After one day of use... pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019
Samsung’s new $1,980 foldable phone appears to be having problems with its foldable screen and breaking after just a couple of days for some journalists and one internet influencer.
Some who received the new phone to review before the official launch next week said their Galaxy Fold screens started to flicker and then turned completely black before not working entirely.
Samsung has publicly stated that the screen can withstand being opened and closed 200,000 times, or 100 times a day for five years.
The Galaxy Fold goes on sale Friday, April 26th in the U.S. for $1,980.
Samsung has yet to publicly comment or address these issues.
Statement from Samsung: pic.twitter.com/Me0XkoPMAE— Todd Haselton (@robotodd) April 18, 2019
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
It has gotten progressively worse. Here’s the latest, photo taken now. One photo is from last night. Other photo is earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/qzmlM0a3pL— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
100% did the same exact thing and the inside screen spazzed. There should be a PSA or writing in the box.— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 17, 2019
SUPER YIKES: something happened to my Galaxy Fold screen and caused a bulge. I don’t know how it happened, and I’m waiting to hear back from Samsung. It’s broken. https://t.co/p1014uB01D pic.twitter.com/3FZJkWtSKr— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) April 17, 2019
My Twitter feed is full of broken Galaxy Folds.— Martin Bryant (@MartinSFP) April 17, 2019
Upside for Samsung: only a few people have Galaxy Folds
Downside for Samsung: They’re journalists
ONTD, has your new phone broken on you after a few days after its launch? Or do you wait to make sure problems are addressed and fixed before buying?
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