Earlier this week, Samsung has finally shared the Galaxy Fold smartphone with global publications. The company’s first ever foldable smartphone was first unveiled in February alongside the Galaxy S10 lineup and was just showcased within the glass boxes. Until this week, no one ever got a chance to get their hands on the device. Since the company is now taking pre-orders for the $2000 Galaxy Fold smartphone, the US media have finally received their review units. Anyone looking at this futuristic technology will first question about the durability of the foldable display.
Samsung has officially confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Fold can withstand being folded or unfolded at least for 200,000 times. Just a day after unboxing the device, several of the Galaxy Fold units are reportedly breaking. In most cases, the issue happened after removing the protective plastic film on the top of the display. As mentioned in the manual, this shouldn’t be removed in the first place. However, there is no clear warning about this issue. The display is also broken in some cases when the protection film is untouched by the reviewers.
It’s good that the issues with the device are reported before it going on sale. The company might have faced a lot of backlash from the users who could have paid a whopping $2000 for this device. Even without any issues, the users will be able to see the crease in the middle of the display out of the box. With the battery issues, Samsung earlier pulled off the Galaxy Note 7 from the market. We don’t think the Galaxy Fold will see the same fate as the company did to the Galaxy Note 7. However, it should come up with a fix before selling the device publicly.
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
Dear future #GalaxyFold owners, I know I always say "No one ever read the instructions"… PLEASE READ THIS ONE!!!
(This is the wrap over the screen of the Galaxy Fold) pic.twitter.com/LuQPRfDZIE
— Des (@askdes) April 17, 2019
The Galaxy Fold comes with a 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 4.2:3 aspect ratio and a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED cover display with 21:9 aspect ratio. Just like other foldable smartphones, the foldable 7.3-inch display on the Galaxy Fold also comes with plastic protection on the top instead of glass. As of now, the Galaxy Fold is currently available for pre-orders in the US and is yet to be made available in any other market. We hope the company fixes the display issues by delaying the sales instead of continuing with its current schedule. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more updates!