This week Samsung sent out their new foldable smartphone to a few media outlets for review, however the phone appears to be a major set back for the company.
Mark Gunman wrote on Twitter, “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.”
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
Samsung has said they are aware of “a few reports” of damage to the smartphones main display and said, they will “thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.”
After one day of use… pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019
Dieter Bohn at the Verge wrote, “Whatever happened, it certainly wasn’t because I have treated this phone badly.
“I’ve done normal phone stuff, like opening and closing the hinge and putting it in my pocket. We did stick a tiny piece of moulding clay on the back of the phone yesterday to prop it up for a video shoot, which is something we do in every phone video shoot.”
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
The new smartphone retails at a whopping $2,000 and reviewers insist there has been now rough handling of the device.