Samsung’s Expensive Fold-able Phone is Already Breaking

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With a hefty price tag of nearly $2,000, you would think that Samsung’s fold-able phone would last for more than two days.

Some users have said the phone is breaking after just a couple of days. Reviewers are also complaining that their device is seeing flickering screens.

The Galaxy Fold phone has been given to only gadget reviewers and was also given as a review unit to CNBC by the company itself, which found the phone completely unusable after two days of using it.

The Verge’s Dieter Bohn sai this week that the phone appears to have a defective hinge with a “small bulge” which makes the screen to “slightly distort.”

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg remarked that his “review unit is completely broken just two days in.” He did say he had removed a protective film on the screen.

Gurman tweeted, “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.”

Samsung stated: A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.

Separately, a few reviewers reported having removed the top layer of the display causing damage to the screen. The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure this information is clearly delivered to our customers.
The company began taking pre-orders for the phone earlier this month and ran out fast.

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