Samsung’s folding smartphones break on Day 1

Samsung’s folding smartphones break on Day 1

Earlier reviewers are finding the device is extremely fragile, particularly the screen, with multiple reviewers running into problems.

Samsung does mention this in the manual for the Galaxy Fold: "The main screen includes a special protective layer". He thought it was a screen protector and started peeling the rest of it off only to realize that it was actually an integral part of the display.

Shacknews is pretty obsessed with these foldable smartphone devices that are hitting the market in 2019, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold is in the hands of influencers and tech reviewers right now.

Gurman did remove the protective layer off of the display of his review unit (which looks like a screen protector), so this may have contributed to, or maybe even caused, the issue. They're generally OK at protecting the display, but just very bad when it comes to a top-notch display experience. Mark peeled off a plastic film that is apparently not supposed to be removed. To say this is a disaster for the TWO-THOUSAND-DOLLAR smartphone might be a bit of an understatement. After removing the layer of the display, first the left half of the display died, then the display completely died.

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has expanded its Galaxy A series of smartphones with the launch of - Galaxy A70 in India. We didn't remove the protective layer. That's all fine and dandy, but the protective layer should not be separating from the display; especially not after a couple days of normal use. It's one of a number of foldable phones set to come on the market from manufacturers including Huawei and Motorola.

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So the $2,000 Galaxy Fold has been in the hands of press for a day or two and is breaking.

Meanwhile, The Verge's Dieter Bohn posted a piece about his Fold on Wednesday, noting that he'd discovered a small bulge on the crease of his unit that eventually pressed into the screen enough to break it. Steve Kovach from CNBC also is experiencing catastrophic screen failure on his bendy phone.

We've asked Samsung for comment on these issues, though it's unclear how widespread they are.

Originally published April 17 at 11:54 a.m. PT. Update, 12:38 p.m.: Adds tweet from Marques Brownlee.

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