Samsung under pressure as foldable screens fail in some test models

Samsung under pressure as foldable screens fail in some test models

The phone ships out with a protective film on the screen, which is easily mistaken as being one that is removed upon using the phone.

Samsung's Galaxy Fold resembles a conventional smartphone but opens to reveal a second display the size of a small tablet at 18.5cm. The company also said it will make it clear to consumers not to remove the protective layer on the screen.

Samsung has heard from reviewers about screen breaking or malfunctioning of the Galaxy Fold, its upcoming foldable smartphone, and will find out the cause of the matter, a Samsung spokesperson told Xinhua via email on Friday. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. With just one day of use, the screen of some of these units broke.

"The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure created to protect the screen from unintended scratches", Samsung said in its statement.

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It reads: "The main screen includes a special protective layer". Bohn said Samsung replaced his test phone but did not offer an explanation for the problem.

Something that you have to keep in mind is that we are talking about a device that, although it will cost 2000 euros, has a plastic screen. Samsung on Thursday said removing the protective layer might result in damage, and that it would clearly inform customers of the issue. Samsung had forecast it will produce at least 1 million foldable phones this year, a fraction of its overall shipments in 2018.

"Some units of Samsung Electronics's US$1,980 Galaxy Fold showed display troubles such as its display being turned off or flickering after it was used for one day or two", U.S, business cable TV channel CNBC said on April 17 (local time).

According to Samsung, the phone, which retails at almost $2,000, is able to withstand being opened and closed 200,000 times, or 100 times a day over five years. The company has released footage of machines repeatedly opening and closing the phone in what it dubbed an "extremity test".

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