exist.
After one day of use… pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019
Mark Gurman of the well-known media platform, Bloomberg also reported a similar case. As he said that “The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not.”
Almost two-thirds of the screen does not light up. In addition, the display appears to be permanently marked when your nail touches the product.
In Gurman’s case, removing a pre-installed film on the Galaxy Fold may have reduced screen durability. As he stated that “The device comes with this protective layer/film. Samsung says you are not supposed to remove it. I removed it, not knowing you’re not supposed to (consumers won’t know either). It appeared removable in the left corner, so I took it off. I believe this contributed to the problem.”
The phone comes with this protective layer/film. Samsung says you are not supposed to remove it. I removed it, not knowing you’re not supposed to (consumers won’t know either). It appeared removable in the left corner, so I took it off. I believe this contributed to the problem. pic.twitter.com/fU646D2zpY
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
In fact, well-known YouTuber, of course, I am talking about Marques Brownlee comments that a layer that looks like a protective film, in fact, is not a protective film. He tried to remove it, without success, until the screen went out. As in his case, his unit has been replaced by the South Korean giant Samsung.
PSA: There's a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display. It's NOT a screen protector. Do NOT remove it.
I got this far peeling it off before the display spazzed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement. pic.twitter.com/ZhEG2Bqulr
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 17, 2019
While at The Verge, Dieter Bohn did not remove the film, but nevertheless, he came across a wart in the fold region. “It’s enough to distort the screen a bit, and I can feel it with my finger. It’s kind of anguishing to find out just two days after I got my test unit.” Two permanent white lines converge at the point where the small lump is.
In a press release, the South Korean giant Samsung said it will inspect the defective units simply to determine the cause of the problem. As here’s what the South Korean giant Samsung stated:-
“A limited number of Galaxy Fold early samples were provided to the media for reviews. We received some reports about the main screen on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the problem.
In addition, some analysts reported having removed the top layer of the screen, causing damage. The Galaxy Fold main screen has an upper layer of protection, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from accidental scratches. Hence, removing the protective layer or adhesive paste on the main panel can simply cause damage. We will ensure that this information is clearly seen by our customers.”
However, the South Korean giant Samsung has not yet explained what caused the screen failure in the units whose film was not removed. Moreover, the consumers will be able to have a foldable smartphone of the South Korean giant Samsung in the United States from April 26.
Still in March, a few days after the official presentation of the product, the Galaxy Fold had already been the target of rumors about the durability of the screen.
Officially, the South Korean giant Samsung said that the device’s hinge was designed to withstand 200,000 uses, which clearly means that it will definitely survive more than five years if you fold the device 100 times a day.
However, according to the well-known media portal, of course, Bloomberg the South Korean giant Samsung was already working to eliminate a wrinkle that appeared on the screen after being folded about 10,000 times.
As the flaw appeared in a film glued underneath the display, which protected the touch sensor. Hence, to avoid unhappy users, the South Korean giant Samsung would be considering offering free screen changes after the official launch of the Galaxy Fold.
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