Apologies for skipping day three. That bothered me a lot yesterday. Although the Galaxy Fold was a constant companion.
Before you ask (or after you've asked on Twitter without having read over the headline), it's still not broken. All in all it was pretty sturdy. But here is the official line from Samsung to
. A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples have been submitted to the media for review. We have received some reports on the main presentation of the samples provided. We will examine these units thoroughly to determine the cause of the matter.
Regardless, some critics reported that they had removed the upper display layer and damaged the screen. The main display of the Galaxy Fold has an upper protective layer that is part of the display structure to protect the screen from accidental scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure that this information is clearly delivered to our customers.
I repeat what I said the other day: It is well known that breakage and lemons occur in pre-production plants. In my many years of doing that, I have done it several times with the device. Apart from that, between the time it took Samsung to actually get the testers working with the device and the percentage of problems we've seen because of the limited sample size, the results so far are cause for concern. [1
At this point in my life with the phone, I'm still impressed with the technical performance that has gone into this technology, but in many ways it still feels like a first-generation product. It's big, it's expensive, and the software needs to be tweaked to create a seamless (so to speak) experience between the screens.
However, there are enough good things that Samsung has built into the phone to make it otherwise a solid experience. If you end up biting the bullet and buying a crease, you'll find that many aspects are a solid workhorse and a good device, despite some peculiarities (assuming the screen works well).
It is a very interesting and impressive device that feels like a guidepost to the future. But it is also a sometimes uncomfortable reminder that we are not quite living in the future.