Samsung'swill not start on April 26th. After with screens had disabled early production test units last week, Samsung announced on Monday that it would delay the Friday scheduled sales date of its foldable phone, which says there will be a new release date "in the next few weeks " announce.
. Initial results of verifying the problems shown on the display showed that they might be related to the top and the system. The hinges are at the bottom. There were also cases where substances inside the device affected the display performance, "Samsung said in a statement." In order to fully evaluate this feedback and conduct further internal testing, we decided to launch the Galaxy Fold
The company also sent emails to users who pre-ordered the device ̵
News of the delayed release of the phone was reported Monday by The Wall Street Journal. This report follows a tweet by Engadget's Richard Lai on Sunday about the postponement of launch events in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. More Mobile Tipster Ice Universe confirmed on Sunday the postponement of "two events" – presumably the launch events – and suggested pushing back the phone's deliveries itself. SamMobile reported on Sunday that Samsung attributed the event's delay to problems with the venue in Shanghai. He quoted "someone who claims to be familiar with the matter."
Fold's plastic screen incidents – including a screen curvature and a flickering display – have led to awho doubt the durability of Samsung's $ 2,000 foldable phone and the concept of pliable Devices in general.
and we had contact with Samsung because of the reported screen issues.
Samsung's Galaxy Fold issues began Wednesday, two days after a few test equipment had been distributed to appraisers, including CNET.
Reviewers found that removing the plastic film from the Galaxy Wall's 7.3-inch inner wall, which consists of a thin sheet of flexible plastic rather than glass, immediately rendered the phone unusable. Another discovered that the left half of the Galaxy Fold was flickering heavily, and another noticed a camber under the screen that noticeably distorted the image of the screen, possibly through debris that was under the display.
"While many reviewers shared with us the tremendous potential they see, some have also shown us that the device needs further enhancements to ensure the best possible user experience," Samsung said Monday. "We will take action to strengthen the screen protector and we will also improve the screen care and use guidelines, including the protective layer, to help our customers get the most from their Galaxy Fold."
Foldable phones are a brand new concept that shakes the world of phones. The design is designed to give people twice as much space on a device that, unlike today's pocket busting devices, is small enough to be taken along. But the hassle – the Galaxy Fold starts at $ 1,980 – and concerns over the durability of a bendable screen and hinge could jeopardize the ability of foldable phones to free themselves from the ground. Huawei has also announced a foldable device, theand it is said Motorola has a in work.
The incidents with the Galaxy Fold also put Samsung Under intense scrutiny, consumers and industry experts draw parallels to Samsung's dual memory of Galaxy Note 7after numerous reports that the battery overheated and sometimes on fire advised. Screen problems associated with the Galaxy Fold have "broken" the phones, but have not been reported to cause fire or other damage to people and property.
Samsung has at least one recurring issue where critics peel off a plastic wrap that ends up as an integral part of the screen. The company said to CNET last week in a statement, "We take all necessary steps to ensure that information about the protective coating is clearly delivered to our customers." The materials in the Galaxy Fold-Box, including the Quick Start Guide, contain information about them Protective layer. "
" Samsung.com will have special Galaxy Fold FAQs for consumers who are more concerned about maintaining the Galaxy Fold, including information about the protective layer, and retailers and account managers will be trained with top-level protection information. "  CNET follows the developments with the Galaxy Fold. While we continue to review the early production device, we will not be judging until after the final production phone test..
Originally published on April 21st.
Update April 22nd at 07:52: Adds the WSJ report on the startup delay.
Update of April 22 at 10:22 am: Adds confirmation from Samsung. Update, 12:03 pm : Add Samsung Pre-order Email. Update at 17:22 PT.