Samsung Galaxy Fold, the first foldable display smartphone from the company that was announced in February this year at a starting price of $1,980 (Rs 1,37,600 approx.) already has a problem, as the foldable display is breaking within a couple of days use. The Galaxy Fold has been up for pre-order in the US on 15th April, but the review devices shared with media there has started breaking.
Several posts on social media and other media write-ups in the US have pointed out the issue in the Galaxy Fold review units. There have been reports by Steve Kovach from CNBC, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg and Marques Brownlee, the famous YouTube tech reviewer.
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. pic.twitter.com/G0OHj3DQHw— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
According to a post by Marques Brownlee on Twitter, the Galaxy Fold has a layer that appears to be a screen protector that actually isn't and has asked users not to remove it.
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.— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 17, 2019
I got this far peeling it off before the display spazzed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement. pic.twitter.com/ZhEG2Bqulr
To this Samsung has said that it will thoroughly inspect this issue regarding the main display to determine the cause of the matter.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Fold in India next month, and reports suggest that it may be along with the Galaxy A80 smartphone. DJ Koh, President, and CEO of Samsung too had confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Fold would launch in India.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 21:9 aspect ratio cover display that unfolds to a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 4.2:3 aspect ratio Infinity Flex Display. The phone comes powered by Snapdragon 855 processor with 12GB RAM and has a triple rear camera setup, dual front camera and a single camera on the front cover display. It gets a side-mounted Fingerprint sensor along with a stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos. The device gets two batteries that add up to a 4,380mAh battery with support for wired and wireless fast charging.
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