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Samsung delays the launch of the Galaxy Fold after investigators have found broken screens: NPR



Samsung boss DJ Koh holds up the new Galaxy Fold smartphone during a February 20 event in San Francisco. On Monday, the company announced it was delaying the launch of the device.

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Samsung boss DJ Koh holds up the new Galaxy Fold smartphone during a February 20 event in San Francisco. On Monday, the company announced it was delaying the launch of the device.

Eric Risberg / AP

With its folding 7.3-inch screen Samsung's Galaxy Fold has been touted as the largest ever Galaxy phone. With a price of nearly $ 2,000, the folding smartphone should go on sale this Friday. However, Samsung announced on Monday that the release will be delayed after the auditors found problems with the screen of the phone.

In a statement, Samsung acknowledged that the device needed further enhancements to ensure the best possible user experience. After further internal testing, we decided to postpone the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the next few weeks.

Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal had problems with the Galaxy Fold She began peeling off the plastic coating that looks like a screen protector in her review titled "Samsung Galaxy Fold Non-Review: We're Not Yours." Beta tester, "she wrote:

" The day I got the phone, I started peeling on one edge of it. I thought it was like any other Samsung Galaxy S10 model – the company now ships its most expensive phones with screen protectors that are easy to remove. I decided not to go all the way, fearing I would scrape a gadget more expensive than my MacBook, but in 48 hours, this peeled corner began to curl up like the edge of a band that you were wearing in the shower. "

CNBC said it did not remove the coating, but that the screen flickered on its crease." A test device that received CNBC from Samsung is … completely useless after only two days of use, "wrote Todd Haselton by CNBC.

Dieter Bohn of Verge reports that the screen of his fold broke after a day. "You can see a small bulge directly on the fold of my Galaxy Fold tester. It's enough to distort the screen slightly, and I can feel it under my finger, "he wrote.

According to Samsung, initial results showed that the problems" are related to the upper and lower exposed portions of the hinge can be brought. There was also a case where substances inside the device were affecting the display performance. "Uncertain telephone recall, lack of transparency is central" />
         

"We will take action to strengthen the screen protector," the company said. "We will also improve the care and use guide for the display, including the protective layer, to help our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold."

This is not the first problem that Samsung has with cell phones. In 2016, the company had recalled 2.5 million of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 after its batteries caught fire.

And in 2014, rival Apple had to deal with reports from users who found that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could bend in their pockets.


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